Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 might finally get that eagerly awaited feature

As the tech world eagerly anticipates the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5, speculation has it that this new entrant could address some of the series' historical limitations.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 might finally get that eagerly awaited feature

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is expected to rectify some of the shortcomings of its predecessor. While the Galaxy Z Flip series has always offered top-tier features such as robust Snapdragon processors and stunning 120Hz AMOLED screens, it has also had a few misses.

One notable gap has been the lack of support for Samsung DeX, a feature that transforms Samsung devices into desktop-like workstations. However, there's a buzz in the tech community suggesting that the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is set to break this cycle, becoming the most compact Samsung phone to support DeX.

For those who may be unfamiliar with DeX, it's a feature that allows users to mirror a desktop interface onto larger displays like smart TVs or computer monitors, either wirelessly or using an HDMI adapter. This capability opens up the possibility of connecting traditional input devices such as keyboards and mice, leading to a more conducive work setting.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 might finally get that eagerly awaited feature

Samsung has taken DeX a step further by developing a DeX app for Windows and Mac. This allows users to experience DeX on their computers by simply linking their Samsung devices through a USB-C cable. Though DeX can be used directly on tablets, smartphones often fall short due to the limitations of their screen size.

Regarding the existing Galaxy Z Flip models, it's yet unclear whether they will receive DeX support via a software update after the official release of the Galaxy Z Flip 5. While details are currently scant, it's worth considering that older models should technically be capable of running DeX smoothly, which raises hopes that they might receive the feature.

The Galaxy Z Flip 5, along with the highly anticipated Galaxy Z Fold 5, is slated to debut at Samsung's forthcoming Unpacked event, which is predicted to occur in late July. Both devices will come pre-installed with Android 13 and One UI 5.1.1 and will qualify for four major OS upgrades, keeping with Samsung's standard practice for its contemporary Galaxy flagships.

Additionally, the event is expected to reveal details about the Galaxy Watch 6 series and introduce the Galaxy Tab S9, Tab S9+, and Tab S9 Ultra.