Samsung is now planning to make its foldable phones more accessible by offering them in a wider price range. According to a report, the company thinks to provide its premium foldable devices at an affordable price. The company has shared its plans at the conference for this quarter and will continues to strengthen its portfolio in the area in 2021 as foldable smartphones account for little in total smartphone sales in 2021. Also, the next Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will have an S Pen compartment similar to Galaxy Note 20 series.
For the fourth quarter of 2020, the company is expecting sales and profitability to both drops compared to the third quarter due to intensified competition among competitions from year’s end sales. The company posted 1.56 trillion won in operating profits, which soared by 1 trillion won compared to a year ago which is said to be the best quarterly performance since Q2 of 2016. The South Korean tech giant said pent up demand following the COVID-19 pandemic spurred growth, the report said.
On the other hand, the alleged Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is expected to come with an S Pen. As per a report, the South Korean giant has also filed a patent that defines the details of the company’s plan to make the upcoming device more compatible with the S Pen.
In addition to this, the sketches also show Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 with a sperate slot for the S Pen inside the left folding panel that fits in from the top to the bottom right. Which looks similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
The Addition of the S Pen will be an added value while ensuring more accuracy and productivity. The report says, “In April this year, Samsung Electronics filed for a patent with the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office). The patent was published today, October 29, 2020. The 56-page documentation describes in detail how Samsung wants to make future foldable smartphones compatible with a stylus pen.”
The patent images describe an added compartment to the bottom right side of the folding phone to store the S Pen. In addition to this, Jermaine Smit earlier this year also displayed a series of concept renders of a Galaxy Fold smartphone with S Pen, these 3D renders also go in line with the latest patent. While the S Pen will share similar dimensions to Note 20.
While another report suggests ‘Electromagnetic resonance’ (EMR) technology for the foldable phone however it is an expensive solution that would considerably thicken the Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) layer, from 30 micrometers to 60 micrometers. This would improve the S Pen’s touch sensitivity.
The company will take a while before the Samsung Z Fold 3 is officially launched. It might consider it to launch in August 2021. Till then you can take the information with a grain of sale as possible the company might have also changed its mind in the meantime.
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