Samsung plans to launch a 5G version of the Galaxy Z Flip foldable phone by the end of the year, but Dutch technology media letGoDigital discovered the design patent samsung filed in January and was officially included by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) a few days ago.
The patent describes two different foldable phone designs, one of which is arranged vertically with the rear camera and the other horizontally arranged. Unlike the existing Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, there appear to be three external cameras, supporting the rumor that the device will be set up with the same camera as the Samsung Galaxy S20.
The Galaxy S20 has a 12-megapixel main camera, 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle and 64-megapixel telephoto camera, while the Galaxy Z Flip currently has a 12-megapixel main camera and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle.
From the inside we see a regular punch camera, with a fourth camera added to the smartphone. There had been rumours that the internal screen would be larger at 7.7 inches (compared to the current Z Flip 6.7 inches), but the patent does not confirm this detail.
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 2 or Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G is expected to be launched with the Samsung Galaxy Note20 around August, and given how close it was to the original Z Flip, it looks likely to be a minor update.
Two model patents: Model A and Model B. Pictures from https://nl.letsgodigital.org/opvouwbare-telefoons/samsung-galaxy-z-flip-camera/