The Samsung Galaxy Fold is an expensive, complicated piece of kit, so we’re both fascinated and appalled to see someone take it apart. Still, it sure is interesting to see what makes the phone “tick”.
The hinge is a complicated mechanism consisting of five parts, whose goal it is to unfold the screen and keep it flat when the phone is open and fold it back up when the user closes it. The gears of the mechanism are reminiscent of a mechanical watch. This hinge was reportedly redesigned many times during the development process.
A close up look at the Galaxy Fold hinge…