Samsung files patent for a smartphone that bends in half.
Samsung new foldable smartphone patent shows a device that can fold completely in half. The patent shows that the device has a “kickstand” mode, which can be used as a clock while other pictures show it in various positions while being bent in different directions.
According to the patent images the Samsung device has a flexible body, which could be embedded in the style of its existing smartphones. The bendable shape of the smartphone can be maintained due to hinges in the body. The patent was published by the US Patent Office last week, though it had already been patented earlier in February this year. However it remains to be seen when the smartphone will actually be launched.
Samsung showed its bendable tablet at the MWC in Barcelona in February. The tablet can be bent at 90 degrees and can be used as a tablet or a laptop. The lower half of the tablet can function as a keyboard and the upper half as a screen. A company spokesperson stated that Samsung plans to launch its foldable portfolio in early 2015.
Samsung is also planning to launch the much awaited Galaxy Note 4, Gear Glass and its Gear VR headset at the IFA event in Berlin next month. Rumors about a special Galaxy Note 4 with a flexible display are also making the rounds. The phone will reportedly feature a three-sided wraparound display that will completely eliminate side bezels and will offer touchscreen buttons on the phone’s edges. No details have been given about the phones launch. Also Read: Samsung sends invite for Sep 3 event, Note 4 expected
Source: Patently Mobile