Patents Reveals Designs For Foldable Samsung Smartphones

By 04:19 Tue, 27 Jul 2021 Comments


We heard some rumors about a foldable smartphone from Samsung, but now it's time for a more behind-the-scenes see at things. A patent filed in the latter half of 2014 shows just how such a smartphone can be constructed (it's one of several patent applications).

The foldable classy screen is the key and from the patent illustrations it seems that it will sit on top of a textile-like material. Tensile springs along with some additional mechanisms haged the bendy classy screen taut when the clamshell is open. The central hinge is an vital part of that too.





A design for a foldable smartphone

The other patent application shows that the device may be opened in a laptop-like configuration, instead of opened flat. This design looks like it uses a different hinge mechanism and an "elastic unit" to haged the classy screen taut.





A tablet with laptop mode

So, Samsung is exploring several avenues – the first one seems aimed at clamshell smartphones, while the other can create tablets that bdiscontinue into a laptop position. Here's a 3D render from a patent filed in Korea that shows what such a device might see like.




The patents are from a year ago, the actual devices are expected as early as January, if rumors are to be believed.

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