The most important feature of a folding phone is durability

A metal and glass smartphone was never meant to bend. It happens too often by accident, but when building phones that are intended to be folded over themselves, engineers have a whole new set of potential problems to figure out.

That’s why the one thing I was happiest to see from the Galaxy Unpacked event was a new hinge design for the Galaxy Z Fold 5. It might not be the sexiest feature or a flashy change that gets people excited, but it is something that companies that make phones that fold have to keep working on.