Samsung patents transparent screen, with front and back touch capabilities
posted by Alan F. / Dec 04, 2013, 11:57 PM
Using the real estate on back of a smartphone has picked up steam with the launch of the LG G2 which has its power button and volume rocker on the rear, under the camera. The HTC One max has a fingerprint sensor located on the back of the phablet, and the upcoming OPPO N1, set to launch on December 10th, features a touch panel on the upper part of the phone's rear cover. This is expected to facilitate one-hand use despite the large 5.8 inch screen on the device.
It's unclear when we might see this patent in use on a Samsung phone, and with the current focus on curved and flexible displays, it might be sometime before a transparent screen makes its way to a Samsung handset ready for prime time.
source: PatentBolt via SamMobile, AndroidAuthority
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Bring two screens and stick with glue.
posted on Dec 05, 2013, 12:00 AM 2
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No one asked for it, but well, they made it. Seriously, who needs this?
posted on Dec 05, 2013, 12:11 AM 2
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like the ones in the iron man movie? man, that's rad
posted on Dec 05, 2013, 1:02 AM 2
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This is useless, people can see what you're texting through your phone. Why not use Oppo's rear touch panel instead of this one?
posted on Dec 05, 2013, 12:45 AM 0
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"people can see what you're texting through your phone"....So you hold your phone right up to your face with your hands at the side of the phone so people directly infront of you are looking right at your phone which is blocking your face? Also, everyone can read backwards? Opinions are welcome, stupidity is not xperiadriod.
posted on Dec 05, 2013, 3:20 PM 0
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Maybe patents should be awarded WHEN a company actually makes a working prototype. Otherwise I'm going to go file a patent for a time machine right now.
posted on Dec 05, 2013, 1:11 AM 2
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somebody has already done it. (I wish I was freaking joking... but it's likely) also somebody may have patented a faster than light travel method already as well.
posted on Dec 05, 2013, 1:17 AM 1
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