Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 to bring new hinge design to hide the display crease

Michail, 16 January 2023

One of the big gripes with Samsung foldables is that they still bring a noticeable crease on their main displays but that might change with the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold5. A new report from Naver News suggests that Samsung will bring a new waterdrop hinge mechanism on the upcoming Z Fold model, which will eliminate the infamous screen crease while allowing the panel to fold completely flat.

Samsung Display ''droplet'' foling display patent from 2016
Samsung Display "droplet" foling display hinge patent from 2016

The new hinge mechanism will see the folding display form a droplet shape inside the hinge body, preventing the crease between the two sides of the panel. We’ve already seen similar approaches with the Moto Razr and Oppo Find N series. Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold4 and Z Flip4 handsets still use U-shaped hinges which show noticeable creases and cannot close completely flat. Samsung is expected to retain the IPX8 water resistance rating on the upcoming Z Fold5.

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Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 02 Mar 2023
  • f}{

No need to disrespect the $50 nokia brick y'know?

  • AA
  • 01 Mar 2023
  • Nh8

Well I still use Fold 1 until now and working good and tried several times to upgrade to Fold 4 but no spectacular change to pay a lot of money for similar mobile, I would suggest an automatic opening of the fold thru side push button to open it and...

  • Anonymous
  • 18 Jan 2023
  • cTN

for people who are yelling at plastic screens FYI there's a thin layer of glass on top of plastic .... like your teachers would always say "please do your homework" ; if you can't justify the cost for it , then you can't just...

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