Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5: How it started and how’s it going

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The year is already more than halfway over, and with that, we’re nearing the launch of Samsung’s latest foldable phones. Here in the States, Samsung continues to reign supreme with the Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip lineup, even with Motorola and OnePlus providing some pretty tempting alternatives. The Galaxy Z Fold 5 has been on the market for nearly a year, offering welcome improvements over its predecessors. Yet, as plenty more foldables reach consumers, the Z Fold 5 remains one of our favorites.

As we near the presumed launch of the Galaxy Z Fold 6, we thought it would be a good time to reflect on how the past year with the Fold 5 has gone.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5: Design and displays

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 in flex mode

“From a surface level, the Fold 5 looks identical to the Fold 4. That quickly changes the moment you hold its thinner, lighter chassis though. It’s clear this form factor is the best design on the market at the moment, even with the weird aspect ratio.”

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