This is what I really want to see in the Galaxy Z Fold 5
Samsung’s next big foldable phone needs a larger cover screen and more software capabilities.
In the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Samsung improved how its book-style foldable functions as a regular phone in a number of ways. Among the improvements are a better camera, a slightly improved design, and a new processor. However, there are plenty of ways Samsung could improve its foldable phone in the future. As Samsung faces new competition from Google’s Pixel Fold, I hope it does something about it.
The biggest change I’m hoping to see in the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s successor (which will likely be called the Galaxy Z Fold 5 though we don’t know for sure) is more software that takes advantage of its foldable shape. In order to really make foldables appealing to more than just early adopters, Samsung must provide a more convincing argument for their foldables.
Samsung is still waiting for foldable phones to break through, even though the Galaxy Z Fold is in its fourth generation. According to International Data Corporation projections, foldable phones will only represent 1.1% of the overall smartphone market in 2022, despite growing in popularity.
It’s possible we’ll hear more about the Galaxy Z Fold 5 next month at Samsung’s Unpacked event in South Korea. Here’s what I’m hoping to see.
Although the Galaxy Z Fold’s design is noteworthy, impressive hardware does not mean much without a good software support system. Since the Z Fold was launched, Samsung has improved the way apps work on its 7.6-inch inner screen. The Z Fold 4, for instance, has a dock located at the bottom for quick access to apps, and when in Flex Mode, the bottom half of the screen can be used as a touchpad.
These features don’t really convince users to get a foldable phone in the first place. Instead, they make it slightly easier to use apps on the Z Fold.
It’s safe to say that no company has completely answered the question just yet, but several have made some promising attempts. Microsoft’s Surface Duo 2, for example, is a slick device that gives you a real book experience when you launch the Kindle app. It has page-turn animations that really bring the whole thing alive. Contrasting with the Z Fold, rather than one display, it features two displays joined by a hinge. However, we may find this changes with Microsoft’s next Duo according to a report from Windows Central. In any case, for now Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 offers superior software and camera quality, making it an overall better phone.
Aside from language translation, Google is also considering ways to use the outer and inner screens of its Pixel Fold. Despite not having used the Pixel Fold extensively, it’s refreshing to see ideas that feel new when it comes to how software is designed to fit foldable devices. Samsung should take note.
I hope Samsung will release more ambitious features in future versions of the Galaxy Z Fold since it was one of the first to release a foldable phone.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is slightly larger than its predecessor, giving it a more traditional-style feel when closed. Going further with the Galaxy Z Fold 5, the upcoming Pixel Fold demonstrated how a cover screen that is similar in shape and width to a normal, nonfolding phone can be incredibly useful. After just several minutes with the Pixel Fold, I could tell how apps would be more comfortable on a broader display.
Having said that, I imagine Samsung might have some difficulty making the screen too wide, since that would likely affect the shape and aspect ratio of the interior screen as well.
Embedded S Pen
The S Pen could help Samsung answer that critical question of who the Galaxy Z Fold is for. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and 4 both support the S Pen, but you have to buy it separately and there is no storage mechanism for it. Samsung should bundle the Galaxy Z Fold 5 with the S Pen and add a convenient way to store or attach it to it.
In this way, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 could be even more useful for sketching, taking notes, and editing documents. That might not be important to everyone, but it could make the Z Fold more appealing to Samsung’s productivity-oriented crowd. The Z Fold’s high price would also be a bit easier to accept since you’d be getting more for your money.
According to a report from The Elec, Samsung has cited adding an S Pen slot as a key challenge that must be overcome to make foldables more popular, despite not discussing its plans for the Galaxy Z Fold series. In other words, Samsung is likely to bundle the S Pen with its foldables in the future.
There is a less noticeable crease
Although Samsung’s Z Fold’s design has evolved over the years, the crease still exists. You can feel the crease when running your finger across the screen, although it’s not always visible. When the Galaxy Z Fold is opened, it could feel more like a regular tablet if the crease is reduced.
In terms of shrinking creases, Huawei and Oppo, two of the world’s largest smartphone manufacturers, are making quick progress. Samsung may be the leader in foldable phones, but other companies are making steady progress.
Huawei’s Mate XS 2 sports a screen that wraps around the front of the device, offering users a regular phone mode when folded and a tablet mode when opened. According to CNET’s Sareena Dayaram, who tried Oppo’s new Find N2 foldable, she “hardly ever saw or felt the crease” – an impressive feature that makes me eager to see what Samsung has in store. Rumours reported by The Elec suggest that Samsung may be looking into ways to reduce the crease on their Z Fold device.
Design that is thinner
The Ultimate Galaxy Z Fold 5 Wishlist: Features and Upgrades We Need
Are you ready for the next big thing in foldable technology? The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is on the horizon, and we couldn’t be more excited. But before it hits stores, we’ve got a wish list of features and upgrades that could take this smartphone to new heights. From improved durability to enhanced camera capabilities, join us as we explore what the ultimate Galaxy Z Fold 5 should look like. Get your pen and paper ready – you won’t want to miss these must-have additions!
