Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 will be water-resistant
Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 Details
Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 is a premium offering that comes with an excellent folding display mechanism. With sharp and immersive vision, there are a lot a user can get exposed to. It comes with a 7.3-inch folding display that provides the pleasure of an immersive vision over the vast panel. The quality of the display is defined with the help of 1,536 x 2,152 pixels along with a pixel density of 362 PPI. It features a Dynamic AMOLED display.
A new patent that was recently published by the WIPO from Samsung Electronics points to a couple of possibilities for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Fold successor. This is a long display that would only show notifications; so it would seem like there would be no way to actually use the phone without opening it. The patent filing labels the device as “ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING WATERPROOF STRUCTURE”. Here’s an excerpt from the patent’s full text.
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“Accordingly, an aspect of the disclosure is to provide an electronic device including a waterproof structure for protecting one or more parts disposed in the interior and on the exterior of the electronic device, by providing the waterproof structure of the electronic device that employs a hinge structure of a foldable electronic device.”
A patent is one thing but being able to execute and mass-produce a foldable device that is also fully protected by external moisture will be quite a challenge – especially one with a folding display. We have no doubt that Samsung can do this, though it’s never been done before.
Although rumors were pointing the next Fold device to have a larger external display, this patent shows a smaller, longer one. It’s possible that Samsung might be looking to launch two Galaxy Fold models, possibly a Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 (with the larger external screen) and Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 Lite (with a smaller outside display).