A cell phone that can be folded 360 degrees

A new folding design that rotates 360 degrees was shown. (Photo: Samsung).

A new concept of foldable cell phone was revealed. samsung unveiled a prototype display that can be rotated in and out, giving it a 360-degree range.

The name of this new panel is ‘Flex In & Out’ and it has a format similar to that of the Galaxy Fold, however, it expands its range of options to the point that the user could be left with two visible screens depending on how the mobile is folded.

Additionally, the company took advantage of the situation to show a new technology for its hinge, which has been one of the points most pointed out by users, since over time the brand becomes more and more visible in the models.

For this prototype they talk about a “water drop hinge”, which will make the screen have a lighter shape, like a drop of water, when it is folded inward.

This fold will also be more subtle because it would exert less pressure on the panel, which will prevent the brand from being less visible and annoying to touch and sight, as is currently the case with the Flip and the Fold. In addition to being more resistant to bending by the user.

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A new folding design that rotates 360 degrees was shown.  (Photo: Samsung).
A new folding design that rotates 360 degrees was shown. (Photo: Samsung).

The future of this prototype

The 360-degree fold has been in the orbit of the South Korean company for a while.

In 2021 they showed another prototype with the design of an S, which was divided into several hinges. An idea that for now has not materialized in a phone on the market.

Now with this proposal, rumors suggest that part of this technology would be present in the next Fold model.

According to The Vergethe cell phone is expected to have a more resistant screen and the advance with the ‘waterdrop hinge’ would be the right one to erase the crease.

Although they do not know about the 360-degree feature if it will be added as a novelty for the versions for this 2023, which for now does not have a presentation date.

The reduction of the visibility of the fold is already something that other brands such as Oppothat with the telephone Find N It has a completely smooth and resistant panel over time. The same Motorola with model razr third generation.

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A new folding design that rotates 360 degrees was shown.  (Photo: Samsung).
A new folding design that rotates 360 degrees was shown. (Photo: Samsung).

What Samsung prepares

Before the arrival of foldable cell phones, the brand is ready for the arrival of the Galaxy S series, which will be presented on February 1 in a virtual event.

For this occasion the models are expected S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultrawith improvements in its software and some changes in its design.

Regarding the first, speculation suggests that these phones will include the processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2which is more efficient and powerful, marking the end of the chip exynos manufactured by the company itself. With it, it is expected to provide better performance and solve the overheating problems of last year’s series.

All eyes are on this Ultra version, because it would have a 200-megapixel main camera as a great novelty, which could affect the thickness of the terminal, although it is not confirmed.

The screens would be as follows. The Galaxy S23 would have a 6.1-inch 1080×2340 panel, the Galaxy S23 Plus has a 6.6-inch 1080×2340 display, and the S23 Ultra will have a 6.8-inch 1440×3088 display.

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