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A Major Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Rumor and Supporting Patent have Emerged

1 cover - Samsung Patent Figure  S Pen Slot in future Galaxy Z Fold Smartphone


A new rumor circulating in South Korea today claims that Samsung's next-gen Galaxy Z Fold 4 will introduce a built-in S Pen slot.


Sources have told The Elec that  Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 launching later this year will have a designated slot for the S Pen stylus and come with a similar screen size as its predecessor the Galaxy Z Fold 3.


While last year's Galaxy Z Fold 3 which launched last year with S Pen support, it didn’t have a designated slot on the device to house the stylus. Rather, Samsung sold a separate cover accessory that could be used to attach the S Pen on it.


Fold 3 sold fewer models than its sister phone Galaxy Z Flip 3 last year, but the integration of the S Pen is expected to narrow the gap. Samsung is expecting the integration of the S Pen on the Fold 4 to be a big “selling point,” the sources said.

Last April Patently Apple posted a Samsung patent report laying out how the next-gen Galaxy Z Fold would work with their S Pen.


2 Galaxy Z Fold working with S Pen


Over the weekend, Patently Apple discovered a new patent filing by Samsung that illustrated a future Galaxy Z Fold smartphone with a built-in S Pen Slot as presented below in patent FIG. 5B, backing today's rumor from The Elec. The image was found in Samsung's Korean patent application number 1020200124099.


3 Samsung Patent Feb 2022 shows S Pen slot in future Galaxy Fold smartphone  Patently Apple


Lastly, Samsung has been reviewing applying an active electrostatic solution for the Galaxy Z Fold, which won’t require a digitizer. This solution is used by Apple for their Apple Pencil. For more, read the full report by The Elec.


10.0F3 - Patently Extra News


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