Samsung’s future Galaxy Z flip model may have a rotating camera hinge

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While Samsung fans are patiently waiting for the announcement of the next generation of foldables next month, new developments about Samsung’s future foldable plans have emerged online. According to a recent patent application, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 or future clamshell foldable may have a rotating dual camera system integrated into the hinge.

The report comes from a reputable Dutch publication LetsGoDigital It discovered a new patent filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) earlier this year. Therefore, according to the patent, Samsung is considering mounting the dual camera module on a foldable folding hinge like the future Z Flip. in this way, More space to pack a larger cover display..

Camera-on-the-Hinge design

According to the sketch, in the patented design, the dual camera module is placed on the hinge of the device, which is the folding element of the phone. When you open the phone, the camera automatically rotates and faces back. On the other hand, when you close or fold the phone, the camera points up or towards the user. Check out the sketches that showcase the design just below.

Galaxy Z Flip 3 may have a rotating camera on the hinge

It is safe to assume that Samsung will not implement this design in future Z Flip 3. As you can see from the sketch, it’s still an ongoing work and Samsung may not want to integrate such a complex hinge camera mechanism into that device yet. In addition, in a previous leak, none of the Galaxy Z Flip 3’s renderings showed such a camera-on-the-hinge design.

Now, prior to the launch of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, we saw a lot of device leaks and renderings. In fact, we’ve seen reputable talent Evan Blass (@evleaks) leaking the entire product line that Samsung plans to launch at its next Galaxy Unpacked event on August 11th.

We know that the foldable Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 comes with an under-display camera (UDC), but little is known about the Galaxy Z Flip 3. According to a previous report, the latter is a 1.9-inch cover (outside) display. This is much larger than the 1.1-inch cover display of the previous model. Oh yeah, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 will have a bigger display next month, but not the hinge camera mechanism.