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Samsung patent application shows off phone with wrap around touchscreen

0. phoneArena 14 Nov 2013, 09:18 posted on

Samsung has filed a patent application with the USPTO for a wraparound touchscreen; actually, the precise title of the application is "Method and apparatus for operating functions of portable terminal having bended display". Having an active bended display would allow Samsung to use virtual buttons and faders which could keep all physical buttons and controls off of the phone...

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posted on 14 Nov 2013, 11:58 3

26. coolcool (Posts: 6; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)


Again!

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 01:14

51. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


What a bitter troll!

Do something useful in your life.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 12:21

55. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3035; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Could you, like, repeat that? I didnt catch it the first 1000 times

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 10:15 5

12. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Side unlock and multi-tasking switch via bars at side panel looks pretty darn cool.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 10:18

13. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


How do you hold it? or should it lay on a table at all times?

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 10:40 1

16. dmat3889 (Posts: 14; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


I really dont like this, Its more novelty than function. Maybe it will lead to advances elsewhere but for mobile application like this, Its not needed.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 11:39 3

18. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


HEYYYY, PA already posted about it, those guys at Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) created a concept, not just a picture

http://www.phonearena.com/news/SEL-demos-the-most-bendable-mobile-display-that-can-wrap-around-phone-sides-video_id48975

Samsung copying againg?!?!

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 11:58 6

27. coolcool (Posts: 6; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)


And again!

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 13:15 1

34. bvalde09 (Posts: 182; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I just have to smile with this

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 13:36 1

36. ph00ny (Posts: 1266; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Samsung had a working prototype shown well before that. Might have been during youm demo at ces

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 15:40 1

39. donfem (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


And if you think Samsung is "copying" do you think the patent will be granted?

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 16:54 1

41. Pancholo (Posts: 380; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


So according to your logic, when Samsung saw SEL's live concept they rushed the idea 12 days later (today)?

Cool story, bro.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 01:16

52. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Look at the patent application carefully. The patent was filed in US in May 14, 2013. In Korea, it was filed in May 14, 2012.

That's like 1.5 yrs before the SEL announcement.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 01:17

53. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Learn to type 'again' properly.

Next!

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 11:49

22. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Nice concept. Looks like its mostly for navigating, scrolling and status info. How it would be used would be interesting since many hold their phones on the sides...

Maybe a sensor that recognizes when you are holding it with your hand (like recognize a large hand area) vs a small hand area like a fingertip.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 12:00

29. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


samsung has always copied other companies.it's their trademark

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 16:56 1

42. Pancholo (Posts: 380; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Because no other company copies anybody else. Like, ever.

I love when people type with their buttcheeks.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 12:01 1

30. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


apple as well

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 12:32 1

31. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Pretty cool, but this has been talked about by several companies for a while now.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 12:48 1

32. hassoups (Posts: 473; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


the difference between this and the apple patent...

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 13:26 3

35. applesucker (Posts: 81; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


then apple will copy that patent and then sue samsung

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 14:13 5

38. galanoth (Posts: 425; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


Samsung already made this prototype.
They aren't copying.
http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/9/3855960/samsung-flexible-oled-phone-prototype-hands-on

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 15:41 3

40. donfem (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I guess if it was the fruit trying to patent this, there will be no question about "innovation"?

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 19:40 1

48. deewinc (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


I thought Apple had applied for a patent of a technology they do not have.

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