Samsung's latest patent reveals smartphone with fully curved display
by Cosmin Vasile / Nov 30, 2017, 5:47 PM
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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No! Don't! Make the use on something else, not phones!
posted on Nov 30, 2017, 6:14 PM 0
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worst idea ever! would be a nightmare to keep it from breaking it...
posted on Nov 30, 2017, 6:16 PM 2
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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!
posted on Nov 30, 2017, 9:39 PM 0
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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...
posted on Nov 30, 2017, 11:32 PM 0
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.
posted on Dec 01, 2017, 1:06 AM 0
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