Yesterday, a surprising Samsung design patent surfaced at the US Patent and Trademark Office that could be pointing to a new direction for Samsung's future smartphones. The new design offers an all-new from the ground-up form factor. The twist in the design is that it will be dockable with a future Samsung tablet for charging. Whether this is a future Galaxy or Note smartphone replacement is unknown at this time. You could view the patent's design figures in our Patent Bolt report.
In other Samsung news being reported on today, there could be new developments in the wind concerning GSMA's adoption of LTE-Advanced technology. GSMA is the global mobile trade association that runs several big trade events. Established in 1987, it consists of over 1,000 companies in 220 countries.
Samsung said Wednesday that GSMA Director General Anne Bouverot met with the company's co-CEO Shin Jong-kyun at its main office in Seocho-dong, southern Seoul. This is the first time that GSMA's top management have visited Samsung.
GSMA Chief Strategy Officer Yang Hyun-mi added that "GSMA will talk about more details about the meeting in a news conference in Seoul on Thursday."
A recent report hinted that the new LTE-Advanced could be coming to the US as early as this fall and that Apple may be one of companies that will have LTE-Advanced smartphones ready at that time. Hopefully Apple will have technology that will avoid any future clashes with Samsung in the area of future LTE-Advanced standards.
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