A future Samsung Galaxy Fold might be waterproof, according to a patent

A future Samsung Galaxy Fold might be waterproof, according to a patent
We keep hearing rumors about Samsung’s upcoming second generation foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold 2, which we have already heard can even come in a more affordable variant as the Galaxy Fold 2 Lite. Now, LetsGoDigital draws our attention to a patent, submitted by the South-Korea-based tech giant that suggests that Samsung may be working on a foldable with waterproof protection.

The patent states that the device in question is going to have a foldable structure with a hinge and water and dust protection. According to the patent application, some sort of a sealing can be applied to the foldable structure so it can get a water resistance rating.

Additionally, on the patent drawings, the foldable smartphone appears to have a smaller external display, resembling this of the Galaxy Z Flip, which most likely can only serve to view notifications and take calls.

We don’t know for sure whether this patent will see the light of day or not, as with patents that’s never certain; however, it would be great if Samsung could create a foldable phone with protection against water and dust. Do you think water protection or IP rating is an important feature for a smartphone these days or are you that type of person that would not care too much for it?


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