Samsung could build a UFO-like drone

Samsung is an enormous corporation that is involved with a lot of things. Although different subsidiaries of the company are global leaders in areas such as construction, shipbuilding and life insurance, Samsung Electronics – the place where all the smartphones, TV's and wearables come from - is perhaps the face of the entire business.

After staking claims in almost every niche of the electronic market, the Seoul-based enterprise is now looking towards the sky. Several patent applications were filed by the company in April this year under the rather “revealing” title “Drone”. The visual imagery presented in the aforementioned applications is very peculiar as the drone looks like a classical flying saucer.

Although unusual, the design is rather simplistic – the majority of the body looks like a huge fan and a camera is situated on the bottom at the center of the device. Add a couple of foldable legs to the picture and that's it! Surely easier said than done.

Drones might be pretty hip nowadays, but they are not as widespread as one might think. These gadgets are mainly bought by aficionados and are far from being an item that is possessed by every household. However, if Samsung does come up with a way for drones to be controlled via smartphones or watches, diversifies their use (perhaps in conjunction with apps) and manages to keep the prices low, a sudden surge of popularity is certainly not out of the picture. 

source: Galaxy Club via SamMobile



1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and apple will patent drone-like UFO...

2. lyndon420

Posts: 6868; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

If it can't fly autonomously it isn't a drone. There is a difference between a flying toy and a drone.

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

by that logic, USA's UAV is just military grade flying toy... since there is someone monitoring and controlling it from somewhere far away... and some flying toy also can do autonomous stuff, like follow people, or follow route

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

can it make calls/text?

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