Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 announced with closed-hinge-gap and plenty of deja vu

An image of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
(Image credit: Samsung)

Samsung has officially lifted the lid on its 2023 book-style foldable, the Galaxy Z Fold 5, a similar-looking phone to the Z Fold 4, with modest updates including a closed-hinge-gap design, a lighter, slimmer body, updated internals, and an improved big-screen interface.

While the Z Fold 4 had very little competition when it launched in 2022, with Huawei being the only other phone maker selling big-screen foldables in the West, now, it's a different story. Honor dropped the lower-cost Magic Vs earlier in 2023, and the Google Pixel Fold is also taking the fight to Samsung with a periscope camera and Google's much-loved imaging system.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.