Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 patent suggests it could measure ECG or blood pressure Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

While in-screen fingerprint readers have become commonplace on flagship phones, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 or other future Samsung foldables could take it to the next level with Apple Watch-like biometric scanners that could measure heart rate and blood pressure, a new patent suggests.

The supposed patent, filed with the USPTO in April 2020 and first revealed by Mark Peters at LetsGoDigital,  shows three methods of taking biometric data, depending on how the foldable – labeled the Galaxy Z Fold 3 on the image, but potentially in other future Samsung foldables – is aligned.