In March 2019, Samsung Electronics filed a patent application for an “electronic device”. The 44-page documentation was published by the World Intellectual Property Organization on October 1, 2020. Letsgodigital website has created a three-dimensional model of the potential Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 smartphone based on patent images, which should include an LED indicator located on the outside of the hinge.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 may get an LED indicator in the hinge
The document says that this third “screen” will be able to display shades of different colors to notify the user about calls, messages and other events. If the smartphone is with the outer screen facing down, then you can miss a call or an important message. The LED strip should fix this.
Some reports points that Samsung is also exploring the possibility of equipping future foldable phones with S Pen stylus. This makes sense, since the Galaxy Note 21, due out next year, could be the last smartphone in the lineup. Earlier it was reported that Samsung is switching its focus to foldable smartphones that will be the true flagships.
Samsung is likely to host a new Galaxy Unpacked event in February 2021. During the event, the Galaxy S21 series is expected to be announced. The company may also show the Galaxy Z Fold 3, which will be released in the second half of 2021.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 first information appears online
Samsung only recently released the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and we now have the first speculation regarding its successor. According to a recent report, Samsung’s screen camera (UDC) technology will no longer be introduced with the Galaxy S21 anymore. This is because the yield rate is too low. Samsung Galaxy S21 will start mass production in November at the latest. This means that the on-screen camera technology will not be ready for this device. However, this technology is now scheduled to come with Samsung’s next-generation foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
The report also claims that the UDC technology was to arrive with the Galaxy Z Fold 2. However, the output was not enough at the time of its mass production. This is the same reason why it will not arrive with the Galaxy S21. It makes sense for the UDC technology to arrive with the Galaxy Z Fold 3 foldable phone. This is because the production units of foldable phones are not very high. Thus, producing enough units will not be a challenge relatively.
The world’s first mobile phone with under-screen camera technology is ZTE AXON 20 5G. This smartphone was released on the 1st of last month. Unfortunately, this device is only available in China for now. It may not be leaving China any time soon.