Galaxy Z Fold 6 May Not Support Wi-Fi 7, FCC Certification Shows

Galaxy Z Fold 6,

Samsung’s upcoming flagship foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Fold 6, is edging closer to its official release. The device has recently obtained various certifications from global regulatory authorities, and it has now received approval from the USA’s FCC.

Interestingly, the FCC certification for the Galaxy Z Fold 6 does not list support for Wi-Fi 7. This omission is unexpected, especially since the S24 Ultra is certified for Wi-Fi 7, and Samsung typically ensures parity in connectivity features between its Galaxy S Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold series. Notably, the Galaxy Z Flip 6’s FCC certification also excludes Wi-Fi 7 support.

Galaxy Z Fold 6 Connectivity Features Fall Short of Expectations

Galaxy Z Fold 6

It has been known for a while that the Galaxy Z Fold 6 would not represent a major upgrade over the Galaxy Z Fold 5. However, the absence of Wi-Fi 7, despite being supported by the Snapdragon chip powering the device, was not anticipated.

Samsung’s choice to limit the upgrades on the Galaxy Z Fold 6 might be influenced by its strategy to introduce an Ultra variant with superior specifications. Additionally, there is talk of a Fold 6 Slim model, which is expected to be larger, thinner, and similarly priced to the standard Fold 6, but it is also presumed to lack Wi-Fi 7 connectivity.

Aside from Wi-Fi 7, the Galaxy Z Fold 6’s connectivity options appear to match those of the Galaxy S24 Ultra. The device will support 5G (sub6 and mmWave), Ultra-wideband (UWB), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.3.

Samsung is set to officially unveil the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6 at its Unpacked event in Paris on July 10. The event will also feature the announcement of new smartwatches, Samsung’s first smart ring, and new wireless earbuds.