Wednesday, June 23, 2021
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Samsung trademarks for S-Foldable, new display type for future foldables

On April 28, Samsung unveiled its latest laptop lineup at the third “Galaxy Unpacked” of this year. However, the company has already confirmed that it will not launch new Galaxy Note phones this year due to chip shortage and supply imbalance.

At the same time, the South Korean tech giant is preparing to introduce two different foldable smartphones in the near future (most probably in August/September). Aside from this, we’ve also heard that the company is also working on more innovative display designs for its future foldables.

Recently, rumors surfaced online that suggested Samsung is developing a tri-fold tablet called the Galaxy Z Fold Tab and adding more fuel to the fire, LetsGoDigital spotted a trademark application by Samsung for an S-Foldable display. This filing hints that the company could be working on a new type of display.

According to the info, Samsung Display filed for a trademark with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) for the name ‘S-Foldable’. This application entitled ‘display panels; display for smartphones; LCD large-screen displays; flexible flat panel displays for computers’.

The name of this trademark application suggests that it is a new type of foldable screen. Moreover, it is possible that the ‘S’ refers to the way the display folds. However, Samsung also patented multiple types of foldable devices, some of which have two hinges, and even a zigzag-type flexible display.

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James Lee Taylor
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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