Samsung patent application shows advanced design of ‘folding phone’ concept

March 26, 2016

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When it comes to rumors about folding phones and flexible displays, Samsung is always a name that gets dragged into the discussion. This is because the Korean gadget giant has – in years before – submitted numerous patent applications for such imaginative technology. But their documents have not come as close to what was released today in terms of advanced smartphone design for folding phones.

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The document is long and has a lot of design discussions and illustrations within – all with different executions as to how the folding phone concept would be done. But within the plan – if you go through the document with a bit of care – you will see two solid designs for folding phones. The design illustrations reveal in detail the technology they would like to use.

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Much detail has been given in these illustrations to the hinge part of the design – where the smartphone would actually fold and how it will fold. If you look at the illustrations below, these designs are pretty solid.

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Of course, everything hinges on (pun intended) a great flexible OLED technology – something that Samsung has already proven that they can deliver on. Remember the video below? So it might take a bit more time, but we feel the Korean giant is on the brink of redefining what a clamshell phone did before.

VIA: Galaxy Club


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