Key Takeaways: Samsung’s Next Foldables
- Galaxy Unpacked scheduled for July 26 in Seoul
- Teaser shows Galaxy Z Flip 5 with redesigned hinge and new colors
- Hinge eliminates gap between folding halves when closed
- Z Flip 5 colors include cream, lavender and mint
- Rumors point to similar new hinge for Galaxy Z Fold 5
- Foldables expected to see major design upgrades
Samsung is set to unveil its next-generation foldable phones, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5, at its upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event on July 26 in Seoul. A recent teaser video from Samsung offers a sneak peek at the redesigned hinge and new color options for the clamshell-style Galaxy Z Flip 5.
New Hinge Design Eliminates Gap Between Folding Halves
The brief video highlights major changes to the hinge design on the Galaxy Z Flip 5. Unlike previous models like the Galaxy Z Flip 4, the new iteration appears to have no gap between the two halves when folded shut.
This upgrade could dramatically improve the folding experience and durability. The gap-free hinge could allow the Z Flip 5 to lie completely flat when closed, with no bump in the middle.
Galaxy Z Flip 5 Teaser Flaunts Cream, Lavender and Mint Color Options
The teaser video shows off the Galaxy Z Flip 5 in three brand new colors: cream, lavender and mint. Samsung seems to be targeting a wider range of consumers with these fresh, stylish colors.
The clamshell foldable maintains the familiar horizontal folding design with a cover display on the outside for quick glances at notifications and other information without needing to flip open the phone.
Galaxy Z Fold 5 Also Rumored to Get New Waterdrop Hinge
While the teaser focuses on the Z Flip 5, rumors suggest the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 5 will also get an enhanced “waterdrop” hinge. This could allow the Z Fold 5 to fold completely flat with zero gap.
Samsung has remained silent about exact specs and pricing details ahead of the Galaxy Unpacked reveal event next week. But the new hinge designs point toward major design improvements for the fifth generation of Samsung’s category-defining foldable devices.