Samsung's latest patent reveals smartphone with fully curved display


Samsung is known for experimenting with all sorts of technologies under the curtains, but we're only offered glimpses at the company's failed or successful projects. Many of these projects reveal themselves whenever the South Korean giant files for a new patent to protect its innovative ideas from the competition.

The latest patent filed by Samsung at the WIPO (World International Property Office) reveals a rather unusual smartphone with a fully curved display. Although such a device might be far from being mass-produced, it's interesting that Samsung experiments with such ideas.

The smartphone in question features a 180-degree edge display that curves from the front all the way to the back side, and it's supposed to provide a “completely new user experience,” as well as “improved grip.”


We can't think of how such a phone might bring any new nifty features into play, but maybe Samsung has something in mind, otherwise, we wouldn't have seen the idea being patented. It will take some time until Samsung gets this right if any, so let's just see if we hear more about the project in the coming months (or years).

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15 Comments

1. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

That’s really cool but I would be afraid to break it

2. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Not to mention almost impossible to make a decent cover for it

3. torr310

Posts: 1646; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

No! Don't! Make the use on something else, not phones!

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It will looks great on smartwatch (But I'm not a fan on square watch to begin with :-/) Probably they can make something like the first samsung gear, or samsung gear fit but with curved screen

4. kotan24

Posts: 311; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

worst idea ever! would be a nightmare to keep it from breaking it...

14. TerryD

Posts: 544; Member since: May 09, 2017

I know! You might even need to be careful with it

5. gamehead unregistered

Wow. Nice

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4110; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Looking forward to this

8. rsiders

Posts: 1934; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Because everybody's asking for it. *slaps forehead

9. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Making nice cases for current edge devices are already a pain.......

10. GalaxyLeads_iCrapFollows

Posts: 216; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

The curved edge on the infinity display is already perfect. No need for this. I rather see Samsung come out with their foldable oled displays. Imagine being able to convert from phone to tablet just by unfolding!

11. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

It looks cool n paper, and aesthetically it looks pretty sweet, but I'm just thinking of how one would hold this phone practically. To hold it properly, the sides will certainly have to have all touch function turned off, and it would simply be for displaying things only, not interaction. Otherwise, you wouldn't be able to hold the phone without accidentally pressing the side screens. Now let's talk drops...

12. gigicoaste

Posts: 447; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

clear everybody figure it out the purpose and all the ideas behind the patent. LOL We shouldn't wait to see it materialized on a device before judging if is useful or not?

13. BuffaloSouce unregistered

I’m all for pushing the envelope but I think Samsung needs to go back to the basics and start using flat panels again. The next gen A series looks so much better than any curved design imo. I rarely see anyone use the edge function. One can only assume that price would also go up a good amount, including insurance.

15. sssbeesss

Posts: 20; Member since: May 04, 2014

Yay more breakable screen.

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