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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 to hide display crease with new hinge technology

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  • A new waterdrop hinge technology is in the works for the Galaxy Z Fold 5
  • It will significantly reduce the display crease
  • It will allow the display panel to fold completely flat

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 will not have a noticeable crease, according to a new report by Naver, a South Korean publication. As per the report, the Galaxy Z Fold 5, which is rumoured to debut in August this year, will be equipped with an entirely new waterdrop hinge mechanism. The idea behind incorporating a new hinge is to let both sides of the screen come into contact with each other without any gaps while folding.

The foldable screens of the Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 are unable to close completely because they are equipped with u-shaped hinges. The new hinge mechanism will cause the folding screen to form a droplet-like shape within the hinge body, preventing the panel from creasing.

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New Hinge Design May Bring Water Resistance Rating

Samsung may adopt new waterdrop hinge design on the Galaxy Z Fold 5

The patent document filled by Samsung Display in 2016 gives a look at  new waterdrop hinge design

Unlike the foldable phones from Chinese smartphone brands, Samsung has been offering its foldable phones without an IP rating. The new hinge technology will enable a perfect flat folding design on the Z Fold 5. Hence, it is likely that it may offer an IPX8 rating for water resistance.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 specifications (rumoured)

Recent reports have revealed that the Galaxy Z Fold 5 will feature a 7.6-inch foldable screen that delivers a resolution of 1768 x 2208 pixels. At present, there is no word on the size of its external screen. Both screens are likely to come equipped with Gorilla Glass Victus protection.

Apart from featuring a new hinge, the other major change that will be seen on the Galaxy Z Fold 5 is the inclusion of a dedicated slot for a stylus. The device may come equipped with a new chip, which is tentatively called the Snapdragon 985 by the rumour mill.

The main camera setup of the Z Fold 5 will feature an OIS-enabled 108-megapixel primary camera, a 64-megapixel telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide snapper. Lastly, the Z Fold 5 is likely to measure 6.5mm in thickness and weigh around

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