Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip 6 renders show off a few design tweaks

Samsung has an event coming up in July, which will see the launch of the Galaxy Ring smart ring and new versions of Samsung’s foldable phones, the Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip. We’re up to version six now! Both foldables have had renders posted recently from OnLeaks and Smartprix. These are usually based on CAD files passed around to accessory makers, so they should be spatially accurate down to the millimeter, with some guesses as to the colors, materials, and a few small details.

First up, we have the big foldable, the Galaxy Z Fold 6. This year, the device is getting a boxier design with sharper screen and body corners, making it more in line with the S24 Ultra. The dimensions of what a foldable should be is still something no one can seem to agree on, and the report says the Z Fold 6 is “1.4 mm shorter and 2.6 mm wider” than the Fold 5. The body has the same thickness as last year, 6.1 mm when open, but that doesn’t say how much thickness the hinge adds. (The Fold 5 is 13.4 mm when folded.)

The flat sides in the render look great, making the Z Fold look even more book-like than normal. There are three cameras on the back, a hole-punch camera on the front cover screen, and an under-screen camera on the inside. What would help the Z Fold keep pace with the competition is a big battery upgrade: The Z Fold 5 was thicker than the competition yet only packed a 4400 mAh battery. The Pixel Fold and Honor Magic V2 both shipped with a 5000 mAh battery.

One fun curveball in the Galaxy Fold rumor mill comes from Roland Quandt at WinFuture, which claims Samsung is working on two large-format foldables this year, and the second model would be the “Galaxy Z Fold 6 Ultra.” It’s not known what extras would make the new model “ultra.”

Enlarge / The Z Flip 6 is thicker than last year, but you won’t notice that in a render.

As for the smaller phone, the Z Flip 6 looks almost identical to last year’s model, but it’s getting thicker, going from 6.9 mm to 7.4 mm when open. The big downside of these new-age flip phones is that the hinge goes right in the middle of the phone where a battery would normally be, so the Z Flip 5’s split batteries only combined for 3700 mAh. A slab phone with the same size 6.7-inch display would typically have a 5000 mAh battery. The thicker body means Samsung has space to pack in more mAh.

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