Samsung made two major design changes to its foldable smartphones this year. Both Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 feature a new hinge that allows the phones to fold shut, leaving no gap. The Flip model also featured a much bigger cover display. Next year, the company is reportedly going to equip the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6 with bigger and wider displays, both on the inside and outside. The Fold model will get thinner too.
Galaxy Z Fold 6 could be the thinnest book-style Samsung foldable yet
According to reliable tipster Ross Young, who has over 25 years of experience in the display industry and is the CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), Samsung’s 2024 foldables will have bigger displays than their respective predecessors. The source didn’t share the exact sizes but suggested that the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6 will be wider than before.
A narrow cover screen has been one of the biggest limitations of Samsung’s Fold phones. The aspect ratio has hardly gone wider across the five generations of the foldable lineup. Despite supporting all apps and functions, the foldables don’t give you a full-fledged smartphone experience on the outside. Unsurprisingly, the company has faced backlash for not listening to its customers and making slow progress.
There have been reports that the Korean firm is finally listening to the feedback and is preparing to make the cover display wider on the Galaxy Z Fold 6. This rumor has now been backed by a reliable source. Since there’s hardly any room for shrinking the bezels, Samsung may have pulled this off by making the whole phone wider. Unfortunately, we don’t have the dimensions to share with you yet.
Speaking of the dimensions, the Galaxy Z Fold 6 will reportedly be thinner too. This piece of information comes from another noted X tipster @Revegnus. They quoted Young’s post to add that the 2024 Fold model will be the thinnest yet. Coupled with a wider display, it could look a lot different than the current Fold. “It’s something to look forward to, unlike the minor refreshes we’ve seen in previous Fold models,” the source stated.
The Galaxy Z Flip 6 will sport a bigger cover screen too
This year’s Flip model jumped from a 1.9-inch rectangular cover screen to a 3.4-inch squarish panel. It is already quite big and lets you do a lot of things without unfolding the phone. It appears Samsung will further improve things next year. The Galaxy Z Flip 6’s cover display will reportedly measure close to 3.9 inches diagonally. The Korean firm may be taking foldables more seriously now that competition is growing. The 2024 lineup should arrive in July or August.