Samsung patents Tri-Fold phone with sub-display, UDC, S Pen support and more
This year, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldable devices. Going ahead, it looks like the company is working on some new types of displays for future foldable phones such as Slideable, Rollable, and Tri-folding.
Recently, LetsGoDigital spotted an extensive patent that had been filled by Samsung that got approval a few days ago. According to the patent document, the company is working on a tri-fold smartphone – a double-folding phone with two hinges and three display parts.
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According to the info, in mid-June 2021, Samsung filed an extensive patent with the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) for an ‘Electronic device’. Moving on, the application was approved and a 42-page document was published on December 23, 2021.
The document mentions a foldable smartphone that brings three display parts and can be folded into a Z-shape. We can also say that you can fold one display part backward, the other forwards. In order to make it possible, Samsung may use two different types of hinges including an in-fold and an out-fold.
On the back, an extra display is placed so the main camera can be used for taking selfies, however, the size remains a mystery in the document. Just like the Galaxy Z Fold 3, a camera is placed under the foldable screen, making it Samsung’s future UDC smartphone.
- You can read more about it as the document is available on LetsGoDigital.
Last but not least, filing patents are regular in the world of technology, however, we’re not sure whether this patent will become reality in the future or not. Well, it is also worth noting that the Korean tech giant showcased a Tri-Fold smartphone prototype earlier this year.
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Not 5x, Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra 10x optical zoom camera could get upgrade
Samsung is preparing to launch the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 devices in late July in South Korea. Since foldable phones are not as popular as regular ones, Samsung fans are eager to know about the Galaxy S24 series, specifically the camera capabilities of Ultra.
Yesterday, a reliable blog disclosed that the company is considering replacing the 3x optical zoom camera sensor with a new 5x solution. However, the latest input (via @Tech_Reve) suggests that Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra will copy the S23 Ultra’s camera configuration, but with a slightly upgraded 10x.
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According to the information, Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra would not be equipped with a 5x telephoto camera. Meanwhile, the device uses the same 3x telephoto camera as its predecessor. The only camera upgrade is the 10x zoom sensor, which undergoes minor improvements.
It’s worth mentioning that the South Korean tech giant first debuted its dual Telephoto strategy with the Galaxy S21 Ultra. It brought the same camera configuration three times in a row, and the latest rumor claims that it will be the same next year as well.
In the past, a tipster revealed that the Galaxy S24 Ultra will have only three camera sensors, citing Samsung’s plan to abandon the 3x Telephoto in favor of a new sensor capable of variable zoom. The same source later claimed that the company has canceled the variable zoom camera plan.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra does not feature a 5x telephoto camera. It uses the same 3x telephoto camera as its predecessor.
The only camera upgrade is the 10x zoom sensor, which undergoes minor improvements.
And also, The variable 3x to 10x telephoto camera has been canceled. pic.twitter.com/PswkkNJbRK
— Revegnus (@Tech_Reve) June 2, 2023
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Samsung tested Exynos 2300-powered Galaxy S23 Ultra: Rumor
This year, Samsung launched the Galaxy S23 series with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy processor. Since Samsung went Snapdragon exclusive this year and looks like it still has Galaxy S23 Ultra in the works, which is equipped with Exynos 2300 chipset.
A few days back, a mysterious Samsung smartphone carrying model number SM-S919O was spotted on Geekbench. Reports emerged that it is the upcoming Galaxy S23 FE smartphone, which uses the unreleased Exynos 2300 processor under the hood.
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Meanwhile, reliable Samsung source @UniverseIce now says that there are speculations that the recently tested SM-S919O device is speculated to be a Galaxy S23 Ultra, powered by Exynos 2300. Well, the company would not release this phone, while it might be internally kept for testing purposes.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy processor is the biggest selling point of the newly released Galaxy S23 series. It’s the first time when the South Korean tech giant is shipping a Galaxy S flagship equipped with Qualcomm’s powerful processor, which always defeated Exynos.
Samsung Galaxy F54 to support four Android and five years of software updates
Samsung’s mid-range phones are getting benefited of its 2022’s software updates policy. Now, it looks like the Galaxy F54 5G would be the next Samsung phone and the first in the F lineup to support four Android and five years of software updates.
Tipster YogeshBrar revealed that it’s most likely that Samsung Galaxy F54 5G will support five years of software updates and four major Android OS versions. The source further added that the One UI could be full-fledged rather than the One UI Core version.
Notably, the Galaxy F54 5G is following the same path as the Galaxy A54 and Galaxy M54 smartphones. Design-wise, it looks like a sibling of both before-mentioned devices, while the specifications difference makes it a tweaked version with affordability.
As the new F series phone is pre-installed with Android 13-based One UI 5.1, four OS upgrades promise will keep it feature-loaded until Android 17. The F54 is scheduled for June 2023 launch in India, ensuring security patches until June 2028.
It’s worth mentioning that the Galaxy A24 is the cheapest smartphone in the Android world, which brings support for 4 major OS upgrades and five years of security patches. It’s expected that the company will further extend its software policy for flagship models next year.
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