Samsung has patented a new flexible smartphone on the World Intellectual Property Organization website aka WIPO, featuring a flexible sliding display technology that wraps around the device.
As per the patent details, the device will come with a flexible display, which looks like it will be an extension of the main display that will move sideways in the middle of the back panel. According to the report of MySmartPrice, the flexible display can be easily moved.
According to the pictures, the phone will have a rear camera at the back and a selfie camera at the front. Interestingly, the rear camera can also double as a selfie shooter. Apart from this, the smartphone will have a curved edge display on the front and will also cover some part of the back cover.
Samsung is also developing a double-folding smartphone, which means it folds and unfolds in two directions. The foldable phone will have two hinges to support its three display parts. When fully unfolded, the dual fold smartphone can be used as a tablet.
The smartphone has three displays that will be foldable with the help of two hinges, one part of which will fold inwards and the other part will fold outwards to give a Z-like shape.
The patent also mentions that Samsung’s double fold smartphone will support the S Pen and have an HDMI port.
Samsung is reportedly planning to launch its next generation Fold 4 with an improved Under Display Camera (UDC) on both internal and external screens around the third quarter of 2022.
The overall primary camera setup is also getting an upgrade to bring the Galaxy Z Fold 4 on par with the camera quality offered by the current flagships in the market.
The upcoming Fold 4 is also expected to come with a hinge which may reduce the weight. The new hinge will also bring better water resistance and dust-resistant certification.
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