Galaxy Z Fold 5 brings huge weight and thickness improvements


Samsung is hard at work on making its Fold series foldable smartphones thinner and lighter. The company has developed a new type of hinge that allows the device to shut without a gap when folded. It also helps reduce the weight of the fold and eliminated the display crease. We now have some numbers that tell you how the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 5 stacks up against last year’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 in terms of weight and thickness.

According to a new report coming out of Samsung’s homeland South Korea, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will weigh about 250 grams. The company hasn’t quite achieved it just yet, with the current prototype unit weighing in at 254 grams.

But, work is underway to cut some more weight before the product enters the final production stage. Even if Samsung fails to reduce the weight any further, the new foldable will be nine grams lighter than the 2022 model (263 grams).


It may not be a massive weight reduction, but it’s pretty big in the grand scheme of things. The Galaxy Z Fold 5 is a huge smartphone with two screens, big batteries, and several moving components inside.

There’s little scope to bring the weight below 250 grams. However, Samsung has still found a way to make the device significantly thinner without compromising on waterproofing or anything else.

The Galaxy Z Fold 5 will reportedly be just 13.4 mm thick when folded. In comparison, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is unevenly thick and measures 14.2-15.8 mm when folded, with the hinge area being thicker.


That’s a 2.4 mm reduction in thickness in the hinge area this year. When unfolded, last year’s foldable measured 6.3 mm thick. We expect that to remain unchanged with the upcoming model.

The Galaxy Z Fold 5 will address another complaint with Samsung foldables

Weight and thickness weren’t the only complaints of Samsung’s foldable users. They have also been demanding the company work on removing or at least reducing the display crease. And the firm is addressing all of these complaints this year. The new “waterdrop” hinge in the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will allow the display to fold in the shape of a water droplet, eliminating the crease.

Overall, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will bring several subtle improvements to Samsung’s Fold lineup this year. The company’s push for a thin and light foldable means there will not be a built-in slot for the S Pen.


It is said to be working on a new S Pen that fits inside the thin foldable while also giving you a feeling of a real pen when writing. Next year’s Galaxy Z Fold 6 may bring it. Samsung’s fifth-gen foldables will debut in the second half of 2023.

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