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Next-gen Samsung Galaxy-series phones or watches could get tougher with "Armor Skin" and "Armor Layer" technology

One of Samsung's latest trademark applications. (Source: EUIPO via LetsGoDigital)
One of Samsung's latest trademark applications. (Source: EUIPO via LetsGoDigital)
Recent reports suggest that Samsung is developing an "Armor"-themed series of new design features for its next-gen mobile devices, the latest of which could be applied to rear panels, displays or both. These leaked marketing buzzwords have sparked speculation that they are intended to enhance durability in next-gen products, the Galaxy Z Flips and Folds of the future included.
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High-end smartphone or smartwatch OEMs have made great strides in the durability of their products in the last few years. Nevertheless, it remains that many consumers might be inclined to baby their newest (and, probably, most expensive yet) flagship device, thanks in no small part to the rise of the glass sandwich trend.

However, Samsung reportedly sees these buyers, and is working on a number of features that at least sound like reassuring new advancements in the area of making devices tougher and more resistant to damage.

According to recent leaks, the OEM has already trademarked impressive-sounding new phrases such as "Armor Frame" (not to mention "Pro-Shield"). Now, it looks like they may be combined with "Armor Skins" and "Armor Layers" in the near future. 

As with the last few trademarking applications along these lines, they might be as compatible with the Galaxy Watches of the near future as the Galaxy S22s - or, possibly, the next Galaxy Z Flips or Folds of the world.

Samsung has submitted these new definitions for potentially "Armor"-clad electronics to the EU's intellectual property office on April 30, 2021, suggesting that their meaning and the potential new technology behind them might be explained at an Unpacked event that takes place in 2022 - or late 2021, maybe.

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Samsung augments its growing portfolio of "Armor" trademarks. (Source: EUIPO via LetsGoDigital)
Samsung augments its growing portfolio of "Armor" trademarks. (Source: EUIPO via LetsGoDigital)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-05- 1 (Update: 2021-05- 1)