Samsung patents a trapezoid phone, with flexible display sloping over the bottom edge

Samsung patents a trapezoid phone, with flexible display sloping over the bottom edge
Samsung is on the offensive with its YOUM brand of flexible AMOLED displays that use plastic, instead of glass substrates, so that they can curve and bend without breaking, while still displaying whatever you want them to show. 

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?


source: GalaxyClub.nl via GSMDome

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24 Comments

1. Panino

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

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.

2. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Being 100% unbiased, Samsung may be the most innovative company with hardware.

8. iMichael unregistered

You are 100% biased, Apple is the most innovative with not just hardware but software as well.

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Yeah right, with your user name + comment, nothing is right.

13. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

You are totally right "Kappa"

15. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

Not even you can believe yourself.

18. Nathillien unregistered

Yeah, we all remember rounded corners.

20. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

And you are 100% iD!OT in the Rose Gold color!

21. Daftama

Posts: 639; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

If everyone stops replying to his comments he will be like the boy sheep cry wolf

26. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yes this is true, Apple is the most innovative, and the Pope isn't Catholic.

14. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Yeah, they def like to try out new things and see what sticks. Just look at Note series, it was a test series and got very popular.

3. dimas

Posts: 3291; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Now is this is a patent that will actually work. Go samsung, impress people with your flexible screen on 2016.

4. iMichael unregistered

Samsung, copying Apple again!

6. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

You win, everyone else loses. Happy now? Now, please don't comment again!

5. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

and what's the point of making such a display? haha i'm 100% sure they still don't know

7. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

So, you know that they don't know. Hmmm..

16. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

That's alright, you might find out in 2019 when Apple decides to use it in the new iPhones after seeing what they're for in the new Galaxies.

9. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

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.

19. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

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.

22. jsobotka

Posts: 54; Member since: Aug 21, 2009

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.

23. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

not rhombus. i should've written "parallelogram"

11. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Edge Extreme + Neo Active?

12. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

I´m going to wait until sphere phones!!

17. willywanta

Posts: 498; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

i miss flip phone era

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