Samsung patents 'floating display' for foldable phones and tablets

Samsung patents 'floating display' for foldable phones and tablets
Samsung is not only at the forefront of flexible display production, but the rumor is that it will have an actual bendable phone on the market, dubbed Galaxy X, by early next year. It will then be ready to clash with the iPhone 8 which is also rumored to have a flexible OLED panel with plastic substrate. 

Doing it the American way, Samsung has cornered pretty much every shape and form you can do with a flexible phone display in the patent office, from vertical to horizontal unfolding, rollable and stretchable designs, and everything in-between. Its latest patent applications now fleshed out a bit more how a foldable mobile device might get unlocked, as well as ways to make the screen edges more useful - like deactivating touch there when a phone is open, and firing up actions for, say, a music player, when closed, depending on which side the phone lies. 

Samsung also lists ways to unlock a foldable tablet, and the rather interesting "floating display" concept, which pulls up the screen imagery while you are opening the phone, so you can just take it ajar a little for a quick glance, for instance, instead of snapping it wide open completely.

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14 Comments

1. kajam

Posts: 220; Member since: Jun 24, 2015

Doing it the American way. I like that

2. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 718; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Only if it wouldn't fold......

3. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

WHY WHY WHY mention the iPhone in this article? Yes Apple is rumoured to have a flexible display on the iPhone 8 BUT....... it is just a flexible display like what is in an lg flex or samsung edge. NOT.... I REPEAT NOT a bendable phone as what the article is a out. Why would samsung be releasing a bendable phone to go againsto what they would regard as old tech? Just another piece by phonearena to make Apple sound relevant

4. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Brace yourself, people will bash you and call you fandroid/apple hater for what you said.

6. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

They forgot to add new patent from Apple for multi-window, lmao.

8. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 718; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Why would you patent a multi-window if its for all OS?

9. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

To drop lawsuits

11. MrHate

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Don't act like bendable phones or whatever will ever be "relevant". Don't kid yourself. No one gives a s**t about that and that won't change for many years to come. All these Samsung kids acting like that all the gimmicks Samsung releases are interesting anyone.

13. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

You posted here meaning that you care douche bag.

5. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

As long as Samsung remains Samsung nothing will change. Inferior designs and quality will continue to scream in their products.

7. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Ok, we get it. Now go back to your sheep pen.

10. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

As long as Samsung remains Samsung nothing will change. They'll continue to sell tons of phones, which are some of the highest rated in the industry with the best customer satisfaction ratings of any smartphones.

12. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

That's what Samsung want you to believe coz paid articles!

14. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

And that's what your inner hate wants you to disprove coz jealousy !

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