Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6: All the rumors so far

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 on wicker table showing front display
(Image credit: Future)

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 is coming this summer, and Samsung clearly wants to get more people excited about foldable phones as they try to make them mainstream. 

The Galaxy Z Flip 5 was a welcome improvement over what came before, thanks to a bigger cover display, improved cameras and a sleeker no-gap design. But the battery life wasn't great, and it had stiff competition from the Motorola Razr+.

The rumors are heating up around Samsung's new flip foldable, with early chatter pointing to an even larger cover screen, a more durable foldable display and much more capable main camera. For Samsung, it will need to be a giant leap if it has any chance of taking back the crown.

Here's everything we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6. Additionally, we also have a Galaxy Z Flip 6 vs. Galaxy Z Flip 5 preview that analyzes more of the differences between them.

Galaxy Z Flip 6: Latest News (Updated March 25)

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6: Price and release date

We haven't heard anything about the Z Flip 6 price yet, but the cost will likely be somewhat similar to the release price of the Galaxy Z Flip 5. That phone was released with a full cost of $999 / £1,049. We can imagine that the Galaxy Z Flip 6 will cost roughly the same amount.

We have a better idea of a potential release date for the Galaxy Flip 6. The last three Galaxy Flips were released in August, so it is reasonable to imagine the same will be the case for both the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and the Galaxy Z Fold 6, this year's expected foldable updates from Samsung.

However, it's thought that launch day could be a bit earlier this year. Samsung is sponsoring the 2024 Olympic Games, which begins in late July, and having a new device to show off during the games would be a smart move. Couple that with the claim that production on Galaxy Z Flip 6 parts will begin in early May - earlier than last year - and it's looking as if a July launch has a high chance of happening.

 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6: Design 

The Galaxy Z Flip 6 should look similar to the prior model, although an uncovered patent filing to the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) from Samsung Display, applying to trademark the term “Ironflex.” This could mean something new is coming to the design. 

While it is unclear what Ironflex truly is, we'd guess it refers to a hardier foldable screen. One area we know Samsung is looking at is dust resistance. Last July, Samsung's head of mobile TM Roh said that foldable fans will have to “wait a little longer” but that plans are in motion.

A recent leak from a known source SmartPrix has shown off several high-res renders of the Galaxy Z Flip 6, as well as a 360-degree video. While the phone appears to be very similar to the prior model, there is an increased thickness that could indicate a larger battery. However, there are no indications that the cover screen will be larger.

Samsung may offer the Galaxy Z Flip 6 in light green, light blue, silver and yellow, according to one source. The Galaxy Z Flip 5 was offered in mint green, and a yellow version was offered exclusively through Samsung stores, so we could see some overlap here with the new model and its predecessor.

A recent leak on X has revealed that the Galaxy Z Flip 6 could have the same Corning Gorilla Armor as the Galaxy S24 Ultra. This would afford the device better scratch and glare protection than many of its contemporaries. The leak also mentions a bugger cooling system and the possibility of models running with 12 GB of RAM.

 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6: Display 

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 mid fold

(Image credit: Future)

One of the big things about the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 was the newly enlarged cover display, with screen size increasing to 3.4 inches from the 1.9-inch strip on previous Flips. Recent reports make it sound like the Galaxy Z Flip 6 could take that feature another step further. 

According to display analyst Ross Young, Samsung could be aiming to increase the overall size of the outer screen for the Galaxy Flip. This will apparently feature a 3.9-inch exterior display, which is pretty massive compared to other flip foldables. The Z Flip 5 had a 3.4-inch cover screen while the Razr+ offers 3.6 inches. 

There's a chance the cover display could be upgraded to a 120Hz refresh rate from the Galaxy Z Flip 5's 60Hz according to one Galaxy Z Flip 6 rumor. This is said to only be in development though, so it's possible we won't see this feature after all if Samsung can't get it finished in time.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6: Cameras

Good Lock app showing off full apps on Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 Flex Window cover screen.

(Image credit: Future)

One Galaxy Z Flip 6 camera leak says that Samsung could be working on a prototype of the Flip 6, codenamed B6, and is said to have a 50MP main camera sensor. This would be a big jump up from the 12MP sensor on the current Galaxy Z Flip 5. 

We have also heard other rumors that the Galaxy Z Flip 6 will receive a 50MP camera. In April 2023, Twitter leaker @Tech_Reve detailed how the Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6 could see major changes

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6: Performance

The Galaxy Z Flip 6 will likely feature the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip as the Galaxy S24 line, and possibly the Exynos 2400 chip in some markets. Either way, the new chip(s) should not only provide a boost in performance but also result in longer battery life, as we've seen a major improvement in endurance across the Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus and Galaxy S24 Ultra.

A 12GB RAM option may also be on the cards, but could be limited to certain regions. Otherwise, expect the same 8GB RAM with 256GB or 512GB of storage seen on the Z Flip 5.

A recent leak on X has stated that the Galaxy Z Flip 6 could have a 4,000 mAh battery, which would vastly improve the power levels on the phone. The Z Flip 5 had a 3,700 mAh battery, so there would hopefully be a noticeable upgrade to battery longevity if Samsung did more to this larger cell size.

 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6: Outlook 

It is still very early in the rumor mill for the Galaxy Z Flip 6. However, what we do know seems promising. 

We like the idea of having a larger cover display, a more durable inner foldable screen and a more powerful camera. But we'd like to see Samsung add a more powerful zoom, as well as exclusive foldable Galaxy AI features on top of what's avaialable with the S24 series. 

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Josh is a staff writer for Tom's Guide and is based in the UK. He has worked for several publications but now works primarily on mobile phones. Outside of phones, he has a passion for video games, novels, and Warhammer.