Samsung recently announced the latest foldable smartphones, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3. With the advent of new foldable phones, the business seemed to be moving away from the popular Galaxy Note series of smartphones. However, new trademarks and patents show that the note rules will be significantly updated with respect to design.
According to a report by LetsGoDigital, a major Korean technology exhibition unit has applied for a trademark named “Flex Note” and a design patent with CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Office). This patent describes a large screen smartphone that can be folded and rotated around the device. With its compact form, the device looks like the front of a regular smartphone, with a large, foldable folding screen facing from back to back. Looking at the compact shape from behind, the casing screen covers about half of the back panel.
The user can expand this screen. This will increase the size of the entire smartphone screen. This makes it look like a tablet from the beginning. Another unique aspect of the design is that it includes slots for S-pen style. In other words, the device comes with an S-pen holder and a special magnetic housing. In particular, the device is as thick as its compact shape. However, when you unfold the screen, there is a noticeable difference between the center of the back panel and the other side that houses the foldable surround screen.
However, since the magnetic sheath of the S-pen is in the area behind the folding screen, this difference in thickness also serves its purpose. If the screen is folded, the S Pen can be safely stored and removed in the form of a tablet if needed. Another interesting aspect is that the rear camera module isn’t listed in the patent sketch, but the company has a dual camera built in under the screen in the upper right corner, so you can shoot both selfies in good condition. .. Compact primary sensor. At this point, it’s unclear if the company is actually working on such a product or if it covers all locations. So stay tuned for future updates.
Samsung Flex Note with foldable surround screen
On October 29, 2020, Samsung Display filed a design patent with the China National Intellectual Property Office (CNIPA). The document was published on September 21, 2021. Approximately 30 product images show two Samsung smartphones that are identical to each other except for the camera system.
It is a Samsung smartphone that can enlarge the screen. In its most compact form, it has a full size phone with a beautiful full screen design. The surrounding screen is displayed from right to back, occupying half of the whole.
Users can flip the surface of the screen from back to front to create a large tablet-sized screen. Unique to this design, Samsung has also found space to store its award-winning S-pen. A small hole will be made where the pencil will fall. When you fold the screen, the stylus fits between the two parts of the screen and secures to the case. The S-pen is magnetically held so that it does not fall off immediately when the folding screen is opened.
Samsung Galaxy Flex Note S Ballpoint Pen
In its most compact shape, the casing is the same thickness everywhere. When you open the screen, your right back is no thicker than your left back. This height difference is cleverly eliminated with a stylus so that the device can be laid flat on the table.
The first model has no visible camera. As you can see from the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Samsung probably selects the camera at the bottom of the screen with this variant. The second model has a dual-hole camera, as you can see in the patent image above.The perforated camera is located in the upper right corner of the flexible screen. This means that the dual cameras are located on the back in the folded position. Keeps the front of the full screen without the camera. In addition, you can use the dual camera to take selfies and record regular photos and videos.
Documentation: Samsung Galaxy Flex Note with S Pen here .