Samsung patents design for a tablet with curved margins

Samsung patents design for a tablet with curved margins
Samsung’s tablets have always been a bit on the boring side when it comes to design. Admittedly, it’s difficult to make a tablet that’s unique-looking and easy to handle at the same time. But Samsung seems to be trying to do just that.

The South Korean company was granted a patent recently for the design of a tablet that has curved margins. Its display isn’t curved, but that’s actually a good thing. 

Only the left and right margins of the tablet are curved - slightly curved to the front, to be exact, this probably allowing us to get a better grip on it. Rear and front-facing cameras are visible. The bezel around the display is quite thin, and the apparent lack of a hardware home button makes us think about a possible next-generation Nexus 10 tablet. Of course, we shouldn’t get too excited for now, since this design might never be used for a real device. Plus, HTC might be the maker of Google’s next Nexus 10, not Samsung.

Anyway, the patent application for the curved tablet - filed with the USPTO - doesn’t tell us much, just that Samsung is claiming “the ornamental design for a tablet computer, as shown and described.”

Check out the design in the slideshow below and let us know what you think.


source: USPTO

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17 Comments

1. Dthawk

Posts: 42; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

might as well

2. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

THAT'S THE EXACT SAME THING I WAS SAYING IN MY HEAD WHEN I READ THIS POST!

3. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

The hell did I just read? This is getting way too ridiculous although probably justified with all the small and large patent trolls running around.

4. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Understanding problem. This is a patent for a tablet design, and the tablet in the design has curve margin, amd this is only one characteristic of the design. Not patent directly for curve margin design. PA made a controversal title. It should be design for A tablet with curve margin, not tablet in general.

15. cheetah2k

Posts: 2213; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

See what Apple has done to the mobile industry....... Patenting squares and rounded corners has forced Samsung to do exactly the same thing so as not to come under fire later. Well done Apple.

16. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I guess you're ignorant of the fact that Samsung actually holds 60,000 (11000+ on phones) patents. They started making phones long before Apple even considered making smartphones. Check ithttp://www.phonearena.com/news/In-reality-Apple-has-far-less-patents-that-you-would-expect_id21358

18. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, but not one other manufacturer has been sued by Samsung offensively for the use of those patents or in any way copying them. It was the silent rule of technology companies to keep their aggression in their pants because everyone worked to move forwards. In comes retarded design company thinking it is innovative and starts going on a rampage and everyone goes to hell trying to defend themselves.

5. Carlitos

Posts: 664; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Bad title PA. The design on the drawings do seem interesting

6. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Interesting design they have there

14. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

because they don't know what to do with their curved/flexible displays?

17. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

A tablet version of the galaxy round ;)

19. NightFelix

Posts: 60; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

so that Samsung can sue Apple just like Apple sue Samsung last time.

21. jpd514

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 08, 2013

See this recent patent from Samsung, it's just genius! Sorti, You will have to Google it. Can't post link. Patent filing for Samsung’s “Galaxy Glass” details augmented reality keyboard

20. jpd514

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 08, 2013

See this recent patent from Samsung, it's just genius!

22. google-apple

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

Patent huh

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