In the search for a variety of interesting designs in the patent, Dutch technology media Let’s GoDigital has also found a number of high-similar appearance patents. The media recently found four patented phones in the European Intellectual Property Office’s database, much like the Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus and Galaxy S20 Ultra, but the applicant is not Samsung.
Color images are used in the design patent, and the exterior is almost identical to the Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and Galaxy S20 Ultra, with the same rear camera system. It’s just that these cottage patents remove the physical buttons on the side of the camera, and there’s no Samsung LOGO on the back of the fuselage, but a Butterfly logo.
The four companies that are highly similar to Samsung’s phones are Geosum International Global Investments Grup and Butterfly Global Investments. Headquartered in Madrid, Spain, the former was established in 2015 and covers construction and real estate activities to import and export and retail. The latter is located in the Cyrus Islands—-, an archipelago in eastern Africa, and may be a financial holding company. Earlier this year, the Cyrus Islands were blacklisted by the European Union.
And even more interesting is Samsung’s official announcement of the new model on February 11, 2020, and the patent application date is February 9, meaning that these design patents are earlier than when Samsung officially announced the new aircraft, most likely based on the leak and rendering design application.
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