Today Samsung new one patent has been published. That shows a potential double-sided smartphone with a wraparound screen that stretches onto the rear of the phone, as Spotted by LetsGoDigital. A little bit about the potential device in the patent is written. That was filed on the U.S Patent and Trademark Office on Sep 2, 2016.
10 concept drawings refer to a “display device”. And show a big main screen at the front that wraps around to the back where more application could potentially be displayed. The rear screen looks to be almost half the size of the front screen. The drawings’ solid lines are the claimed features. While broken lines are illustrative and show what the rest of the device might look like.
This newest patent could hint at a potential concept phone in the future. Previously has Samsung filed patents for different concepts, including foldable ones. And the company has earlier said it hopes to release a bendable device next year. Samsung has been known for trying new concepts and technology. It showed off a flexible, “unbreakable” AMOLED display called Youm back in 2012, and a curved prototype at CES 2013. Earlier this year Samsung also revealed a new OLED screen prototype which can roll, stretch, and bend.
Last year Apple has filed its own patent for a wraparound iPhone display. And LG also seems to be experimenting with a crazy screen that wraps around the top of your phone. The true test is that company will produce a working prototype or even bring this type of display to regular smartphones.