Samsung's newest smartphone patent offers a glimpse into the not so distant future
Pictures of such a device have been recently spotted at WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) by the folks over at LetsGoDigital, which is quite unusual. Companies usually add pictures of a product when they file a design patent, but not in a utility patent like in this case.
The documents filed at WIPO mention that phone's display is flexible, however, there are no details regarding the sides of the device besides the icons that we're seeing in the schematics. One other interesting thing that's suggested by the patent and the images is the fact that the phone will feature the speaker, sensors and front-facing camera under the display.
Moreover, Samsung's documents reveal that the phone's display can have different form factors like rectangular and polygon. Now, some of the technologies available today make such a device possible, although we're quite sure that Samsung isn't ready for mass-production. Still, 3-4 years from now, such a device has a big chance of becoming the norm for the smartphone industry.