Samsung is gearing up to take the wraps off the Galaxy Flex Note smartphone that comes with a foldable wraparound display.
Still riding high on the success of its Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 foldable phones, the South Korean tech company appeared to be on the verge of dumping the Galaxy Note series smartphones. A recently surfaced trademark and patent suggest that the Note lineup will adopt a brand new design.
Dutch publication LetsGoDigital has discovered that Samsung’s display unit has filed a trademark for the name ‘Flex Note.’ Moreover, the company has filed for a design patent with the CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration).
The patent showcases a device with a large display and folds outward and wraps around it. The device looks like a regular smartphone from the front in its compact form.
Samsung Galaxy Flex Note Design
The large display folds and wraps around to the back from the right side. Looking at the compact form from the rear, the wrap-around display covers nearly half of the rear panel.
The display can be unfolded, making the total screen size of the phone larger. This would make it look like a tablet from the front.
Another notable aspect of the design is a slot for the S Pen stylus. Aside from offering S Pen support, it will feature a special magnetic housing. In its compact form, the device is equal as far as thickness is concerned.
In the unfolded form, there is a notable difference between one half of the rear panel and the other side that houses a folding wrap-around display. The aforesaid difference in thickness transforms as a magnetic housing for the S Pen is in the region behind the folding screen.
When the display folds, the S Pen fits securely and can be removed when needed in its tablet form. Interestingly, the patent sketches do not show the rear camera module.
However, there are two cameras underneath the display for taking selfies in tablet form and serving as the main camera in its compact form. Samsung has neither confirmed nor denied these speculations. So, readers should take this piece of information with a grain of salt.