As anticipation builds for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event, where the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 are expected to make their debut, new information has surfaced regarding the dust and water resistance capabilities of the Galaxy Z Fold 5. A renowned tipster, Ice Universe (@UniverseIce), has recently refuted earlier rumors by stating that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will not feature an official IP58 rating for dust and water resistance. This development comes as a surprise, as last year’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 possessed an IPX8 rating, indicating water resistance without dust protection.
The contradiction arises from a previous leak that suggested both the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 would be equipped with IP58 dust and water resistance. However, Ice Universe’s recent disclosure challenges this claim, leaving fans curious about the true capabilities of the upcoming foldable devices.
Samsung’s current generation foldable smartphones, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4, boast an IPX8-rated build, offering users a certain level of water resistance. Other recent smartphone models, such as the Motorola Edge 40 and Asus Zenfone 10, come with IP68 dust and water resistance certification. The much-anticipated Galaxy Unpacked event, scheduled for the last week of July in South Korea, is expected to showcase not only the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 but also the Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Tab S9 series. Reports suggest that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will carry a price tag of $1,799 (roughly Rs. 1,47,000).
Recently, detailed specifications of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 were leaked online, shedding light on its potential features. It is rumored to run on Android 13 with the One UI 5.1.1 skin on top, offering users an immersive experience. The device is said to sport a 7.6-inch full-HD+ (1,812 x 2,176 pixels) Dynamic AMOLED inner display with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. Additionally, it may include a 6.2-inch (904 x 2,316 pixels) Dynamic AMOLED outer display, also with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. Under the hood, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, coupled with 12GB of RAM. The device is likely to be available in two storage options: 256GB and 512GB.
Regarding the camera setup, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 could feature a triple rear camera system comprising a 50-megapixel primary camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 12-megapixel telephoto shooter. For capturing selfies and engaging in video chats, a 10-megapixel front camera is anticipated. Notably, there are also rumors of a 4-megapixel under-display camera located on the internal display, enhancing the device’s immersive experience. To keep the device powered throughout the day, Samsung is expected to equip it with a 4,400mAh battery.
As the launch date draws near, enthusiasts eagerly await further official announcements from Samsung, clarifying the exact dust and water resistance capabilities of the Galaxy Z Fold 5. Until then, users can only speculate on the extent of the device’s durability and protection against the elements.