This Samsung Patent Reveals Features Of The Next Galaxy Phone Of Our Dreams

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Is it too early to speculate about the Galaxy S10, or even the Galaxy S11? Heck no! Display innovations loom right around the corner, and while Samsung is getting ready to announce a foldable smartphone—the Galaxy F or Galaxy X—it has other tricks up its sleeve. A recent patent application details some of what Samsung has in mind, and we hope they find their way into the next flagship Galaxy device.

To be clear, the Galaxy F or Galaxy X (or whatever Samsung ends up calling it) is not a flagship phone. Instead, Samsung is toying around with a unique design and hoping that developers will come up with creative ways of leveraging the form factor. The flagship space still belongs to Samsung's traditional Galaxy S and Galaxy Note families.

Exciting things could be coming to one or both of Samsung's flagships. In a patent application filed last month with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Samsung outlines various under-the-display technologies that could rid its next flagship phone of the notch or full-length bezel.

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Everything of importance is jammed underneath the display and in between layers. Importantly this includes the camera, which is the primary reason for the notched design that has become so popular. Those camera sensors have to sit somewhere, and so far they've either been embedded in a bezel, in a notch, or in a pop-up assembly.

In addition to the camera(s), the fingerprint scanner rests underneath the display, as does a 3D projector module, and even a "hologram device." And to keep the clean look of a full front display, Samsung's patented smartphone design calls for the speaker and 3.5mm headphone jack to both be placed at the bottom.

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Image Source: LetsGoDigital via WIPO/Samsung

This mysterious phone would also have a whole bunch of sensors, including a gesture sensor, gyro sensor, atmospheric pressure sensor, magnetic sensor, acceleration sensor, grip sensor, proximity sensor, RGB sensor, bio sensor, temperature and humidity sensor, illumination sensor, and UV sensor. Some of those we recognize, while others—like the bio sensor—we don't.

All of the other traditional bits are included as well, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, NFC support, and so on. What's interesting, though, is that Samsung's patent checks off most features we would have on a wish list, if we could design a smartphone ourselves. Will it come to fruition? Let's all cross our fingers!

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