Samsung patents a trapezoid phone, with flexible display sloping over the bottom edge
posted by Daniel P. / Oct 06, 2015, 6:19 AM
After starting small with the Note Edge and its right-side sloping screen, then taking it to the next level with the Galaxy S6 edge that has display curved on both sides, and blowing the concept up to the 5.7" screen size of the S6 edge+, now Samsung is up to another flexible mischief.
The company has patented a new way to make a phone with curvy AMOLED, this time giving the phone a trapezoid form, and sloping the screen over to the bottom edge, instead of the sides. Curiously enough, the top bezel is also sloping (or it wouldn't be a trapezoid, of course), so who knows what's in store for future Edge-series iterations. Now, where is our foldable phone, Samsung?
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I can't help it, as a techie guy I'm always exicited to see Samsung bringing new design and new ways to use our phones.
posted on Oct 06, 2015, 6:26 AM 12
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Being 100% unbiased, Samsung may be the most innovative company with hardware.
posted on Oct 06, 2015, 6:33 AM 24
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and what's the point of making such a display? haha i'm 100% sure they still don't know
posted on Oct 06, 2015, 6:41 AM 0
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is that even a trapezoid? please educate your writers phonearena. that could be a rhombus but not the trapezoid. maybe it could be a trapezoid from the sides.
posted on Oct 06, 2015, 7:23 AM 1
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They are referring exactly to the sides being the shape of a trapezoid. The phone is most definitely not a rhombus, that is simply the perspective that they used to convey that it's a three dimensional object. If you had payed attention to the article, you probably would have noticed what the writer meant, as they explained, and you wouldn't have had to put the writer's education into question.
posted on Oct 06, 2015, 8:34 AM 1
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Sorry, i'm gonna have to defend pwnarena here... that title is bordering on clickbait. To call it a trapezoid phone and to use the language "giving the phone a trapezoid form" in the article is extremely misleading. Now, if it had said "trapezoidal profile"... Besides, doesn't the Galaxy S6 edge have a trapezoidal profile looking down at the top edge? This is simply the same thing in a different axis.
posted on Oct 06, 2015, 12:03 PM 2
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