Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip smartphones are modern flip phones with a large, foldable OLED display that bends in the center to let you fold the phone in half and slide it into your pocket or bag. The company also puts a smaller secondary display on the cover that lets you view notifications and a few other things without opening the phone. But historically that’s all the screen’s really been good for.

That could change with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 though. According to a leaked picture obtained by MySmartPrice, the new phone will have a cover screen large enough to view apps, frame your photos, or perform other functions. In other words, the Galaxy Z Flip5 could look a lot like the recently launched Motorola Razr+.

The pictures show a foldable phone with two rear cameras, an LED light, and a display that sort of curves around them, taking up a substantial portion of the top half of the phone.

One part of the image shows this space being used by a music app, allowing you to play, pause, skip tracks, and view album artwork without unfolding the phone.

Another portion shows what looks like a posed photo, suggesting you could use this screen to line up the perfect shot with the phone’s rear cameras rather than relying on a “front facing” camera positioned over the primary display. Or maybe this is supposed to be a wallpaper, because the model posing for this photo sure doesn’t look like she’s holding the phone for a selfie.

MySmartPrice also rounds up other leaks about the upcoming phone, which suggest that the cover display with measure 3.4 inches diagonally while the primary screen is a 6.7 inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a hole punch cut-out for a camera.

The phone is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 3,700 mAh battery and come with 128GB or 256GB of storage. The rear cameras are expected to include a 12MP primary camera and a 12MP ultra-wide, while the front-facing camera is also said to snap 12MP photos.

Samsung is expected to officially announce the Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5 smartphones on July 26th, so it’s probably a good idea to take this leak (and anything else you see about the phone before then) with a grain of salt. But there’s nothing implausible in the leaks, so I certainly wouldn’t be surprised to find out they’re accurate.

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  1. I still don’t see the point of foldables. I mean, flexible OLED’s were cool technology back in 2008, but all the manufacturers sat on the tech until recently. I think it’s just a fad that will pass.

    Perhaps they are just trying to find ways to sell more devices that might appeal to consumers, thinking this will give them the boost they need to push more products out and help their bottom line in this global computer recession.

    But seriously, this is very old tech even though it seems new because they are just now coming out with it.

    I consider these releases a big yawner TBH.

    1. its because many people hate phablets and simply want a phone that fits in pocket to carry

  2. Galaxy flip is not interesting unless if can use the same amount of software on the cover display as the motorola razr+ which is supposed to include most apps.

    1. For sure it will support regular apps just like Motorola. There is an issue though that not all apps now can actually work even on 16:9 aspect screens, not to mention square ones. Uber and Lyft, apps I’d mostly would buy this phone for, are not usable on small window mode (Lyft does not even support split window, too). UX designer idiots these days draw mockups for iPhones screens without giving any thought to other devices, and then developers just slap scroll at best, or even do not verify apps at all, so you have half of the controls outside of screen border.

      1. Flip 5 cover screen resolution: 720 x 748 pixels, smaller stupid folder shape display. Good luck using a keyboard!
        Razr+ cover screen resolution: 1056 x 1066 pixels, bigger display

        1. Resolution does not matter, Android operates in DPI anyway, so logical resolution will be about the same as on Motorola. But Razr has huge camera slapped to that display, and guess how it looks on Android API level and how it usually handled? Right, all the interactive elements will be put in the safe zone under that cutout, efficiently losing up to 1/5 of the screen height. Keyboard is actually les of the issue, since it will just scroll to input field and take most of the screen until you dismiss it. I’ve used it on tiny screen Android phones and had no issues. The only question is if developers will adapt the apps for these smaller screen. Like, will Uber remove all this Eats and other adverts they have that takes most of the screen area. On HD aspects screens there is no space for map.

          1. I wouldn’t buy any of these “Flip” phones, not for the purposes of using the outer-screen for anything besides notifications.

            If I wanted that use case, I would instead opt for a “Fold” phone, but an outward one. Like the Huawei Mate X Fold. Ideally the outer-screen would be a long 21:9 display in the size of a large phone, and when it is folded-out, you get a 4:3 display in the size of a small tablet. That is the best of both worlds, from a practical setting.