Galaxy Z Fold 5: No S Pen Slot, But Water Resistance and Innovative Hinge to Eliminate Screen Crease

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Samsung has enjoyed massive success with its foldable smartphones, selling millions of units worldwide. However, when compared to foldable devices from Chinese brands, there are a few key areas in which Samsung’s devices fall short. For example, some Chinese foldable phones are slimmer and boast displays that lack the visible creases found in Samsung’s offerings. To address these shortcomings, rumors have been swirling about Samsung’s plans to improve its upcoming Galaxy Z series phones.

Exciting new information has now come to light regarding these improvements. Samsung is expected to take a page out of its Chinese competitors’ book and introduce slimmer devices with smoother, crease-free displays. With these innovations, Samsung is poised to reclaim its position as a market leader in the foldable smartphone space.

Samsung’s highly-anticipated Galaxy Z Fold 5 is set to be lighter and slimmer than its predecessor, according to a new report from South Korea’s ETNews. The company is reportedly aiming to reduce the weight of the device to just 250g, which would be 13g lighter than the Galaxy Z Fold 4. Additionally, the upcoming flagship foldable smartphone is said to be only 13.4mm thin when folded, making it 0.8mm thinner than its predecessor.

While Samsung has not yet achieved these exact specifications, the company is working hard to make these goals a reality before the release of the device later this year. Currently, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 prototype is being tested and weighs in at 254g. With these exciting developments, Samsung is well on its way to revolutionizing the foldable smartphone market yet again.

In addition to weight and thickness improvements, the highly-anticipated Galaxy Z Fold 5 is rumored to boast a revolutionary newly developed hinge that folds the inner OLED display in a unique waterdrop shape. This innovative design drastically reduces the visibility of the crease that is often seen in other foldable smartphones, creating a seamless and uninterrupted viewing experience.

Furthermore, the new hinge design allows both halves of the phone to be folded shut without any gap, eliminating the small gap typically present towards the hinge in Samsung’s previous-generation Galaxy Z series phones. These impressive enhancements are sure to set the Galaxy Z Fold 5 apart from other foldable devices on the market and cement Samsung’s position as a leading innovator in the smartphone industry.

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 5 is rumored to feature a new waterdrop-shaped hinge that not only eliminates the visible crease typically seen in foldable smartphones but also allows for an impressive IPX8 rating for water resistance. This feature puts Samsung ahead of most Chinese phone brands who have not yet been able to offer this level of water resistance on their foldable devices.

In order to achieve a slimmer design, Samsung has made the decision to omit the S Pen slot in the Galaxy Z Fold 5. Despite this change, the report indicates that Samsung sold an impressive 10 million foldable smartphones last year and has set an ambitious target to improve sales of the Galaxy Z series phones by 10% this year.

As Samsung continues to innovate and improve its foldable smartphone technology, it will be exciting to see how the Galaxy Z Fold 5 stacks up against the competition and how consumers respond to its cutting-edge features.

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