Galaxy Z Fold 6 Slim may launch in Q4 with bigger displays, better specs

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Samsung may not launch it at Unpacked on July 10, but the Galaxy Z Fold 6 Slim appears very much in the company’s pipeline. A new report from Korea says the slimmer Fold will arrive in the fourth quarter. Unlike the regular model, it may see a more limited release. It will feature bigger displays and lack S Pen support.

Samsung to launch the Galaxy Z Fold 6 Slim later this year

The Galaxy Z Fold 6 goes official alongside the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and a bunch of other products on July 10. Leaks have already revealed a lot about the device. It is thinner, shorter, wider, and lighter than the 2023 model. The upcoming foldable is only 5.6mm thick when unfolded, down from 6.1mm. When folded, it measures 12.1mm against the Fold 5’s 13.4mm. Samsung has also cut the weight by 14 grams, with the new model weighing just 239 grams.

However, Samsung’s new Fold is still bulky when pitted against some Chinese foldables. The region has already seen foldable smartphones with a sub-10mm thickness when folded—the HONOR Magic V2 is 9.9mm thick. The Korean firm plans to tackle those with a Slim version of the Galaxy Z Fold 6. We don’t yet have the dimensions of the upcoming foldable, but Samsung has allegedly removed the S Pen digitizer to reduce its thickness.

Additionally, the company has made it larger, likely to slim down some internal components such as batteries without reducing their capacities. A bigger body means the screens are bigger too. The inner folding display will reportedly measure 8.0 inches, while the cover display measures 6.5 inches. The regular Galaxy Z Fold 6 has a 7.6-inch folding display and a 6.3-inch cover display. The Slim is also said to be lighter than the standard version.

It could be a China-only foldable

According to the Korean media, Samsung plans to release the Galaxy Z Fold 6 Slim in China later this year. A previous leak said it could arrive as the Samsung W25 in the country. The Galaxy Z Fold 5 was the Samsung W24, so maybe the company won’t release the regular Fold 6 in China. We should get a confirmation soon. We are also awaiting more details on the availability of the Slim in other markets.

As far as specs are concerned, the Slim version will reportedly pack better internals than the regular Galaxy Z Fold 6. That’s another hint that Samsung doesn’t plan to bring the latter to China. The company has already completed the development of the device and placed orders for components. It could enter mass production soon. Samsung plans to release 400,000-500,000 units of the foldable by the end of the year. Stay tuned for more leaks about the Galaxy Z Fold 6 Slim.

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