According to the European Union’s recently announced list of trademarks, Samsung has been approved a trademark called “Hideaway Hinge” (hidden hinges), indicating that Samsung wants to hide the hinges in future collapsible phones, giving users a better experience. At the 2019 Developers Conference in October, Samsung showed off a vertical fold-over concept phone similar to the Motorola Razr 2019. Media speculated that Samsung would launch the Galaxy Fold 2 or other names in the first quarter of 2020.
On December 2, 2019, Samsung acquired the “Hideaway Hinge” trademark from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). The application, submitted through Finland, reads in the note: “Smartphones; tablets; “
Hinges are undoubtedly an important part of folding phones, and functional hinges help a good user experience, and basically smartphone makers give hinges a name, for example, Huawei Mate X has a Falcon Wing, which is called DragonHinge in TCL’s folding phones.
There is not much information about Samsung’s new folding phones, although previous concept maps suggest that Samsung will use punch cameras. Given the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 series, it’s not surprising to have punch cameras.
And the new verticalfold phone may be more popular than the Galaxy Fold. The North Korean Herald announced yesterday that the new device sold for just $845. That would make the phone much cheaper than Motorola’s RAZR, the cheapest folding phone available for $1,500.
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