It is speculated that Samsung is currently developing a smartphone with a square shape and an extendable display. Recently, a new patent has been discovered online showcasing a compact square device with a sliding motion that allows the display to extend from either end.
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New Samsung patent suggests Square-shaped Smartphone with extendable screen 👀👇
– This design will overcome challenges faced by foldable smartphones
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This patent follows the previous registration of two Samsung technologies, Flex Magic and Flex Magic Pixel, on the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) trademark portal. These technologies were described as an “expandable screen for smartphones.” Although the US patent does not explicitly mention these terms, it could potentially be related to a similar technology, reports Gadgets 360.
The collaboration between Website Rating and tipster David Kowalski from xleaks7 has brought attention to a patent discovered. The patent, presented in a PDF format, identifies the United States Patent Application Publication and attributes it to Samsung Display. The filing date for this patent is June 22, 2023.
According to the patent, Samsung is introducing a novel display technology that allows for expansion from various directions.
Meanwhile, Samsung has submitted an application to the Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service (KIPRIS) on January 3, seeking to register the trademark “Ironflex.” This action indicates that Samsung’s forthcoming foldable devices, including the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6, might feature more robust internal screens.
Samsung’s intention to highlight the improved strength and toughness of their devices is evident through the introduction of the marketing keyword “Ironflex.”
Would you call it a smart design for Samsung Fold 6? pic.twitter.com/3mtUKR7QvA
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The brand name “Ironflex” does not possess any particular font style, size, or color, as it consists of ordinary characters.
Samsung has officially applied for the trademark of this term, intending to use it for a range of devices that incorporate foldable displays, including smartphones, monitors, and tablet PCs. In the past, the company has utilized the term “Flex” to signify their foldable or slidable display products.
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