Samsung’s fans are extremely excited about the upcoming successor to the Galaxy Z Flip 4. The reason for this excitement is the design improvements that this new folding device is expected to have. Recently, dummy units of the device have been leaked, giving users a glimpse of these design improvements.
When it comes to leaks before a device’s launch, Samsung often unintentionally reveals important information. Recent reports have already shown dummy images of the upcoming device, giving users an idea of what to expect. Along with showcasing the device’s design, this leak also highlights a problem that users should anticipate.
The issue at hand is the hinge gap that will be present in the Galaxy Z Flip 4 successor. Over the past few years, users have had to deal with this problem with each new Galaxy Z Flip product launch. Samsung seems to be struggling to minimize the gap in the hinge of their clamshell folding device. As you may already know, foldable devices have a hinge in the middle of the display, allowing the device to fold in half and become more compact for easy portability.
For the upcoming Flip 4 successor, Samsung is introducing a large cover display as a design and practicality improvement. The leaked dummy images show an upgrade from the previous Z Flip model, bringing it in line with competitors. Motorola has already released a clamshell folding device with a sizable 3.6-inch AMOLED cover display.
Samsung is now preparing to launch the Galaxy Z Flip 4 successor with a large cover display as well. However, the Korean tech giant seems to be ignoring the issue of the hinge gap on their forthcoming foldable device. The leaked dummy images clearly reveal a gap between the upper folding half and the bottom part of the device when folded flat.
The hinge gap has been a consistent feature across the previous Galaxy Z Flip devices. Other brands have been actively working on improving their hinge technology for clamshell folding devices, aiming to eliminate the presence of the hinge gap.
Samsung appears to not view the gap as a significant problem, but many tech experts would criticize them for this oversight. The launch of the Galaxy Fold 4 successor is just a few weeks away, scheduled to take place during the Samsung Unpacked event on July 26th.