Samsung is rumoured to be releasing a tri-pane double-folding smartphone in early 2022.
Now a brand new Samsung affected person utilized for in September 2020 and revealed at this time might give us a glimpse of what Samsung has been engaged on.
The “multi-foldable system” with 3 panels is described within the 52 web page doc. The panels fold each inwards and outwards, providing each a big display screen expertise and the power to guard the display screen when on the transfer.
Samsung additionally gave some thought to S-Pen charging and storage. The system could be too skinny to retailer the pen within the physique, however Samsung has an revolutionary resolution for this. The pen is saved between the leaves of the folding panels, the place they be a part of collectively, held in place by magnets, which may also be used to cost the pen through inductive charging. Excessive velocity charging from each side is feasible, and customary velocity charging from one leaf solely.
If you don’t want to use an S-Pen, you may as well shut the system totally with none hole, for the reason that hinges can bend at a number of factors.
This is able to permit Samsung to supply the S-Pen as an elective accent, which can decrease the RRP.
Samsung’s design additionally incorporates a dual-selfie digital camera and two under-screen sensors, and likewise an everyday set of cameras on the rear, and makes use of a piezoelectric speaker, positioned beneath the display screen.
The complete patent will be seen here.