Last summer Pocketnow posted a report titled "Samsung – it's time to bring the S Pen to a smaller device." Little did they know that Samsung had already been thinking of just that months earlier, and in fact, had already filed a design patent for it. Today's report will show you what it looks like, though without details. Our patent report today also covers a new smartphone design from Samsung. While the smartphone design may not come to market, a mystery feature that is found on the phone's backside just might.
As we've said a thousand times, unlike "patent applications," design patents published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office never reveal pertinent information about a particular design. We can look at the design and appreciate it for what it projects, but we'll never discover which materials may be used to construct the design. We'll never know what unique internal components may be hidden within the device or learn about any unique features that we could look forward to. All we get is the simple visual of what could be coming down the pipeline.
In this first design, we have Samsung showing off a new pen or stylus design. The pen or stylus is the focus of the design patent though they're clearly envisioning it working with a newly styled smartphone with slight finger grooving down the side to give users a better grip of the display while writing, taking orders or drawing.
Smartphone Design with All-New Mystery Feature
In Samsung's second granted design patent noted above we find ourselves once again in the dark as to what the mystery feature that we highlight above represents. While our crystal ball is broken, the feature could represent a landscape dual lens camera system for 3D stills and videos like an Intel RealSense camera-like system, or perhaps it represents a new stereo speaker system. If you have a different idea as to what Samsung's new smartphone feature is, then send in your thoughts in the comment section below.
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