Galaxy Z Flip 5 Wishlist Samsung Unpacked’s Exciting Reveal

Galaxy Z Flip 5 Wishlist Samsung Unpacked's Exciting Reveal

What the Galaxy Z Flip 5 Needs to Succeed

Samsung is set to unveil its latest foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip 5, at its upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event on July 26. While we can only speculate about what the future holds for Samsung’s foldable phone lineup, one thing is certain: the competition is getting tougher. Motorola recently launched the impressive Razr Plus, raising the bar for Samsung’s smallest foldable. So, what does the Galaxy Z Flip 5 need in order to succeed?

A Larger Cover Screen

After reviewing the Razr Plus, it’s clear that the Galaxy Z Flip 5 needs a larger cover screen. Motorola’s new phone boasts a 3.6-inch outer display, compared to the Z Flip 4’s 1.9-inch cover screen. The Razr Plus allows users to do a lot with its external screen, from playing games to browsing Google Maps and typing emails. In contrast, the Z Flip 4’s smaller cover screen is more limited, mainly suitable for brief interactions.

You might wonder why having a larger cover screen is important if the phone is primarily used when open. However, the Razr’s cover screen offers on-the-go convenience. Despite not having extensive hands-on experience with the Razr yet, the small size of its cover screen allows for one-handed use, making it practical for tasks like responding to text messages or checking emails.

Rumors suggest that Samsung may indeed introduce a larger external screen on the Galaxy Z Flip 5. According to the reliable source, Ice Universe, the Z Flip 5 will sport a 3.4-inch cover display.

Motorola Razr Plus

More Flex Mode Features

Samsung pioneered using flip phones as built-in tripods for capturing photos and videos. The company calls this feature Flex Mode, allowing the Z Flip and Fold to split apps between the top and bottom portions of the display when folded halfway. While Samsung has expanded Flex Mode since the original Flip’s launch, adding features like using the bottom portion of the display as a mini trackpad, some argue that it’s not practical.

In the Galaxy Z Flip 5, adding more functionality to Flex Mode that takes full advantage of the phone’s bendable and foldable design would be a game-changer. Additionally, a larger front screen could open up even more possibilities for innovative uses of Flex Mode. Samsung can take inspiration from Google and Motorola, both of which have demonstrated creative uses for foldable phones. For instance, the Razr can show a preview of a photo on its external screen, allowing the subject to see their image before the picture is taken.

While Google’s translation feature for the Pixel Fold is yet to be released, the practical use cases suggested by Motorola and Google signify a step in the right direction for foldables.

Flex Mode Screenshot

A Less Noticeable Crease

One of the biggest challenges with current foldable phones is the noticeable crease that runs across the center of the screen. As Samsung enters the fifth generation of its foldable phones, it’s imperative to see significant progress in reducing or even eliminating the crease. Competitors like Oppo and Huawei have made improvements in this area in recent years, raising hopes for similar advancements in Samsung’s upcoming device.

Rumor has it that the Z Flip 5 and Fold 5 will feature a new hinge that allows the phones to close completely without any noticeable gap. This change could potentially make the crease less prominent.

Galaxy Z Flip 4 Hinge

Longer Battery Life

Samsung made improvements to the Galaxy Z Flip 4’s battery life compared to its predecessor, but there is always room for enhancement. The Z Flip 4’s battery can last a full day on average usage, but it drains faster when watching videos or taking video calls — tasks that the Z Flip is perfect for, as it can be easily propped up.

No matter how long a phone’s battery lasts, it never feels long enough. Therefore, users hope to see a significant improvement in the Z Flip 5’s battery life. If the Z Flip 5 utilizes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor optimized for Samsung’s devices, we can expect gains in power efficiency.

Battery Life

Better Cameras

While the Galaxy Z Flip 4’s 12-megapixel wide and ultrawide cameras capture decent photos, there is room for improvement. Samsung should strive to bring the Z Flip 5’s camera system up to par with its non-folding flagship, the Galaxy S23. The Galaxy S23 boasts a 50-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera, and a 10-megapixel telephoto camera.

While it might not be possible to fit a telephoto lens into the Z Flip 5 without compromising the size of the cover screen, other improvements can be made. Increasing the resolution or pixel size could significantly enhance image quality. Additionally, if the Z Flip 5 inherits the Galaxy S23’s processor, we can expect back-end upgrades that enhance the way photos are processed.

Galaxy Z Flip 4 Cameras


In conclusion, for the Galaxy Z Flip 5 to succeed, Samsung needs to add more functionality that sets it apart from the competition while reducing the compromises associated with choosing a foldable phone. A larger cover screen, more innovative uses of Flex Mode, a less noticeable crease, longer battery life, and improved cameras are some of the key elements that could make the Z Flip 5 a success. These changes could propel foldable phones toward becoming more widely appealing, as Samsung envisions.