A report from Let’s Go Digital shows that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 may be more durable than its predecessor. This assumption is based on recent trademark applications. The company has applied for trademarks for “armored frames” in South Korea, Europe, and the United States, and the publication believes this may be related to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 chassis.
According to previous reports, the device’s UTG (Ultra-Thin Glass) may be thicker than Fold 2. That’s because the phone is expected to offer S Pen support and its screen needs to be sturdier.
The details of the Armor Frame trademark application are few, and the short description only indicates that it is a new type of smartphone frame. Samsung’s latest flagship phone comes with a metal and aluminum body. The aluminum frame has gotten weaker and weaker over time, which may be why the South Korean company is considering new materials for its folding phones.
It’s unclear what material the armored frame is made of, but Let’s Go Digital speculates that it may be military-grade material, or it may be made of carbon or titanium, both of which are lighter and harder than aluminum, but more expensive. Samsung filed for a trademark on April 13.
The company usually registers a trademark a few months before launching the corresponding product. For example, about three months before the OG Z Flip announcement, it had registered UTG as a trademark. It’s unclear if the upcoming Z Flip 3 will also have Armor Frame features. According to rumors, the Z Flip 3 will be released with the Z Fold 3 in July, but given its price, it is unlikely that it will be.
Industry experts suggest that the device is unlikely to be equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100, and its chipset is top-secret, increasing the possibility that it will mark the first AMD-based Exynos debut process. from Samsung. . Before that, it was reported that the device was unlikely to have a dedicated slot to hold a stylus.