While the Samsung Galaxy Fold hasn’t been one of the most successful devices to date, the South Korean tech giant seems willing to give the foldable phone trend another try with what appears to be a second generation of the handset.
Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 Latest Patent Shows S Pen Support
According to news site Letgodigital, Samsung might indeed be working on a Galaxy Fold 2, or at least applied for a new patent on August 26th 2019 in the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) and the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office).
In the new patent we can see the Galaxy Fold 2 supporting Samsung’s iconic S Pen, which can work both with the tablet folded or unfolded; giving much more flexibility to the user.
In addition to that, in the patent application file submitted by Samsung to the US Patent and Trademark Office, the Galaxy Fold 2 can be seen able to drag the content from one side of the screen to the other with the S Pen, both in the folded and unfolded state. We can check that in the image below.
Previous reports have showed the Galaxy Fold 2 may use an 8-inch folding screen; with an S Pen slot like on the Galaxy Note series. We will most likely see second generation of the foldable phone at the next MWC2020 starting on February 24th; with the new Samsung Galaxy S11 coming a few days earlier.
Additionally, it was reported that Samsung is considering merging the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series. While Galaxy Fold series could replace the Galaxy Note series. For this to happen though, the Galaxy Fold series needs to mature quite a bit.