Samsung Launching New Waterdrop Hinge Foldables Months Ahead of Schedule

Samsung Electronics is gearing up to showcase its latest foldable phone lineup at the offline Galaxy Unpacked event in Seoul on July 26, 2023.

The Samsung waterdrop hinge patent image.

The stars of the show at will undoubtedly be Samsung’s newest versions of foldable smartphones, the Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5. The high-end device, the Fold5, is speculated to have a slimmer design thanks to a redesigned hinge, the introduction of the waterdrop hinge technology. The Flip5 could potentially steal the show. Rumors suggest that Samsung has increased the size of its cover screen, offering users more display real estate for enhanced functionality.

Samsung is also anticipated to introduce two new additions to its watch lineup – the Galaxy Watch6 and Watch Classic. Expectations for these wearables include incremental hardware and software improvements, such as larger batteries and a faster processor. Samsung is likely to introduce Google’s Wear OS 4 and its own Watch One UI 5 to enhance the overall user experience.

While the Watch6 is considered the direct successor to the Watch5, the role and features of the Watch Classic in comparison to last year’s Watch5 Pro remain unclear. Some speculate that the Classic version might have a retro feel and could potentially reintroduce the rotating bezel, absent in the previous year’s models.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S series has been widely praised for its productivity and entertainment capabilities. The company is expected to introduce a three-pronged line-up: the Tab S9, S9+, and S9 Ultra. The S Pen, a key accessory for the Tab S devices, is also anticipated to receive upgrades, further improving the drawing, sketching, and doodling experience for users.