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Graphic compares the current generation folding phone hinge to the new “teardrop” design.


Samsung rumoured to be improving folding phone hinge

By Ninian Carter

January 18, 2023 - Samsung may introduce a new teardrop-shaped hinge in its next foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Fold5, to reduce the visible crease down the centre.

Samsung is the market leader in foldable phones, but their design is far from perfect, with every model released so far suffering from a visible crease down the centre of the screen when opened.

However, the next generation Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 may feature a new “teardrop” hinge design, originally patented in 2016, according to South Korean technology platform, Naver.

The new hinge assembly will potentially lessen the stress placed on that portion of the screen – reducing the opportunity for creasing.

It will also allow the device to fully close with both halves of the screen pressed flush against each other – something its predecessors have been unable to do.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 is expected to come to market in August 2023.

PUBLISHED: 18/01/2023; STORY: Graphic News