The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
seems to be the innovative leader when it comes to foldable phones
and devices with flexible displays. Now, a patent spotted by LetsGoDigital
) gives us a sneak peek of what could be a Samsung Galaxy S-line smartphone with a flexible display, which can assure a superior sound quality with additional loudspeakers.
According to the patent
, published by WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Office), the device’s display can, most likely automatically, lift up, making space for more speakers, in order to deliver better-quality sound. That way, a resonance space will be created. The screen would tip up, leaving most of the case behind, to create this additional resonance space.
However, this idea seems to also bring forward some design problems: it will most likely make the phone lose on an IP68 rating, and maybe even on durability.
Check out how this smartphone may look like, renders created by designer Giuseppe Spinelli (aka Snoreyn
) from LetsGoDigital
It’s important to note that this is only a patent, and sometimes, patents don't see the light of production or are abandoned for a later time. It remains to be seen if the South-Korea-based tech giant is willing to go in this direction of foldable and flexible smartphones, or not.