South Korean technology manufacturer Samsung is working on various protection technologies to increase the durability of foldable smartphone models.

One of the technology giants, Samsung is developing new technical solutions designed to increase the strength and durability of foldable smartphones equipped with flexible screens.

The company registered the trademarks Armor Skin and Armor Layer (Armor means armor). Related applications have been sent to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the Australian Intellectual Property Agency (IP Australia). The documents say that registered brands can be used with regard to body frames for smartphones, smart watches and such devices.

Foldable smartphone sales will increase

Sources close to the industry believe that these technologies, called Armor Skin and Armor Layer, are special strengthening layers and coatings designed to increase the resistance of foldable smartphones to damage. Armor Layer, for example, can provide additional protection against deformation of devices.

The first devices with new technical solutions are the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, which Samsung is expected to announce this year. Last year, there were an estimated 2.5 million shipments of smartphones with foldable screens worldwide. According to analysts, global shipments of such devices will be at 7.5 million units this year, which will triple compared to 2020.

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