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Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 6 First Picture Reveals its Boxy Form

With Samsung’s next Unpacked happening in less than a couple of months, it seems there is no shortage of its upcoming foldable smartphones. Following the rumored price hike for the Galaxy Z Fold 6, the premium foldable device’s alleged first live photo has emerged, at least partially.

Over on X, prominent leaker Ice Universe has shared a live photo of the Galaxy Z Fold 6 that shows the upper portion of the cover display. While very few details can be gathered based on the leaked material, it does confirm one major change that has been widely leaked and rumored, which is a more angled look alongside a new aspect ratio.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6’s first live photo

What we first noticed was how the right corner is sharper than the Galaxy Z Fold 5 (review). The same can be said of the 6.3-inch cover display’s two corners which are less round than before.

Although it’s hard to distinguish, the new form looks wider, aligned with the rumor of the Galaxy Z Fold 6 sporting a wider and shorter aspect ratio measuring 22:9. The overall boxier and wider shape is also closer to the OnePlus Open we’ve reviewed compared to its predecessor.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6's alleged cover display picture
The alleged Galaxy Z Fold 6 photo revealed the cover display with a 21:9 aspect ratio and sharper angles. / © X/u/IceUniverse

In addition, the bezels depicted appear modest with a thinner form factor as shown in third-party renders. The cutout for the front-facing camera is also present which has not become smaller. It’s unknown if there is a planned upgrade for this shooter, though.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 5 has a 6.2-inch cover display with a 23.1:9 aspect ratio. / © nextpit

Biggest changes in the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6

Elsewhere, we can rely on previous reports about the other features and specifications of the Galaxy Z Fold 6. Basically, the premium foldable is said to arrive with a lighter and more compact build despite the new form factor. This could be credited to the rumored titanium chassis similar to the Galaxy S24 Ultra (review).

The Galaxy Z Fold 6 could also feature a less obtrusive display crease in the inner fold which is the result of a new flexible panel dubbed “Iron Flex.” Similar to the Galaxy S24 range, the foldable should be powered by the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset.

As for imaging, forecasts indicated there are no exciting upgrades for the existing rear cameras apart from the redesigned camera rings. Of course, we don’t rule out that Samsung will eventually adopt the 200 MP sensor on its foldable line.

Samsung is expected to announce the official date of the summer Unpacked anytime soon, with the most plausible date being July 10. However, it might be possible that the South Koreans will delay the event to July 24, which will be closer to the opening of the Olympic Games.

Do you eagerly anticipate the launch of the Galaxy Z Fold 6? Let us know in the comments.


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