Samsung's new patent shows foldable smartphone reminiscent of ZTE Axon M

Samsung's new patent shows foldable smartphone reminiscent of ZTE Axon M

It appears that Samsung is testing more than one foldable smartphone, each with their own design and niche target. The new patent filed by the South Korean company at the USPTO shows a foldable smartphone that looks very much like the ZTE Axon M.

Unlike any of the previous patents of foldable smartphones, this one is aimed at hardcore gamers. Besides being able to use the phone's display as a touchpad, the device would also include a stylus, just like the Note series.

Samsung's new patent shows foldable smartphone reminiscent of ZTE Axon M

From the schematics included in the patent, we can tell the phone comes with two separate displays rather than a single, foldable one. However, it does feature a foldable design since the hinge holding together the two parts of the phone allows them to fold inwards.

It's not really a stylish design, but Samsung may have something else in mind. Perhaps the South Korean handset maker plans to refine this foldable form factor into something that will look more streamlined. What do you guys think?

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6 Comments

1. Tony_5600

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 09, 2017

WTF? Where is that self bending Amoled screen? How could Samsung had been working for years on this POS? I hope this is not true for such an anticipated device or Samsung is shooting themselves on foot.

3. warrenellis93

Posts: 540; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Thats a seperate device. They are working on one that the screen bends as well. Dont know if either are worth the time and money spent on research and development.

6. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 01, 2017

Clogged in their pipe dream

2. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

I think it would be an interesting device if it could be folded 360° but I think battery life would suffer since it's powering 2 screens. I think we're still a few years away from a device similar to the video they posted in 2014... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKG7XRsG9KQ

4. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

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