Galaxy Fold Active? Samsung patents a waterproof version of its first foldable phone
According to a new patent found on the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) database, Samsung has designed a new twist on its original foldable-phone form factor. It has a new chassis described as "waterproof", and contains a detailed discourse on how it excludes liquids, and how internal components such as its display connectors and flexible PCBs fit in and around the additional casing.
This concept's schematics shows a Galaxy Fold-esque device, albeit one with a completely different front-panel display. It is a thin, strip-like screen that may accomodate UI content such as notifications or clocks. The Galaxy Fold 2, on the other hand, is currently projected to have one that takes up the entirety of the same external panel.
On that note, as this new, almost Galaxy Active-like foldable patent was filed worldwide in November 2019, it is difficult to say whether it would be realized as a real-life device any time soon. Nevertheless, it may serve to elevate this device category's reputation for durability.
WIPO via LetsGoDigital