Galaxy Z Fold 5 May Not Feature Desired Design Change, but Hope Lies with Galaxy Z Fold 6
In addition to the improved hinge mechanism, Samsung will also increase the size of the Flip 5’s external display to match similar models from Oppo and Motorola. These design updates suggest that Samsung is making efforts to catch up with features that other vendors have already introduced.
While Samsung’s previous iterations of the Fold and Flip series may not have incorporated these design changes, the company’s dominant position in the foldable market allowed it to remain unchallenged. However, with the emergence of alternatives from Chinese vendors and the unique offering of the Pixel Fold, Samsung is now prioritizing design improvements to stay ahead.
One particular design issue that Chinese vendors and Google have addressed is the aspect ratio of the external display on foldable devices. Samsung’s tall aspect ratio has proven to be less than ideal for regular phone usage while folded. Competing handsets such as the Oppo Find N and Pixel Fold have managed to eliminate this problem by resembling regular phones when folded. Samsung enthusiasts who desire a more conventional folded phone experience may find the Galaxy Z Fold 5’s aspect ratio disappointing.