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iPhone 12 5G
Photo credit: Lets Go Digital
Apple suppliers are finalizing the design of a full screen display for the next-generation iPhone, set for release in 2020. To achieve this feat, the TrueDepth camera will have to be integrated directly under the screen and there’s rumored to be an in-display fingerprint scanner as well, which means that at least one model will be without Face ID functionality. Read more for the patent sketches and additional information.

Leaked Samsung Galaxy S11 Pictures
Photo credit: onleaks | Cashkaro via Gizmodo
Finally, we get a better look at the Samsung Galaxy S11’s rear camera array, courtesy of OnLeaks, who is normally spot on in his predictions, ad this time, the handset boasts four lenses rather than five. There appears to be a 5x optical zoom camera sensor, a 3D time-of-flight camera, a wide angle, and last, but possibly not least, an ultra-wide angle lens. Read more for additional information.

PS5 DualShock Controller
Photo credit: Lets Go Digital
Sony filed a patent on June 20, 2019 for an ‘input device’ and it was just published on December 26, 2019 in the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) database. The patent sketches reveal a missing PlayStation button, along with two buttons on the left and two on the right rear. Both sides have a large movable button that you can be slid up and down, along with a smaller button that can be pressed. Read more for the patent sketches and additional information.

Sony Xperia 6
Photo credit: Lets Go Digital
Sony’s Xperia 5 successor appears to have been leaked ahead of Mobile World Congress 2020 in Barcelona, and it may pack a Snapdragon 765 chipset. A recent Geekbench test result surfaced with the name ‘K8220’, and since all of Sony’s 2019 handsets had a J designation, then K is the most logical letter for the 2020 phones. The said test shows an 8-core Qualcomm processor, the same identifier as found on the Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G, which wcomes with a Snapdragon 765G. Read more for additional pictures and information.

Samsung Folding Clamshell Phone
Photo credit: Wang Ben Hong via Engadget
After Motorola debuted their folding RAZR phone, it’s no surprise that other companies are starting to develop their own, including Samsung. This device was posted on China-based social media service Weibo by user Wang Ben Hong, and it’s claimed to be Samsung’s newest foldable smartphone prototype. Read more for another picture and additional information.

Sony DualShock 5 Controller PS5
Photo credit: Lets Go Digital
Designer Giuseppe Spinelli gives us a possible first look at the production DualShock 5 controller as he created the render you see above based on patent sketches filed by Sony in Japan. As you can see, this version does not have a light bar, but does sport a USB port along with larger triggers and smaller analog sticks. Read more for a video and additional information.

Samsung Foldable Smartphone Hidden Hinge
Photo credit: Lets Go Digital
The problem with most foldable smartphones on the market now is their unsightly hinge, but Samsung may be working on a device that eliminates this issue entirely. Thee company filed a trademark with the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) on December 2, 2019 for something called the “Hideaway Hinge.” Read more to see the filing and for additional information.

Sony PlayStation 5 Devkit
Photo credit: The Drunk Cat
At least one Twitter user – Alcoholikaust – has managed to get some hands-on time with a Sony PlayStation 5 devkit and some next-generation DualShock 5 controllers. No concrete details have been released, but so far, we know that it will be powered by a semi-custom 8-core AMD chipset based on third generation Ryzen architecture, a Radeon Navi GPU, a built-for-purpose SSD storage system, 3D audio; backwards compatibility with PS4 games / PSVR hardware, and 8K resolution TV support. Read more for the full image and additional information.

LG New Folding Smartphone
Photo credit: Lets Go Digital
LG Electronics filed a design patent with The Hague International Design System back in May 2019. and it was just recently published on November 29, 2019 under the name “Mobile phone.” The design sketches reveal a foldable smartphone that looks somewhat similar to the Huawei Mate X, complete with a flexible OLED display. The near bezel-less flexible screen covers both the front and rear of the device. Read more for the design sketches and a hands-on with the Huawei Mate X.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Foldable Tablet
Photo credit: Lets Go Digital
We’ve seen plenty of foldable smartphones this year, but what if there was a tablet that could actually fit in your pocket? Samsung Electronics just might be working on such a device, as they filed a design patent with The Hague International Design System on May 9, 2019 with 35 sketches that look just like a tablet that can fold away into your pocket when not in use. Read more for the patent, additional pictures and information.