Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 even thinner?

The next iteration of Samsung's foldable smartphone series may benefit from a new hinge system.

The latest rumors see little change to the new Galaxy Z Fold 4 -which should be unveiled next August- compared to its predecessor, except for a slot to store the S-Pen stylus. However, leaker TheGalox claims that the foldable phone will feature a new hinge system.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, simplified hinge for amplified finesse

It would be a simple hinge, thinner than the previous system and reducing the number of mechanical parts needed for folding-unfolding. This translates into increased sturdiness, more room for the famous stylus, and potentially a thinner device when folded.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, target 13 million in 2022

According to the Korean media The Elec, the hinge supplier for Samsung will still be KH Vatec, more productive than alternatives such as S-Connect or AUFlex. Samsung aims to distribute 13 million Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 this year, more than the 7 million sold in 2021.