Galaxy Z Fold 5 dummy unit shows off same design change seen on renders of the device

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Galaxy Z Fold 5 dummy unit shows off same design change seen on renders of the device
Renders of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 have revealed one change compared to last year's Galaxy Z Fold 4. And now, images of the phone's dummy unit were leaked Friday on Weibo by tipster Ice Universe. The dummy unit shows the same change as the renders which involves the movement of the flash unit on the rear camera island from directly underneath the three cameras to a spot off the camera island to the right of the first camera.

The model's new waterdrop notch is supposed to allow the Galaxy Z Fold 5 to be fully closed without leaving an unseemly gap between the two sides. Recently we showed you images of Galaxy Z Flip 5 dummy, and while the latest version of the clamshell foldable also debuts a waterdrop notch that is supposed to allow the phone to close completely flat, that wasn't the case with the Flip 5 dummy. Perhaps that will change by the time the phone is released next month.


While no images of the dummy units showed us whether or not the Galaxy Z Fold 5 closed flat with the new hinge, a now-deleted image leaked by Ahmed Qwaider revealed no gap when the device is closed. The hinge is also expected to reduce the crease that appears on the internal screen. While the crease might be reduced somewhat by the new hinge, the Fold 5 dummy unit indicates that it won't be much of an improvement.

Last month, we told you that the lack of any noteworthy fresh design changes to the Galaxy Z Fold 5 didn't sit well with Samsung employees. This led Ice Universe to quote one worker who said, "It can't even be called the Galaxy Z Fold 4s" referencing how Apple used to design and name iPhone releases.

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After all of the previous renders, benchmark tests, rumors, and leaks, we are closing in on the July 26th unveiling of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 alongside the Galaxy Z Flip 5, the Galaxy Watch 6, Galaxy Watch 6 Classic, and the Galaxy Tab S9 tablet series. The Samsung Unpacked event will start at 7 am EDT (4 am PDT) and it can be viewed on the Samsung channel at YouTube.

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