A design patent was filed by Samsung in the course of 2018 and was saved underneath lids till this previous July. The illustrations submitted with the patent to the Korean Mental Property Workplace (KIPO) present a double foldable smartphone with a sliding bodily keyboard. LetsGo Digital teamed up with industrial designer Sarang Sheth to create 3D product renders of the system. Not all elements of the cellphone are revealed within the patent so the render borrows a number of the digital camera particulars and colour scheme from the Galaxy Z Flip 5G.
Render primarily based on patent illustration exhibits what may very well be the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
The largest addition to the at present out there Galaxy Z Flip fashions in keeping with the patent is the usage of a double hinge which might enable the system to be folded twice and when absolutely opened, there will probably be one display divided into three components of equal dimension. The double hinge will enable the system to be folded in a number of other ways and the cellphone’s UI will robotically change relying on how the system is getting used. One a part of the display will at all times be out there to customers even when the system is “closed” permitting the person to obtain notifications, incoming cellphone calls, and interact in some social media conversations. The difficulty right here is that exposing one of many components of the display leaves it open to getting broken.
The system may very well be geared up with the sliding bodily keyboard
The sliding bodily keyboard can be the identical dimension as every a part of the general display. The keyboard will probably be accessible to the person no matter how the cellphone is folded. As we alluded to earlier, the patent doesn’t focus on the digital camera system. If Samsung does go forward and construct this as its third Galaxy Z Flip system, we might count on it to incorporate flagship-type cameras.
A double hinge can be behind the capabilities of the brand new mannequin
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 may very well be unveiled in August 2021. In contrast to the Galaxy Z Fold 2 which opens from a 6.2-inch cellphone to a 7.6-inch pill, the Galaxy Z Flip matches simply right into a pocket and opens as much as present the person with a big 6.7-inch smartphone display at any time when it’s wanted.