Samsung has just patented a new bezel-less design construction method

Samsung has just patented a new bezel-less design construction method
Just a few days ago it was revealed Huawei had been granted a patent related to a design process that would allow the creation of future smartphones with no side bezels. Interestingly, however, it appears Samsung has been working on a very similar method, as depicted in its latest patent that was granted earlier today.

Although Huawei’s design process allowed for the removal of side bezels, the brand’s use of a rear panel still resulted in a smartphone that featured thicker top and bottom bezels, something Samsung’s patent does away with entirely. See, instead of using a rear panel to house the screen, the South Korean company makes use of four separate metallic strips that can be attached to the display directly and substitute the frame, ultimately resulting in an even higher screen-to-body ratio. Moreover, it appears the overall construction could potentially be more durable too. After all, in contrast to Huawei’s method which makes use of strong adhesives, Samsung's process would employ powerful magnets to connect the metallic strips together, which itself may result in an increased the level of personalization – the company could allow customers to swap out the standard frame for other ones that sport different colors or materials.

Overall, the design process isn’t necessarily a new one – the company already makes use of a similar method with its Frame TV – but it’s certainly an indication of what Samsung smartphones could eventually look like. Nevertheless, considering the company is developing bendable and foldable devices, it’ll remain to be seen what build method Samsung will adopt with these devices.

Samsung has just patented a new bezel-less design construction method

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17 Comments

1. shaineql

Posts: 520; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Well that's cool

2. magnaroader

Posts: 31; Member since: Feb 25, 2016

But doesn't that mean no IP ratings?

3. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Bezels... Looks like a picture frame in the graphic. Yay, Apple didn't get this patent.

4. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Screw apple, they cheat, lie and steal!

6. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

They still owe Qualcomm 5 billion for modems, they don't like paying for others achievements.

7. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

They'll patent it later...

5. cheetah2k

Posts: 2156; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Looks more like a TV than a smartphone..... LOL

8. apple-rulz

Posts: 1875; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Now Samsung is pilfering Huawei for ideas. Samsung has no shame, pathetic.

12. sissy246

Posts: 6959; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

OMG you and your isheep buddy above you are so salty, lmao You just can't stay out of a Samsung article, you so obsessed with Samsung, lol

17. apple-rulz

Posts: 1875; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

sissy246 if I ever see you comment again in an Apple article I will have you banned from this site, you are such a hypocrite!

20. izim1

Posts: 1591; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Lmao. Ban me too, little guy

13. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 455; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Are you just trying to prove how idiotic you are?? "Interestingly, however, it appears Samsung has been working on a very similar method, as depicted in its latest patent that was granted earlier today." Do you think Samsung waited for the news about Huawei using this design and then 2 days later showed off their patent?? And if you read this sentence: Overall, the design process isn’t necessarily a new one – the company already makes use of a similar method with its Frame TV – but it’s certainly an indication of what Samsung smartphones could eventually look like. So basically its design tech already used in Samsungs TV's. Unless you wanna say Huawei is pilfering Samsungs ideas from their TV's?

16. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1504; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Try reading a thing or two.

9. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 151; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

Apple will twist a copy of this as the "It Just Works" tag line

18. kevin007in

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

looks similar to HUAWEI bezel less design patent, they recently filed. Samsung now stealing some ideas huh.....

19. apple-rulz

Posts: 1875; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

All Samsung does is buy or steal the work of others, that’s a fact.

21. IT-Engineer

Posts: 508; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Are you sure? Do I need to remind what Apple has been doing ? Or do I need to remind you what Steve Jobs said about great artists ??

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