Samsung launches its flagship Galaxy Z foldable smartphone in the second half of every year. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 were launched last August. While the launch of the successor models this year is still several months away, speculations have already started about the upcoming Samsung foldables. And now a new patent for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 has appeared on the USPTO site. Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, it points to a larger cover display and a slimmer body especially when folded.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 may offer slim body and large cover display
According to a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the hinge of Samsung’s upcoming foldable appears to be slimmer than the existing Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5. It will help reduce the stress on the foldable device with its innovative hinge design. It is expected that Samsung will launch this slim hinge with the upcoming Z Fold 6.
Note that the current generation Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 phone is 13.4 mm slim when folded. It’s considerably thicker than other foldables like the Huawei Mate X3 (11.8mm) and Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 (10.9mm). However, now the patent seems to indicate that the South Korean company is finally focusing on making its foldable phone thinner and lighter.
Also a few months ago, another Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 patent revealed that it will have a built-in S Pen slot. This won’t be an option like the current Galaxy Z Fold 5, where users have to buy a separate case for the S Pen stylus. Keep in mind, however, that all of this information relies on patents, which can be theoretical and uncertain. A patent never guarantees that the concept will be implemented. It may still be in Samsung’s testing phase. Actual implementation of this slim hinge may take longer. Because manufacturers rely on rigorous testing to ensure new designs are durable.