Samsung’s new OLED display folds in two directions

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The new display OLED Flex In & Out Of Samsung it has a 360-degree hinge that allows you to fold the screen in two directions. Samsung presented it, along with a new series of other foldables that it showed at CES and the American press.

Samsung Flex In & Out bends both ways

Samsung spokesperson John Lucas showed The Verge a prototype smartphone that uses a new hinge to fold on itself in both directionsthe. The display uses a new type of hinge that creates a less visible crease. The hinge resembles the shape of a drop of water and according to Samsung it reduces the stress on the display when bending, limiting the chances of breakage.

This technology could serve not only to fold the smartphone in two directions, but also just to reduce the space when folding the foldable. And even debut Galaxy Z Fold 5, che is said to feature a hinge that Samsung calls ‘”handlebar”, for a design without gaps and a significantly less visible crease.

Chinese rivals Motorola, OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi have recently started using one water drop shape zipper and Samsung is expected to do the same later this year.

Samsung’s current generation foldable phones, Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4, are equipped with a U-shaped hinge, which makes the crease of the screen more visible (although it’s not a big deal when using it).

However, Samsung could surprise by launching 360-degree leaflets, although it seems strange that it shows a technology on a prototype a few months before the commercial launch. More likely this year we will see the new hinge and only in the next few years the new form factor.