South Korean tech giant Samsung might be gearing up for an imminent launch of its new foldable phone that features a sliding display. Samsung already has launched two foldable smartphones. One of the two foldable handsets sports a clamshell foldable display. Likewise, the other foldable smartphones adopt a folding mechanism that mimics the closing and opening of a book. The word on the street is that Samsung is hard at works on a foldable device that has a dual folding screen.
Samsung Files A Patent For A Phone With Sliding, Foldable Display
If a patent filed at WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) is anything to go by, Samsung might be on the verge of unveiling a new foldable phone. To recall, the company filed the patent back in June of this year. However, it was published on Thursday, December 16. The patent was originally spotted by 91mobiles. The patent description claims that the electronic device supports folding and sliding capabilities. Moreover, the accompanying images shed more light on the phone in question.
In one of the images, the device seems to be folding on one side, while sliding out. Furthermore, there is a possibility that specific functions could trigger the device to slide out. The device’s screen can extends towards the right side. On top of that, users will be able to fold the screen at different angles using the hinge mechanism, provided the sliding display is not being used. Moreover, the display’s ability to slide out will provide a larger screen real-estate for watching content, playing games, and more.
What Else To Expect?
Samsung is no stranger to offering foldable smartphones. However, pairing a foldable screen with a rollable display is something we haven’t seen on any mobile device. Interestingly, the phone’s rollable screen can extend in/out at any time. It might be depending on the task at hand. Moreover, the device can folds in half when the rollable screen is still in, and when fully expanded. Also, the device’s screen real estate is quite wide. Aside from a hinge mechanism, the device has a motor to fold and push the rollable screen out. Regrettably, more details about the device are understandably scarce, given that it is currently in the patent stage.
Aside from that, Samsung is currently working on the Galaxy A52 successor dubbed, the Galaxy A53. To recall, some earlier reports claim that only a 5G-enabled model of the phone will be available. The phone’s mass production has already started at Samsung’s Greater Noida facility in India. The phone has already passed through the Geekbench benchmarking website with model number SM-A536U.