How do Samsung Flip and Fold phones work? 

April 13, 2021

Not that long ago, the prospect of a smartphone with a foldable screen seemed like a futuristic dream.

Until now, that is.

Samsung’s made our foldable screen dreams a reality with the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G and Galaxy Z Flip 5G, and now more recently the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3.

How do they work?

It’s all down to some ultra thin glass and a cleverly engineered hinge.

Now, folding glass seems impossible, right? But the truth of the matter is that even some rigid materials can bend and flex if they’re thin enough. Samsung’s taken that thought and produced a sheet of glass that’s thinner than a single human hair, making it flexible. Samsung Ultra Thin glass is tough too – it can handle daily folding and unfolding with ease.

The last thing you want on your revolutionary folding phone is a bulky hinge. It wouldn’t look great and we doubt it would feel good in your hand or pocket either. Luckily, Samsung’s come up with a solution – the Hideaway Hinge.

Inspired by lotus blossoms, the Hideaway Hinge makes folding and unfolding your phone smooth and really satisfying. It uses a dual CAM mechanism to lock your screen in place. Making sure it stays stable whether it’s folded shut, fully open, or open at an angle. What’s more, the hinge is hidden so doesn’t add any bulk to your device.

Worried about dust and fluff clogging up the hinge? Understandable, but that’s been taken care of too. Using new sweeper technology, tiny brushes sweep away dust every time you fold or unfold your phone, keeping it clean.

Galaxy Z Premier Service

When you buy a new Galaxy Z device, you also get access to Galaxy Z Premier service. Included in the box, it gives you 1-year Samsung Screen Protection. With this offer, you get one screen repair within 12-months of buying your new Galaxy Z device, for £99. And you don’t even have to register.

For more information on this offer, check out the leaflet included in the box or head to

With Galaxy Z Premier Service, you also get access to Concierge Care. It’s an on-demand service where you can chat to Samsung experts who can help you get the most out of your Galaxy Z device. There’s 24/7 chat support too.

So, what are you waiting for? Take a look at the latest Samsung foldable phones; the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 today.