With Samsung unveiling its prototype foldable smartphone during its annual Developer’s Conference, it looks like these devices are about to be the next big thing in tech. Another Korean company that’s jumping on the folding bandwagon appears to be LG, with reports of the company filing three names for trademark – “Duplex,” “Foldi,” and “Flex.”
The trademark applications for the three names were submitted on 21 November 2018 at the European Union Intelectual Property Office (EUIPO). According to Engadget’s translation of the original report by LetsGoDigital, all three applications are categorised as class 9, which includes phones.
Filing for trademark doesn’t actually mean that the names will be used. As suggestive as the names are, there’s no guarantee that LG is actually working on a foldable smartphone. That said, the company did also file a patent for foldable devices, so we’re a lot more optimistic about the possibility of seeing an actual product.