Samsung had recently launched the Galaxy Z Fold 2. This was the successor to the company’s first foldable smartphone and arrived with various improvements. Now, a new patent reveals what appears to be the Galaxy Z Fold 3, which may arrive with an S Pen.
Earlier this year, the South Korean tech giant filed a patent with the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) for a new smartphone. The documentation describes the device while also offering various sketches as well. Looking at these images, it is clear that the handset in question is a foldable device, and on the bottom right corner is where the S Pen will be housed. The patent is also indicative of the company’s plans to include the stylus in future foldable handsets.
The device in the image resembles the original Galaxy Fold in design, but with the inclusion of a new S Pen. For those unaware, Samsung ships the stylus with larger screen smartphones like the Galaxy Note series or some of its tablets like the Galaxy Tab S series. Although, the stylus on the latter is larger than the former’s. Interestingly, the LetsGoDigital report also stated the company is also looking to use a new ‘Active Electrostatic Solution’ (AES) technology in the future. The application of this technology would work well with foldable smartphones since Samsung is also planning on raising the thickness of its UTG (Ultra Thin Glass) from 30 micrometers to 60 micrometers.
Unfortunately, this is just a design patent and we have no confirmation from the company regarding its plans for the future. The patent also doesn’t explicitly state the name of the device, so take this report with a pinch of salt as well. We had also previously covered another patent regarding a foldable device with a sliding keyboard, which might have also been another possible design for the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Samsung would likely launch its next gen foldable handsets next year, so we can expect to see more information arrive in a few weeks or even a couple of months.
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