Last week the US Patent & Trademark Office published another patent application from Samsung that reveals more of their work on a future smartphone with a flexible display that could fold in half like a wallet. Our report presents you with an extensive variety of illustrations supporting Samsung's latest display invention.
Samsung Seeks a Patent for a Smartphone with a Flexible Display
Samsung's invention generally relates to a flexible terminal such as a future smartphone capable of bending or folding both forward and backward without any damage to the display.
Samsung's patent also goes into detail about how the design is able to hold a folded position by the user such as the one noted in our cover graphic so that it could be used as an alarm clock, a calendar or whatever the user wants it to be while in the folded position using various apps.
Samsung's patent FIG. 13A illustrates a flexible portable terminal bent in a front direction while FIG. 16 illustrates a structure of a cover of a flexible portable terminal.
In Samsung's patent FIG. 9 below we're able to see the folding portion (#160) may be formed on the body of the flexible smartphone. The folding portion may have a section on the front and rear surfaces with an uneven saw tooth-like structure to improve elongation and flexibility when bent.
Samsung's patent FIG. 11B noted below illustrates the smartphone with a flexible display bent in a ratio of 5:5 whereas in patent FIG. 11C we see that it's bent at a ratio of 3:7; Samsung's remaining figures illustrates various angles that this future smartphone will be able to achieve handily.
Samsung's patent which was published last week by the US Patent Office was originally in the US back in February 2014. Considering that this is a patent application, the timing of such a product to market is unknown at this time.
Samsung has an extensive list of patents regarding future smartphones with flexible displays and you could review our archives to review a great number of them.
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