We expect folding phones from Samsung around July 2021, the South Korean manufacturer will host a Galaxy Unpacked event, where the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 will be announced. It seems that this time Samsung will pay extra attention to the durability of these devices with this new Samsung Armor Skin Frame.
Samsung Armor Skin
As we saw with the current generation of the Samsung Foldables that they are very fragile, the screen can get scratched and shattered easily, as same with the glass back. So Samsung has filed a patent for the Trademark of the Armor Skin/Layer for its new devices.
The Armor Skin seems like a new covering for the glass on the smartphones to make them more durable, just like the new “Ceramic Sheild” one could say. Presumably, the Armor Skin and Armor Layer are part of the Armor Frame – meant to make the entire frame extra robust and drop-resistant. ‘Pro Shield’ may be the counterpart of ‘Ceramic Shield’, which Apple introduced at the time of the iPhone 12 series. In any case, it is likely that the ‘Armor Frame’ is an extra-strong frame, which may also be lighter and thinner than the aluminum frame currently used in high-end Samsung smartphones.
What devices will get it?
On April 29 and 30, 2021, Samsung Electronics filed two trademarks with the European Union Intellectual Property Organization (EUIPO) and with the Australian intellectual property agency ‘IP Australia’. It concerns the names: ‘Armor Skin’ and ‘Armor Layer’. Both applications are categorized as Class 9 with the description: ‘smartphones; smartphone frames; smartwatches; smartwatch frames, that gives us an idea that Samsung can use this frame for their upcoming foldable to make them light and strong.
But they will also use this frame on the new Galaxy Watch that they launch. It is remarkable that the applications for ‘Armor Skin’, ‘Armor Layer’ and ‘Pro Shield’ all mention a smartphone and a smartwatch frame. However, this does not apply to ‘Armor Frame’, this application is only mentioned for smartphones, smartphone frames. It is possible that the entire frame of the smartphones will be revised, while the smartwatches are only provided with an extra scratch-resistant layer.
We will see it sooner than later as we may see the launch of the foldables in June. However, it is nice to know that Samsung is working on the structural strength of smartphones. What do you think of this? Do you think the new Armor Frame will make the devices stronger? Share your opinions in the comments below.