Samsung's throwing a folding phone party in July

Everybody's going to Flip at Samsung Unpacked next month, and Fold too

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 foldable phone
(Image credit: Samsung)

If you like your phones to flip or to fold, Samsung Unpacked is going to feel a lot like Christmas. Samsung's summer event, which takes place in July, is going to be a showcase for the next generation of its best folding phones, the successors to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. And the source of the story has a pretty good knowledge of Samsung's plans, because the source is Samsung itself.

I love these phones, so I'm extremely excited to see the next generation: if any of the best Android phones were to tempt me to abandon my trusty iPhone 14, these foldables would be the ones.

So what can we expect from the fifth generation?

What are the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5?

It's all rumour so far, but we're expecting the Z Flip 5 to have a larger external screen similar to the Moto Razr 40 Ultra. Both phones are expected to come with lighter batteries to make them less of a menace to your pockets, and will reportedly "feel thinner" thanks to a water droplet-shaped hinge that can fold flatter. A Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor is pretty much inevitable, as is a premium price tag.

I'd expect a lot more leaks to come in the next few weeks: Samsung doesn't have the same approach to secrecy as Apple does, and in the period leading up to product announcements almost all the key specifications end up published long before the big reveal. 

That means Samsung Unpacked will be a bit less showbizzy than WWDC or this year's iPhone 15 launch, but it also means you'll have plenty of time to look at the key specs before deciding whether to pre-order.

Carrie Marshall

Writer, musician and broadcaster Carrie Marshall has been covering technology since 1998 and is particularly interested in how tech can help us live our best lives. Her CV is a who’s who of magazines, newspapers, websites and radio programmes ranging from T3, Techradar and MacFormat to the BBC, Sunday Post and People’s Friend. Carrie has written more than a dozen books, ghost-wrote two more and co-wrote seven more books and a Radio 2 documentary series. When she’s not scribbling, she’s the singer in Glaswegian rock band HAVR (