It’s a universally known fact that Samsung primarily focuses on display technology. We’ve already seen two of the finest Samsung phone models (Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note Edge) with curvy displays as well as other foldable and flexible gadgets in the market. The buzz is that the company is all set to roll out their foldable Samsung display. The patent leak reveals a new smartphone design that gives us a smaller footprint of their upcoming technology. Rumours suggest that Samsung has been working on this concept since 2008.
As per patent leaks, the new Samsung arrival would be able to switch screens from mini tablets to a larger, laptop-like counterpart with a single flip, just like a book. Unfortunately, the feature is strictly meant for smartphones, tablets and computers.
The Scope of Foldable Samsung Display in Future
As of now, the developers are working on the security aspect of the upcoming foldable Samsung display. In a patent filed by the company, they’ve dropped hints on a new-generation touch panel. It’ll be configured to detect a touch input, which most probably is a fingerprint sensor. Knowing that the company is fond of biometrics, it’s safe to assume that the device might rope in some form of biometrics identification, when folding or unfolding the device.
Some techies predict that the device may include face, voice or iris recognition for added safety, as it’s the easiest way to safeguard personal identification. The patent was filed towards the end of 2016 so, it’s kind of hard to determine when we will be able to see the world’s first ever foldable smartphone. However, Samsung lovers are hopeful that the company will introduce this gadget by 2018 or 2019.
We’ve already seen a phablets, a book-like tablet and foldable/detachable screens of a laptop. But, the upcoming widget with foldable display is a much more futuristic looking gizmo.