Design Features We Want to See on the Galaxy Z Fold 5
We want to see some major design changes with the Galaxy Z Fold 5. Here are a few features that we would love to see: 1. A more durable display: The display is one of the most important parts of a smartphone and it needs to be able to withstand daily use. The Galaxy Z Fold 4’s display was not as durable as we would have liked and it scratched easily. We want to see a more durable display on the Galaxy Z Fold 5 that can withstand everyday wear and tear. 2. An upgraded camera: The camera is another important feature on a smartphone and the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s camera was not up to par with other flagship smartphones. We want to see an upgraded camera on the Galaxy Z Fold 5 that can compete with other flagships. 3. Improved battery life: Battery life is always an important factor when it comes to smartphones. The Galaxy Z Fold 4’s battery life was decent, but we want to see even better battery life on the Galaxy Z Fold 5. 4. A sleeker design: The Galaxy Z Fold 4’s design was good, but we want to see an even sleeker design on the Galaxy Z Fold 5. We want a phone that looks and feels premium, without any unnecessary bulk. 5. Better software: The software is another important factor when it comes to smartphones. We want to see improved software on the Galaxy Z Fold 5 that is more user-friendly and responsive.
Display and Camera Upgrades We Need
We’ve seen some great upgrades to the Galaxy Z Fold line with the release of the Galaxy Z Fold 2, but there are still a few areas that could use some improvement. Here are the display and camera upgrades we hope to see in future iterations of the Galaxy Z Fold: -An upgraded display that is even brighter and more vibrant than the current one. -A camera system that can rival that of a DSLR or mirrorless camera. We want to see better image quality, low light performance, and fast autofocus. -The ability to use external flash units and lenses with the camera system for even more creative possibilities. -Improved durability of the foldable display, so it can withstand more wear and tear.
Processor and Battery Improvements
As the successor to the original Galaxy Fold, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 features a number of improvements over its predecessor. One of the most significant upgrades is in the processor and battery department. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor, which is a significant upgrade over the Snapdragon 855 found in the original Galaxy Fold. The 865+ is one of the most powerful mobile processors on the market, and it’s paired with 12GB of RAM to ensure smooth and snappy performance. The battery life has also been improved, thanks to a larger 4,500mAh capacity battery. This results in better overall battery life, and you should be able to get through a full day of use without any problems. Fast charging is supported, so you can juice up quickly when needed.
Connectivity Options for the Galaxy Z Fold 5
As we await the release of the Galaxy Z Fold 5, let’s take a look at some of the features and upgrades we’d like to see. One area that could use some improvement is connectivity. While the Galaxy Z Fold 4 offered support for 5G and WiFi 6, it lacked some of the more advanced features found on other flagship smartphones. For example, it didn’t have WiFi 6E support or support for the latest Bluetooth 5.2 standard. We’d like to see Samsung remedy this with the Galaxy Z Fold 5. WiFi 6E would give users access to even faster speeds and lower latency, while Bluetooth 5.2 would offer better range and support for higher quality audio codecs. Other than that, we hope to see Samsung continue to include features like an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, as well as wireless charging. Stay tuned for more updates on the Galaxy Z Fold 5 as we approach its launch date!
Expanded Memory Capabilities
When it comes to flagship smartphones, more memory is always better. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 already comes with 12GB of RAM, but we’d like to see an option for 16GB. For storage, the base model offers 256GB, but we’d like to see an upgrade to 512GB or even 1TB. As for expandable memory, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 supports up to 1TB via a microSD card. However, we’d like to see Samsung ditch the microSD card slot in favor of a more modern solution like USB Type-C external storage.
Software Enhancements Desired for the Galaxy Z Fold 5
When it comes to the software side of things, there are a few key enhancements that we would love to see on the Galaxy Z Fold 5. Firstly, we would love to see an improvement to the multi-tasking capabilities of the phone. At the moment, you can only have two apps open side-by-side in split-screen mode – it would be great to be able to have three or even four apps open at once. Another big enhancement we would like to see is an update to the Samsung Dex software. Dex is a great way to use your phone as a pseudo-laptop, but it is currently limited to a handful of apps. It would be great if Samsung could open up Dex so that any Android app could be used in Dex mode. We would love to see some improvements made to the Bixby voice assistant. Bixby is not nearly as useful as Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, and it often struggles with basic tasks. Hopefully, Samsung can make some major improvements to Bixby with the Galaxy Z Fold 5.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 has the potential to be a revolutionary device, and with all of the features and upgrades mentioned in this article, it could become one of the most sought-after phones on the market. With its advanced folding technology, powerful specs, improved camera system and upgraded design, there is no doubt that it will be a hit among tech enthusiasts. We hope that Samsung takes our wishlist into consideration when they are designing their next flagship device so that we can experience all of these new features firsthand!