Last month Samsung announced the Galaxy Fold which was the company’s first foldable smartphone. Samsung is allowing users to buy the Galaxy Fold in May of 2019 but the company hasn’t stopped working on more designs. Samsung, like other manufacturers, is expected to launch foldable phones in the future and the company has already filed a patent for one.
Samsung filed the patent back in 2017 which has been approved and published by WIPO. The patent shows designs of a device with two foldable screens. This should allow users to increase and decrease the size of the tablet according to their needs. However, this also poses a risk as the folded screen might get scratched when the tablet is kept on a rough surface. Samsung has also added support in the middle to make sure the screen doesn’t bend when the device is folded. One noticeable thing with the device is that Samsung hasn’t provided any holes for connectivity like charging and headphone jack. This gives us the impression that the device might only support wireless charging. Samsung hasn’t even pointed out the camera placement on the device but it’s highly unlikely that the company will launch a device without a camera.
Surely, the patent looks far-fetched and there are a lot of uncertainties that Samsung might have to work on. However, on the positive side, Samsung is already working on the next generation of foldable devices which should fix the issues we have seen with the current foldable devices like Mate X and Galaxy Fold.