July 3, 2022

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is one of the best foldable phones for a reason. Aside from actually being small enough to fit in a pocket, its release provided much-needed upgrades over its predecessor like a proper water-resistance rating. But foldable phones are still in their infancy with plenty of room for improvement.

With the expectation that Samsung will release a fourth-generation flip phone later in 2022 — especially given how well the Flip 3 is selling — we’re hoping for more than just a spec bump. We’d love to see a design evolution that includes a few hardware upgrades.

Goodbye crease

(Image credit: Nick Sutrich / Divinemercy)

People seeing or using the Galaxy Z Flip 3 for the first time typically have one consistent concern amidst all the positivity and excitement: the horizontal crease in the display’s center. To my recollection, everyone I know who has seen the phone in person has asked me if the crease is a bother.

Acting like a crease is ideal isn’t any better than acting like a display notch isn’t annoying to look at all the time.