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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 Cover Display With Widget-Based UI Spotted in Leaked Images Ahead of Galaxy Unpacked Event

The leaked images also suggest the cover display will offer full keyboard functionality.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 Cover Display With Widget-Based UI Spotted in Leaked Images Ahead of Galaxy Unpacked Event

Photo Credit: Twitter/SnoopyTech

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is expected to be revealed at the next Unpacked event

Highlights
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is expected to have a large cover display
  • The phone is said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC
  • Images of the hinge show both foldables sporting a gapless folding design
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Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked launch event — set to take place in Seoul, South Korea — is just a week away. The company is expected to announce a number of products, but the event seems to be mainly focussed on its upcoming foldable devices which include the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and the Galaxy Z Fold 5. We have seen plenty of leaks about both devices, but it seems that the rumour mill isn't quite done with them just yet. A reliable source has now revealed images of both smartphones that appear to corroborate previously leaked details about their respective hinges. More importantly, we get our first glimpse of how Samsung is expected to utilise the new larger cover display on its Galaxy Z Flip 5.

The leaked images were revealed by Roland Quandt on Twitter, after which they were taken down from the microblogging service. They were later published by 9to5Google. One of the images gives us some details about how Samsung plans on using the outer screen on the Galaxy Z Flip 5. The image reveals a number of applications which seem to appear more like widgets or cards instead of full-fledged apps. One of the cards on the display also shows a full keyboard when replying to a notification, while the other shows a flight boarding pass. There's even a card for the weather and recent calls, which suggests that users will be able to access a lot of information without opening the phone.

While it still isn't clear whether Samsung's outer display will be completely widget-based (like the current Galaxy Z Flip 4, it is pretty clear that Samsung's display has a taller squarish layout versus the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra's rectangular layout — when not used in full screen mode with the cameras getting in the way. If the image does turn out to be genuine, Samsung surely seems to have an advantage as most apps (especially with a full keyboard) will work better with a taller display. What remains to be seen is if Samsung will run full apps on its outer display.

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Leaked image of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 showing functionality of its outer display
Photo Credit: Twitter: Roland Quandt (@rquandt)

 

What we know through a past report is that Samsung might be planning to run optimised versions of Google apps on the outer screen on the Galaxy Z Flip 5. It isn't clear whether this would be just for Google's default apps (Google Messages, YouTube, and Google Maps) or will also include such support for third-party apps.

Another detail revealed as part of this leak is the hinge design on both the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Fold 5. Quandt released clear renders of both devices showing how both have a gapless folding design with the new hinge. This new hinge design also makes both phones appear a lot thinner in the side profile photos.

Samsung is expected to reveal both the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and the Galaxy Z Fold 5 alongside other devices like the purported Galaxy Tab S9 series and the Galaxy Watch 6 series. You can read more about the Galaxy Z series devices here.


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  • REVIEW
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Vibrant displays, folding display is durable
  • Compact design when folded
  • Top-tier performance
  • Fast wireless charging for a foldable
  • Water-resistant design
  • Good quality primary camera
  • Bad
  • Cover screen functionality is limited
  • Battery barely lasts a day
  • Relatively slow wired charging
  • No macro camera
Display (Primary) 6.70-inch
Processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Front Camera 10-megapixel
Rear Camera 12-megapixel + 12-megapixel + 10-megapixel
RAM 8GB
Storage 256GB, 512GB
Battery Capacity 3700mAh
OS Android 13
  • REVIEW
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Very good build quality, IPX8 rated
  • Well-optimised software
  • Very good system and gaming performance
  • All-day battery life
  • Reliable cameras
  • Bad
  • Expensive
  • Still feels bulky
Display (Primary) 7.60-inch
Processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Front Camera 10-megapixel + 4-megapixel
Rear Camera 50-megapixel + 12-megapixel + 10-megapixel
RAM 12GB
Storage 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Battery Capacity 4400mAh
OS Android 13
Resolution 2176x1812 pixels
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Sheldon Pinto
Sheldon Pinto is based in Mumbai, and has several years of experience in reviewing smartphones and gadgets. As a Senior Reviewer at Gadgets 360, you will always find him deeply immersed in his reviews, switching from one phone to another. When the battery dies out, Sheldon is always browsing the web for a good sci-fi movie or reading up on cars and bikes. He also loves creating lists of interesting places to eat and travel. Sheldon is available on Twitter at @shellshocd, and you can mail him at ...More
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