Does the Samsung Z Fold 6 design point to a slimmer, broader future?

Does the Samsung Z Fold 6 design point to a slimmer, broader future?

Samsung Z Fold 6 design speculation is at an all-time high thanks to the lackluster innovations on the flagship foldable design. Samsung isn’t known for reinventing the wheel year-on-year recently, mostly thanks to last year’s Galaxy Z Fold 5 being near-identical to Z Fold 4. In a new patent filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, also known as USPTO, it looks like we’re getting a much-needed refresh for its 2024 sixth-generation release.

The patent displays a much-needed slimmer hinge and a broader display, bringing the design closer to Google Pixel Fold design aesthetics from last year. The hinge, while smaller and easier on the eye, features a polished design to reduce friction in the center of the Samsung Z Fold 6 design. This also means fewer reasons for the dreaded center fold cracking seen on previous devices, which Samsung repairs with no questions asked within the first two years of ownership (FYI).

There’s always been discourse about the tall and narrow outer display previous foldable phones have donned, but that could be a thing of the past. The Samsung Z Fold 6 design patent sports a shift in design towards a traditional bar phone design, shorter and broader. This was a design decision holding Samsung and its Fold series back. Still, a familiar form factor should resonate with more Android users than the usual “lanky” look.

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