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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 Could Fix the Flip 5's Biggest Flaw

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Although everyone's attention is on the newly released Samsung Galaxy S24 series, rumors about its upcoming foldable phones continue to make waves, albeit at a more muted pace. A new rumor has appeared, suggesting the Galaxy Z Flip 6 could receive a major upgrade in its battery capacity to fix one of the major shortcomings of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 (review)—a middling battery life.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6's bigger battery

Reliable source and insider Galaxy Club shared insights on the increased battery size of the Galaxy Z Flip 6. According to the news outlet, the unannounced clamshell foldable sports a rated battery capacity of 3,887 mAh which is advertised at 4,000 mAh. As a comparison, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 gets a 3,591 mAh cell, or equivalent to a typical rating of 3,700 mAh. Hence, we're looking at a 300 mAh difference.

While the increased value sounds modest, this would still help stretch the Galaxy Z Flip 6's endurance a few hours more over its predecessor. You will also have to consider the planned software optimizations in the One UI skin along with a more efficient chipset, rumored to be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, to squeeze out more precious juice.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 review
Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip 5 features a new hinge that results into a fully flat folded panels. / © nextpit

Other worthy changes in the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6

Beyond the battery, the Galaxy Z Flip 6 is expected to receive significant improvements in other sections. It was previously reported that the cover display will be enlarged to 3.9-inches from the current 3.5-inch size on the Galaxy Z Flip 5. Furthermore, the main folding screen is said to feature of a more durable “IronFlex” panel that should increase its durability further.

Elsewhere, Samsung is rumored to upgrade the Galaxy Z Flip 6's 12 MP main camera to a 50 MP shooter, which is presumably the same sensor found in the Galaxy S24 (review) and Samsung's other mid-range camera phones. The 12 MP ultrawide sensor is likely to be retained.

Based on what we know, the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Galaxy Z Fold 6 should also receive new Galaxy AI features that debuted in the Galaxy S24 trio. These include the new Circle to Search, live translation, summary, and generative photo editing, among others.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6, Galaxy XR, and Galaxy Ring launch date

Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip 5 was launched in August last year, so it appears the Galaxy Flip 6 is positioned to be made official sometime in the same month this year. In addition to the new foldable devices, Samsung may also announce its high-end Galaxy VR/MR headset that will rival Apple's Vision Pro. In the midst of it all, perhaps the Galaxy Ring tracker might debut as well.

What do you wish to see most from the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 apart from the bigger battery capacity? Should Samsung improve the overall build of the handset as well? Share your suggestions in the comments.

Source: Galaxy Club

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Jade Bryan

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I still remember how amazed I was when I first got hold of the Nokia 3210 back when I was a kid, and it was during that time I developed my love for technology, particularly for mobile phones. I started sharing my knowledge through writing in different blogs and forums back in Nokia Nseries era. I even make videos before where I put different phones side-by-side. Today, I'm still an avid enthusiast of smartphones, but my interests have evolved into smart devices and electric vehicles.

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  • APKHiHe 1
    APKHiHe 2 months ago Link to comment

    I don't think so because it's still very fragile