Samsung has obtained a patent for a phone with a flip-out display


It’s a bizarre patent from Samsung. Representational images of the newest L-shaped phone from the Korean smartphone company LetsGoDigital and Concept Creator. According to WIPO’s application, the patent contains a foldable display that can be opened outwards, and this display section wraps around the rear of the device when it is closed.

We see a lot of similarities between this device and the LG Wing. When playing a game or viewing a movie, the Wing’s secondary display was occasionally used to launch extra programmes in a smaller window or to show more information. When held upright or sideways, this unannounced Samsung gadget may be utilised with the auxiliary display “flap” opening to either side or the top, depending.

A viewfinder for the rear cameras might be made from the piece of the screen that folds rearward. No specifics are given in the patent’s drawings, which show a triple-camera system and LED flash.


Further tidbits from the patent include the usage of Samsung’s UTG (Ultra Thin Glass) for the folding display, which is similar to the protective layer used in Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold3 (and Z Flip3).

The screen would have to wrap around a folding hinge on the interior of the gadget, which would be difficult with this design. Samsung has never built a hinge that folds outward. For one thing, the hinge would take up a lot of space, which may have been the rationale for the twin battery configuration.

Patent applications for gadgets that will never be manufactured are not uncommon in the IT industry. A smartphone with an L-shaped design may or may not ever be released by Samsung. Source


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