Looking forward: Samsung’s foldable phones are becoming an increasingly popular, albeit expensive, factor in the mobile space. But the company doesn’t stand still when it comes to innovation; Its subsidiary just showed off a foldable one that can rotate 360 degrees.
Samsung Display showed off its new prototype, called Flex In & Out, to Samsung the edge. The big difference between this model and the current Galaxy Z Fold series is that it can rotate a full 360 degrees, allowing the screen to fold in and out.
According to Samsung Display’s Korean newsroom, the function increases “user convenience”, and the aspect ratio can be changed depending on the use of the phone.
Additionally, the display comes with a waterdrop hinge design. Earlier this week, we I heard about this new joint When a Korean post claimed that it would appear in the Galaxy Z Fold 5.
The significant feature of this current u-shaped droplet-designed hinge is a near-invisible crease when the screen is fully opened. What’s more, the screen folds completely flat, instead of having a slight gap like the Z Fold 4. The new design also increases the screen’s durability and the number of folds/unfolds it can withstand.
This isn’t the first time Samsung has revealed the Flex In & Out, but this latest iteration is a big change from the device that was displayed At the International Information Displays (IMID) 2021 meeting in South Korea. This prototype folded into an S-shape and had essentially three separate screens. The new version uses the traditional single fold.
With previous rumors of this year’s Galaxy Z Fold 5 featuring a waterdrop notch, some believe Samsung could implement a Flex In & Out display in its next foldable. This will result in a major design update over the previous phones in the series, and could add to the already high price tag. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 was unveiled last August, so we can expect its successor to be revealed during the same month.