Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 may come with touch-based side buttons, new patent suggests |


A kind of benchmark for Samsung Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Fold 2 foldable phones. The company is leading the charge in the development of the foldable phone and they hope to make their upcoming devices look more futuristic. There is talk about Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Coming up with Under display camera, I.e. no punch-hole cutout or scratch. How to remove physical buttons? 91 mobiles have found a patent on the WIPO website that shows the Samsung Galaxy Fold design with side touch-based buttons instead of physical keys.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 to launch without physical buttons?

According to the patent specification, the physical buttons on a bar-type folding device, such as the Galaxy fold, are embarrassing to the user. In addition, pressing the physical keys and applying force to one side of the housing can damage the keys. To solve this problem, Ines inverts a device like the Galaxy Fold with touch-based virtual buttons instead of patented physical keys.

  • An embodiment of exposure can be provided by a foldable electronic device that can perceive various key functions without being exposed buttons by changing the physical method of controlling the buttons to the touch mode.
  • An embodiment of exposure can provide a foldable electronic device, capable of providing a user experience for key input, which can provide a bar-type electronic device when the folding electronic device is in the folding position.

According to the patented images, the foldable phone has touch-based keys in the frame for gesture controls. When folded, the user can tap on both housings to increase/decrease the volume, lock / unlock the phone, and press or swipe further. By removing the physical keys, Samsung is offering more space and more comfort to the user via virtual keys.

The patent refers to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip may also come with touch-based buttons for gesture controls. However, it is better to wait for some kind of official confirmation on this.


Written By [Baji Infotech]

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