Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6 could get major design upgrade

The next-gen foldable phones might look drastically different to the current range

An image of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
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Quick Summary

Rumours are emerging about a suite of slimmer Samsung Galaxy foldable phones this year.

Those could arrive as soon as the end of the summer.

While the world of technology has always been forward focused, the advent of foldable phones has marked that more than ever. The devices offer the perfect hybrid of screen real estate and portability, making them a hit with users.

Perpetually sitting near the top of the pile, Samsung phones are some of the most popular options out there. Now on their fifth generation, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 are some of the top picks on the market.

Now, attention is turning to the next generation of these devices. The Z Flip 6 and Z Fold 6 have been rumoured for a while now. Everything from a Z Fold 6 Ultra model to leaked case renders have given us plenty to get excited about.

Now, new rumours suggest the range could include a second pair of slimmer handsets. That rumour was first perpetuated by respected industry analyst, Ross Young. He mentioned the existence of the Z Fold 6 Slim yesterday, suggesting that it could come with a bigger display and no S Pen support.

That was corroborated by the Dutch specialist Samsung blog, GalaxyClub, who also suggested that a Z Flip 6 Slim could be in the works. They also report that the Slim variant of the Fold is the same handset as the Z Fold 6 Ultra.

That's an exciting prospect. While the Samsung range is unquestionably popular, the size of those handsets is a stumbling block. Other devices like the Honor Magic V2 are substantially slimmer, which makes for a much nicer handheld experience.

So, when can we expect to see these handsets hit the market? Well, relatively soon. The brand tend to launch their new foldable phones – as well as other devices – towards the end of the summer. We'll certainly be keeping our eyes peeled for more details about these devices before in the meantime.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.