The Galaxy Z Fold 5 is reportedly being equipped with an improved hinge design
There is speculation that Samsung is looking to improve their next-generation foldable phones in a variety of ways, with a particular focus on the hinge. Reports are now suggesting that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 could feature an “droplet” mechanism for the hinge design, which is gaining more attention.
Any person who has used a Galaxy Z Fold knows that Samsung’s book-like foldable phones don’t quite lay flat. The cause of this gap between the two halves of the Galaxy Z Fold is due to the hinge mechanism. While it is not a huge issue, this gap makes the phone slightly bulkier and leaves the foldable panel more prone to damage from minor objects.
The Galaxy Z Fold 5 is anticipated to receive a number of upgrades in terms of hardware specs and design. Of particular note, Samsung is reportedly investing in a higher-quality hinge with a “droplet” mechanism, which should enable the device to close shut perfectly flat and make it thinner than ever.
I Ice Universe has now confirmed the rumor circulating on Weibo, a Chinese social media network. According to the source, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will have no display gap and will have a thickness of 13mm when folded shut, making it thinner than the current Galaxy Z Fold 4, which has a thickness of 15.8mm near the hinge.
It is expected that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 sometime between August and September 2023. Rumors have been circulating that the company may produce the upcoming models in India, and may additionally include BOE in its foldable display supply chain. Apart from a different hinge, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 may also feature a different aspect ratio which could make the cover screen more convenient to use.