Samsung, the world's largest smartphone vendor for the moment at least, has registered a rather peculiar trademark in the European Union yesterday. The filing is for none other than a product called 'Couphone'. Beyond the fact that it has been filed under the classification of smart devices or related products, the trademark revealed nothing further.
When doing some digging, we found that the name 'Couphone' has been used before by a Windows Phone developer, for an app that saves your coupons so that you don't have to head to the store with an armful of snipped vouchers every time. It has, however, fallen by the wayside with the developer not engaging further on its Facebook page for some time - it still mentioned the Mango update in its last few updates.
However, as the aforementioned app falls under software, Samsung is likely to have something else up its sleeve. As suggested by SamMobile, the term 'cou' can be translated from French meaning 'neck', so the mysterious device could be a wearable, similar to the FrontRow camera.
An upcoming flip-phone from the Korean giant was recently revealed in several leaked pictures; a recent report suggested that the company has thrown in the towel trying to integrate the fingerprint sensor under the Galaxy S9 display, reportedly due to several technical issues. It's clear that Samsung is experimenting with quite a few ideas, so it will be interesting to see how this mysterious Couphone will fit in among these smartphones, or if it will become just another complimentary accessory like the IconX headphones.
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