In the fight for design, we have seen quite interesting designs in 2019. Several foldable devices have been presented. The most important being those announced by Huawei and Samsung. Today again we can talk about phone designs that seemed impossible a while ago. Samsung has presented a new patent for a device with an expandable screen.
A special feature of this model is the possibility to extend the width of the phone. After which the screen surface is estimated to be increased by around 50%. There is, unfortunately, no detailed description included that answers the question of how this smartphone can be pulled out. The images do show that the screen on the right is enlarged. The frame border around the screen also shifts partially, so that the flexible display remains well protected against external influences.
It is not the same as foldable phones, because at no time the screens of this prototype are folded as in the Galaxy Fold or Huawei Mate X. It is too early to talk about a real device, although Samsung wants to bet on something like this according to its patent.
At the moment, the mobile industry is going through a time when designs take a big part of the client’s decision. Brands like Samsung are changing some designs in the high range. This year they have included screen holes in the Galaxy S series.
This could be the Samsung Galaxy S11 design
The design patent was filed by Samsung Electronics at the end of 2018 with the KIPO (Korean Intellectual Property Office). It was approved at the end of May, after which the patent was publicly published on 24 June 2019. There are 14 sketches on which a modern designed smartphone can be seen. With the so-known edge display from Samsung.
The patent that Samsung has filed is official and approved. This means that the company can manufacture a device similar to what is shown in the images. There are several reasons to present the patent of a project, so we do not know if Samsung is willing to launch this terminal or simply wants to safeguard an idea.
In the images, you can see perfectly the idea of the company. Instead of folding the screen this new device would have a system of rails to move a secondary screen. It may seem very futuristic, although it really is just another mechanism, like the one we saw for the folding terminal.
Some media are beginning to say that it is the Galaxy S11, something very unlikely. Samsung may launch something similar in 2020. but much should change things to be in the next releases of the Galaxy S series.
The idea of the patent is interesting because when you need more space on the screen you just need to expand the screen. The problems we have seen in the Galaxy Fold would not affect this device. Because the durability could be greater by not having a flexible screen.
Even so, it is early to be able to talk about this device in a real way. Samsung has simply presented the patent and it will not be for a long time when it can confirm or deny the existence of such a mobile.