Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 Design Change Could Finally Support This Fold

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  • Samsung is reportedly making a design change to the Galaxy Z Fold 5 to make its crease much less noticeable.
  • The approach has already been used by companies like Motorola and Oppo.
  • The new design will include a screen that forms a teardrop when folded and a new hinge mechanism.

Samsung has been struggling for years to get rid of the crease in its foldable phones. However, the recent Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 both form very noticeable creases in the middle. Well, Samsung might finally be implementing a solution to the problem via a design change on the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 5.

According to a report by the Korean publication Naver (via Sam Mobile), Samsung will adopt a “teardrop” style display structure for the Galaxy Z Fold 5 with what the company internally calls a “dumbbell” hinge.

The advantage of this design change would be that when the screen is folded, there will be no gap between the two halves of the phone. The screen will form a teardrop shape when closed, creating a much smoother curve. This design will ensure that the crease isn’t very noticeable on the Galaxy Z Fold 5. The report doesn’t say it will absolutely go away, but it won’t be as pronounced as it is on the current Samsung foldable.

Teardrop type hinge patent leaked by Samsung Electronics in 2016 via Naver

Other foldable phones that have already adopted droplet-style hinges for less noticeable creases include the Oppo Find N2 and Motorola Razr 2022. There’s no word on the report, but Samsung should technically be in on it. able to use similar display tech in its next flip-style foldable, the Galaxy Z Flip 5. So we might expect Samsung’s 2023 foldables to bring much better displays than ever before.


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