Xiaomi unveiled the foldable smartphone Mix Fold 2 a few days after the introduction of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. This phone is a direct competitor of the Korean flagship folding phone. The comparison of Z Fold 4 and Mix Fold 2 shows many similarities between these two devices; But it seems that the product of the Chinese company is ahead of Samsung’s new foldable phone in one area.
By using a new hinge called “drop hinge”, Xiaomi managed to produce the Mix Fold 2 with a thickness less than the Z Fold 4. This hinge also helps to reduce the crease in the middle of the folding screen. Samsung also tested a similar design for the new generation Z Fold; But he has given important reasons for not using this plan.
Water resistance is more important for Samsung
Samsung is the first company to launch water-resistant foldable smartphones. Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3, which were introduced last year, are the world’s first water-resistant foldable phones. By introducing the new generation of these two products, this company has tried to maintain the ability to resist water on its foldable phones.
Ross YoungCEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, says Samsung has tested several hinge designs for its new foldable phones, one of which is similar to the Mix Fold 2’s teardrop hinge, which could make the device thinner and reduce the crease in the middle of the foldable screen.
According to SamMobile, Samsung’s main reason for not using a teardrop hinge is that it would have eliminated the ability to be waterproof on the Galaxy Z Fold 4. The Korean tech giant chose to launch all of its Galaxy devices priced above $1,000 as waterproof products. With the introduction of the Galaxy Z Fold 3, this company launched the world’s first water-resistant folding phone, and now with the introduction of the Z Fold 4, it has continued this trend.
Not using a teardrop hinge in the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a promising point. Samsung is still experimenting with new hinge designs for its next foldable phones to offer other benefits while maintaining water resistance.