If we had been guessing, we’d have stated the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 would in all probability be land in August 2023. In spite of everything, the final two fashions of the previous and three fashions of the latter had been introduced in August of their respective launch years. However a brand new leak suggests this yr’s Galaxy foldable telephones would possibly truly arrive ahead of anticipated, in July.
This comes from leaker @Tech_Reve (opens in new tab), who – posting on Twitter – claimed that Samsung normally begins mass-producing hinges for its upcoming foldable telephones on the finish of June, however that this yr it’s going to start out at the start of month, as a substitute.
They counsel that, consequently, it’s potential the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5 might be introduced in July quite than August.
Samsung Electronics normally begins mass manufacturing of foldable cellphone hinges on the finish of June, however this yr they’ll begin mass manufacturing at the start of June.It is also potential that the Galaxy foldable might be launched in July this yr.April 20, 2023
That stated, this launch date declare feels like hypothesis, and there could possibly be different causes for Samsung’s early begin on hinge mass-production (if Tech_Reve’s claims are certainly true).
SamMobile (opens in new tab) – which noticed the leak – makes the purpose that we’ve elsewhere heard Samsung is utilizing a brand new hinge design for these telephones, so it might merely be that the corporate needs extra time to fabricate these extra fashionable hinges. That will make sense, because it is likely to be a extra concerned course of or be extra open to points than with the present hinge design discovered within the Flip and Fold 4.
Through which case, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 would possibly nonetheless land in August, as beforehand anticipated.
What else is coming?
After all, that too is simply hypothesis, but when Samsung does launch these telephones early then it raises the query of what important launches the corporate would have all through the remainder of the yr.
If there’s nothing else then the corporate might have a protracted empty stretch earlier than the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S24, which we’d not see till February 2024. There’ll possible be a Samsung Galaxy S23 FE sooner or later, however that’s not a lot to hold half a yr on.
Shifting past telephones, there’s additionally the anticipated Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 collection to think about, however this line of wearables has typically landed alongside Samsung’s foldables, in recent times. In order that begs the query of whether or not the Galaxy Watch 6 would even have an early July launch, or land individually in August (or later).
With all that in thoughts, for now we nonetheless reckon August is the most probably launch month for the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5. That provides the Samsung Galaxy S23 collection extra respiratory room and extra evenly spreads out Samsung’s flagship cellphone launches than a July launch would.
However we are able to’t rule out July both, particularly as with elevated competitors this yr from new rivals – just like the upcoming Google Pixel Fold – Samsung would possibly wish to get its personal foldables out the door early.