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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 hinge breaking reports emerge in large number

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Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 foldable smartphones feature more durable hinge compared to their predecessors. Both the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 passed various durability tests, and videos revealed a newer Samsung hinge system, featuring a narrower gap, but reports of hinge breaking have started to emerge.

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 comes with a starting price tag of $999, but, still has less durability, as reported by a group of users on the web. According to users, the hinge of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 smartphone is breaking (disjointed) even without minimal drops.

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Spotted by PiunikaWeb, some Galaxy Z Flip 4 users believe that Samsung’s new hinge design got failed in durability than the previous iteration, making the foldable smartphone weaken. With just a quite minimal drop, the hinge of the device got damaged, hinting the internal joint has been broken.

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Adding to this, the Galaxy Z Flip 4’s hinge is disjointed even after it was protected with a hinge protection strap and an armored cover, as cited by users. A user even claimed that he dropped the Galaxy Z Flip 3 but it has no problem even after a year, while, it’s not the same case with its successor.

Here is the video of one of the affected units.

As the owner of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 shown in the video, the device’s hinge got badly damaged, internally. The phone is not opening at over about a 90-degree angle due to internal damage to the hinge, and the screen will badly break the sides if the phone gets forcefully unfolded.

We are not sure whether it’s a manufacturing defect or a flaw in the new hinge system that debuted with the Galaxy Z Flip 4. Samsung should look into the matter and help buyers fix the broken hinge of their $999 foldable smartphone alongside thinking about further durability improvements.

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I expected that the z flip 4 have stonger hinge and screen as enodrsed by Samsung during the launch of this device. But apparently it’s the other way around as the z flip 4 seems to be more fragile than the z flip 3.

Phone fell from waist height to the floor. Closed, in it’s silicone case, flat onto the ground. I’m 5ft4in. Phone now doesn’t open fully, and the top and bottom halves are misaligned from that tiny drop. Permanently stuck in flex mode, if you will. There’s visible warping underneath the left side of the hinge on the screen, assuming from whatever is underneath getting dislodged and poking upwards.

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James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Samsung Galaxy S4 and continue to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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Get Honor Magic VS Wallpapers on your Samsung device [Download]

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Honor recently launched its latest foldable smartphone named Honor Magic VS. The successor of the Magic V smartphone comes with an amazing design, a powerful processor, three cameras, new features Android 12, and more. Along with this, the company introduced a bunch of new stock wallpapers for Honor Magic VS, which are available to download for any smartphone.

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Now, you can download the amazing Honor Magic VS wallpaper on your Samsung smartphone. Thanks to YTECHB for extracting and sharing the high-resolution wallpapers of the Magic VS smartphone.

The download package linked below includes about 47 wallpapers so you can set any of them on your home screen or lock screen, anywhere you want.

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Honor Magic VS Specs

Honor Magic VS features a seamless design, sophisticated super light gear hinge, powerful processor, lightweight, and more. The phone comes with 7.9-inch (2272 × 1984 Pixels) FHD+ OLED display, a 6.45 FHD + AMOLED cover screen display, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, 12GB RAM, and more.

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The latest Honor foldable smartphone equips three cameras including a 54MP main camera, a 50MP Ultra-Wide camera with the macro option, and an 8MP 3X Optical Zoom Camera, which uses an AI-enabled HONOR Image Engine. There’s a 16MP front camera for selfie lovers.

Magic VS packs a 5000mAh battery with 66W fast wired charging. To be mentioned, this smartphone is currently available to order in China and it is officially confirmed to launch in the global market soon.

Check the preview of some Honor Magic VS smartphone Wallpapers:

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Researchers discover critical Mali threats in Samsung Exynos phones

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On November 22nd, the Google Project Zero team discovered multiple security vulnerabilities/threats that affect various Samsung devices, specifically, Exynos chipset-powered devices with Mali GPU.

Among the discovered vulnerabilities, one can lead to kernel memory corruption. Not that all, but the other threats can leak physical memory addresses, and three others can lead to a physical page us-after-free condition.

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In general, if your Samsung Exynos device is affected by any of these Mali vulnerabilities/threats, an attacker who executes native code in an app can gain full access to the system and bypass the permission model of the OS.

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Google’s Project Zero team in their blog post said that these vulnerabilities can let attackers continue reading and writing physical pages after returning to the system.

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Notably, Google’s Project Zero team initially discovered these flaws while investigating Pixel 6 devices. Thankfully, all the Snapdragon processor-powered Galaxy models are unaffected by these vulnerabilities.

Back in July, ARM spotted these Mali-related security flaws, however, any smartphone maker didn’t patch to address them. As Project Zero has finally discovered the issue in Android, hopefully, the patches will be coming next month.

Apart from Samsung, ARM-made Mali GPUs are also used in Xiaomi and OPPO smartphones. Hence, some of the Xiaomi and OPPO devices could also be affected by these Mali-related security flaws.

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Here is your first look at Samsung Galaxy A34 5G – 5K renders, 360 video

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Samsung may launch the Galaxy A34 (mid-range 5G) smartphone in late December or early January. Ahead of the official unveiling, famous leakster, Onleaks in collaboration with Giznext, already exposed the design of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A34 5G device with 5K renders, and 360 video.

Starting with the rear panel, Samsung Galaxy A34 5G smartphone comes with a triple camera setup, which could include a primary, an ultra-wide and a macro sensor. Next to the vertically placed individual camera sensors, there is an LED flash, which looks similar to the Galaxy A32.

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The Galaxy A32 first debuted a camera design without any module, which impressively expanded with the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Since all three models of the Galaxy S23 series are likely to bear the same camera design by ditching island, the Galaxy A34 could also join the party along.

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Samsung Galaxy A34 Renders

On the front, the Galaxy A34 device brings the Infinity-U panel, consisting of a waterdrop notch for the selfie camera. The same report also claimed that this upcoming phone could be equipped with a 6.5-inch display and could expand 161.3 x 77.7 x 8.2mm.

Samsung Galaxy A34 Renders

Aside from this, the upcoming Samsung mid-ranger appears to have a side-mounted fingerprint scanner on power button along with volume rockers on the right side. The left frame remains vacant as always, while the bottom side consists of USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack and mic, while the SIM card tray is positioned at the top.

Samsung Galaxy A34 Renders

Samsung has not yet revealed when it will introduce the Galaxy A34 smartphone, however, leaks and rumors are continuously emerging on the web. Earlier, we get to know how the Galaxy A14 and Galaxy A54 will look, at the same time, the Galaxy A74 renders might be coming soon!

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