Samsung Galaxy Z Fold6: what we know so far

Ivan, 03 July 2024

With the Galaxy S lineup now outshipping its predecessors, Samsung has lofty ambitions for its 2024 foldables - the Z Flip6 and the Galaxy Z Fold6.

All the rumors suggest we're in for the biggest revamp of the lineup yet and the book-style foldable will be the star. So here's what we know so far.

It will launch on July 10

Samsung will launch the Galaxy Z Fold6 alongside the Galaxy Z Flip6, the new Galaxy Watch7 series, and the novel Galaxy Ring on July 10.

This continues the trend with Samsung's past Galaxy foldable releases - the Galaxy Z Fold4 arrived in late August, while the Z Fold5 came in early August.

The new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold6

The Galaxy Z Fold6 is shaping up as a small upgrade. It looks nearly identical to its predecessor, although it could adjust the screen aspect ratios a bit and could be thinner and lighter.

We expect a bump to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy and we expect this to be the chipset on all Galaxy Z Fold6's across the globe. There could also be an increase in battery capacity.

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The Galaxy Z Fold6

The Galaxy Z Fold6 will likely use the exact same camera setup as the Galaxy Z Fold5. That means a 50 MP 1/1.56" ISOCELL GN3 wide-angle camera will be joined by 10 MP 1/3.94" 3x zoom and 12 MP 1/3.06" ultrawide shooters. A 10 MP 1/3" punch hole selfie, and a 16MP 1/3" under-display selfie camera complete the list.

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The Galaxy Z Fold6

A Galaxy Z Fold6 Ultra isn't coming just yet

For the first time, Samsung will split the Galaxy Z Fold series in two. It wasn't clear for a time whether we're getting a regular Fold and a cheaper Fold, or a Fold and a Fold Ultra but it's seemingly clear now that a higher-end Galaxy Z Fold6 Ultra is coming, however, it's more likely to arrive alongside the Galaxy S25 in early 2025.

The most credible reports suggest a thinner and lighter Galaxy Z Fold6 Ultra with a better camera setup. It's likely the Ultra will get the 200MP ISOCELL HP2 camera from the Galaxy S24 Ultra but no word on the rest of the camera setup.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold6: what we know so far

The other rumors point to a thinner and lighter Galaxy Z Fold6 Ultra. It will reportedly weigh 239g, which is considerably lower than the Fold5's 253g. Additionally the Ultra may use Titanium, like in the Galaxy S24 Ultra.

The Ultra Fold will be just 5.6mm thick when unfolded and 12.1mm when folded - down from 6.1mm and 13.4mm on the current Fold5.

A cheaper Galaxy Z Fold6 isn't coming

For a while, we heard rumors of a Galaxy Z Fold6 FE that will be substantially cheaper than the ongoing Z Fold5. This isn't likely.

New design with a thinner frame and a wider cover display

Samsung marginally tweaks the design of the Galaxy Z Fold each year, but it's too conservative and has fallen behind the competition lately. Last year, we got a flat-closing phone with an ever-so-slight widening of the aspect ratio.

This year, we're hearing of more substantial changes. We already mentioned the thinner frame, expected to allow for an 11mm folded Galaxy Z Fold6.

Early renders suggested a device nearly identical to the Galaxy Z Fold5 but with flatter, sharper sides.

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A flatter, squarer design

Those renders came with dimensions too - 153.5 x 132.5 x 6.1 mm. That's a few mm off the other, more recent report of a 5.6mm unfolded thickness. CAD renders back the 6.1mm profile, but it could be a difference in models - Z Fold6 vs Z Fold6 Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold6: what we know so far

The same report says the cover display will become a bit more conventional - it will be a 6.3" 22:9 unit, compared to the Fold5's 6.2" 23.1:9 one. Expect the inner display to retain the 7.6" diagonal.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold6: what we know so far


Reader comments

400mp camera, 15x optical zoom, 10000mAh battery, all possible in VR. We get brick for 2000 euro instead, but people still buy it. Its a wonder.

ah crap ... was waiting for the fold FE ! Come on samsung the phone is already costing a liver, you do not need to make an ultra version but a cost effective version is the sound choice. Don't be like that stupid dumb blonde fashion b...

  • 07 Jul 2024
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Fold is best phone but 2 problem medel black spot Lcd and 2nd samsung logo company not responding after 1 year

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