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The next generations of Samsung foldables will have "Hideaway" hinges, according to a new trademark

Samsung's new trademark application. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
Samsung's new trademark application. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
Samsung has reportedly trademarked the name "Hideaway Hinge" with the EU's intellectual property office, EUIPO. This name, as it may sound on the tin, is a component relevant to smartphones and tablets. Therefore, it seems the Galaxy Fold's successors may be less obtrusive in the crease-region.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold has many attention-grabbing features, for obvious reasons. Its central hinge is just one of them, if not always for the right reasons. However, should a report about a new trademarking application made by its OEM prove valid, this device's next generations may be much less noticeable in this respect.

The submission in question is for the term "Hideaway Hinge". It hints at upcoming folding technology that may be an improvement on the current Galaxy Fold's critical component. This moving part has already demonstrated the potential for vulnerability in the past, and was included in the considerable design re-think prior to the finished product's eventual launch.

To date, its possible upgrade's trademarking process is at the application stage, having been submitted on December 2, 2019. Therefore, it would be difficult to guess at the future devices in which it might be incorporated. Depending on how soon it might be approved by the EUIPO, they may include the second-generation Galaxy Fold, or perhaps the Galaxy Tab Fold, a device implied by some leaks to be Samsung's approximate answer to the equally flexible Lenovo ThinkPad X1.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-12- 3 (Update: 2019-12- 3)