Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 leak shows improved hinge design

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Z Fold2 has leaked out in full, high-resolution glory with a more sophisticated design and robust-looking hinge. The renders, found by MySmartPrice (via Android Police) show that Z Fold2 has completely lost the original Fold’s cutout selfie camera notch on the interior screen, replaced by a hole-punch. The exterior LCD screen now takes up most of the front space, as well rather than having big gaps above and below like the Fold.

However, the biggest improvement appears to be in the hinge. Where the Fold had some seals to close off gaps that allowed dust and other particles to get in, the Fold2 sides appear to enclose the hinge structure more completely. The inside corners are also square instead of rounded, so there’s no longer a small gap at the top and bottom when it’s opened. Finally, the hinge appears to be a bit larger and fits more tightly to the sides of the phone.

We also saw a rumor that the Fold2 would come in both 512GB and 256GB variants, giving a buyers a cheaper option. All of this should be taken with some skepticism, naturally, as neither the photos nor details have been confirmed by Samsung. The way it’s going, however, expect to see more leaks as the Z Fold2 gets closer to launch.

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