SEOUL, South Korea – Recent reports suggest that Samsung may be launching a cheaper version of the Galaxy Z Fold 6 alongside the regular models later this year. But what exactly can consumers expect in terms of improvements for the regular Galaxy Z Fold 6? Many users have been eagerly anticipating a wider cover screen, and it seems that this may finally become a reality based on some reports and a new patent filed by Samsung.
The patent, which was filed with the USPTO, documents a new foldable smartphone design technology that could result in devices that are thinner than the current-generation Galaxy Z Fold series phones. In addition to being thinner, the patent reveals a wider body to accommodate a wider cover screen and a wider inner foldable screen. This new design is also curvier than the Galaxy Z Fold 5, as showcased in the patent document.
While most patents do not make it to the production stage, there is a good chance that this design could be incorporated into future Samsung smartphones. The patent hints at a smartphone that is thinner, wider, and curvier, and also reveals various components used in the hinge mechanism. Many users and potential buyers have been requesting a phone with a wider cover screen, a thinner body, a larger battery, and a built-in S Pen, and it seems that Samsung is working on addressing several of these demands, particularly the wider body and cover screen.
Additionally, there are reports suggesting that Samsung may introduce a design change with the Galaxy Z Fold 6, possibly featuring a wider cover screen. The company has also trademarked the term “Ironflex,” which refers to a new flexible OLED screen that can be used in foldable phones, tablets, and monitors. Whether the Galaxy Z Fold 6 will come with a built-in S Pen slot is still uncertain, but Samsung is working towards its goal of selling 10 million foldable phones every year, potentially by launching a cheaper version of the Galaxy Z Fold 6.
Overall, it appears that Samsung is making significant strides in addressing consumer demands and incorporating innovative design elements into its upcoming smartphones, hinting at an exciting future for the Galaxy Z Fold series.