Samsung may be playing with idea of a double-screened device
We are living in an era of mobility that sees slate style devices reigning supreme over every other form factor. Many manufacturers have tried out different types of form factors such as Kyocera’s dual-screen wielding Echo smartphone. Aside from the bar-style phones, devices with sliding QWERTY keyboards also get a fair amount of attention but many people are learning to live with a software keyboard. A change of pace in regards to form factor would be welcomed with open arms if executed properly.
The two pictures are very vague but do give us some insight into what Samsung may have in mind when it comes to a dual-screen design. Each design appears to open up like a book. The first one is an all touch device while the second one features a physical keyboard.
This could end up being nothing as carriers probably mess around with different ideas such as new form factors all of the time. However, now that Kyocera has made a dual-screen phone a reality and Sony is getting ready to release a tablet that opens like a book perhaps this isn’t entirely out of the question. Check out the images and tell us what you think in the comments below.
source: Sammy Hub
1. ztedac (Posts: 69; Member since: 17 May 2010)
i just hope the fruit won't patent this too... -___-
2. spectre1006 (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
Hmmm... Clamshell touchphone? . It's cool and I like the idea...
3. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)
This is going to be a big hit like the Kyrocera echo!!!
8. quakan (Posts: 1214; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
That phone is not a hit. Really all they did was make a Nintendo DS phone.
15. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1050; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
That was clearly sarcasm. Even obvious in text... Really dude?
4. vijaysivakula (Posts: 168; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)
Samsung can do the same thing that Apple did, show these drawings as proof of design concepts and claim patents.
5. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)
just an fyi the iphone doesnt have 2 screens, a hinge, and a keyboard...
7. Debbie (unregistered)
Chris don't know if you been living under a rock but, Vijays comment was about the future incase Apple wants to or has an idea of a dualscreen..etc. Just like Apple used against Samsung the ole "napkingate".
6. ztedac (Posts: 69; Member since: 17 May 2010)
samsung should not be as sneaky as the fruit
and should be open and demonstrate to consumers to get them hype up instead
10. remixfa (Posts: 14043; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
oh no.. its like an ipad and an iphone put together.. apple must sue.. sue sue sue right now!!!! how dare they!!
they probably made a drawing of this on the way to court on a bar napkin.. eeeeer.. back in 2003!!
11. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
put bada in that phone and ill buy it.
14. Gui Saba (unregistered)
i think it´s a great idea, especially if they use those foldable AMOLED screens they showed in MWC/CES/something like that. such great possibilities!