Samsung patent application shows smartphone with a laptop dock




In a patent application from Samsung shows that the company has ideas about a smartphone which can be slid in a kind of laptop docking station. The device runs on Android in smartphone mode, while for laptop-mode Windows.

The application was discovered by Patently Mobile and last year was filed by Samsung. From the description it appears that the manufacturer has come up with a kind of Korean laptop docking station where a smart phone can be slid in. The screen of the smartphone can be used as a secondary screen or trackpad. Incidentally, the concept would also function with a small tablet.

According to the patent specification, all software utilities preinstalled on the mobile device. So Samsung claims that the Android operating system is used in smartphone mode, while activated when connecting to the laptop just Windows. Samsung keeps open the possibility for the use of other operating systems.

The specifications of the laptop part are not yet known. It is obvious that Samsung chose to build in a large battery. In the patent description, the manufacturer that the whole is thinner and lighter than conventional laptops because many hardware components are not required. Furthermore, though there are no details.

Although a patent application indicating that Samsung thinks about such devices is not certain that there is actually a smartphone or tablet with laptop docking stations on the market. Not all ideas which is patent pending find in stores. Why did Asus earlier with a product in the Transformer line which here seems: it was a tablet with keyboard dock where a smartphone can be plugged in.

Furthermore, given Google already patented a concept for a smartphone with a laptop dock, but there are no concrete products grew out yet. Also, these were two separately functioning devices that can share some functions with a link.


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