Samsung announces the Galaxy Z Fold 5, it's next big foldable

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is here and the early reviews suggest that the new model isn't all that different from the model that it replaces.

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After many months of rumors Samsung has finally taken the wraps off the Galaxy Z Fold 5, its latest large-format foldable phone. It arrives alongside the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and is already proving to be something of a disappointment for some.

The Galaxy Z Fold 5 appears to be almost identical to the Galaxy Z Fold 4 that it replaces in Samsung's lineup, albeit with an improved hinge that now allows the phone to close flat.

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That new hinge is undoubtedly the biggest change according to those who have already spent time with the upgraded phone. But beyond that little seems to have changed.

The Galaxy Z Fold 5's outer display is a 6.2-inch HD+ part with support for a 60Hz refresh rate. On the inside, that refresh rate doubles to 120Hz for the 7.6-inch QXVGA+ foldable panel.

Moving to the internal components the Galaxy Z Fold 5 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip beating at its heart alongside 12GB of RAM. There are storage options that range from 256GB to a full 1TB, while Icy Blue, Phantom Black, Cream, Gray, and Blue are the colors on offer.

In terms of cameras, the main shooter is a 50-megapixel affair while a 12-megapixel ultrawide is joined by a 10-megapixel zoom.

All of this will sound very familiar to owners of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 which is perhaps the problem here. If you're looking for a big upgrade over last year's model you're probably going to be left disappointed - unless the phone not closing flat was a big irritation for you. If it was, this upgraded phone will be right on the money.

Prices for the Galaxy Z Fold 5 start at $1799 and rise from there if you need more than 256GB of storage.

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Based in the UK, Oliver has been writing about technology, entertainment, and games for more than a decade. If there's something with a battery or a plug, he's interested. After spending too much money building gaming PCs, Oliver switched to Apple and the Mac - and now spends too much on those instead.

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