More details about Samsung’s next folding-screen smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip, came to light on the Internet earlier today. The high-quality renderings, configuration specifications and form factor spree of the machine, which is expected to arrive next month, have been compromised. The Galaxy Z Flip is rumoured to have replaced the flexible screen exterior with ultra-thin glass, but the latter may be more likely to break. But Jonas Daehnert reported that the machine had come with a rubber cushion at the corner to improve its durability.
(Screenshot via Neowin)
@PhoneDesigner shared a rendering of this unique design on Twitter, with the Galaxy Z Flip equipped with two curved rubber cushions on the device’s bottom border.
Although somewhat different from the “flat” shape of earlier renderings, these “bumpers” are reminiscent of the designs that have been common in notebooks for years (leaving room for buffering between keyboards and screens).
On the Galaxy Z Flip, these bumpers also help reduce impact when the device is closed. Beyond that, it’s hard to imagine what it can do.
The South Korean electronics giant is clearly more committed to the design of the Galaxy Z Flip after a number of problems with the Galaxy Fold screen.
Given that foldable display technology is still in its infancy, using an ergonomic screen protection mechanism is clearly a smart choice. For consumers, it’s also a pleasure.
In terms of configuration, the Galaxy Z Flip is expected to feature a 6.7-inch Infinity-O display, Qualcomm 855 Plus SoC, and 8GB of RAM plus 256GB ROM (expansion is not supported).
On the camera side, the machine is said to have used a dual 12MP main camera and wide-angle lens. Front 10MP single camera, complemented by a small 1.06-inch external information display.