The rumors about Samsung’s upcoming foldable phones keep piling up. We have been hearing reports about the Samsung will introduce water-drop hinge design for the Galaxy Z Fold 5, which will make the display crease invisible. The prolific tipster Ice Universe via Weibo today revealed that Samsung is developing a reworked hinger mechanism which will be used on the next iteration of the foldable device.
Ice Universe is reconfirming the fact that the Korean tech giant will use a new waterdrop-style hinge for the Fold5. A South Korean media also published about the same details in last month.
The source says the Galaxy Z Fold 5 has no display gap and adds that the phone’s thickness will fall in the 13mm range when folded shut. That means the Galaxy Z Fold 5 could be thinner than the previous-generation Galaxy Z Fold 4, which comes in at around 15.8mm near the hinge portion.
It’s no secret that the Galaxy Z Fold device doesn’t fold perfectly flat, by leaving the gap between the two halves of the device. As per the source, the design is further improved by the use of the new “droplet” mechanism that helps display folded in a water-drop shape to widen the screen wrinkles, and will allow the Z Fold 5 to close shut totally flat. Thus, it will prevent the crease between the two sides of the panel. This “droplet” mechanism doesn’t leave any display gap and also brings the phone’s thickness to the 13mm range when folded shut.
Oppo has used the similar approach on its Find 2 Flip device to prevent the crease. As per the recently leaked renders, Motorola also seems to be working on the same mechanism for the Razr 2023. A recent rumor revealed that the Galaxy Fold 5 will be offered in 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB storage options. More detailed will be revealed in the coming months as we inch closer to the launch of Samsung’s next foldable for this year.