Samsung patent reveals mechanism behind foldable smartphone

Mar

26

2016

A patent application by Samsung in South Korea shows how a foldable smartphone manufacturer would look like. In the middle of the smartphone is a hinge in order to be able to fold the unit twice.

Samsung appears in the patent application at the South Korean patent Kipris institute, found by the Dutch site Galaxy Club, distributing the components on the top and bottom of the phone, with the center of the device is thinner. In that portion about the hinge. That mechanism should avoid bending components in the fold of the device. Magnets have the device when it is open or closed to keep his place.

The manufacturer has for several years provided with bendable screens, but used until now, the company that technology only in conjunction with devices that are curved like the Galaxy Round, Galaxy Note Edge, S6 Edge , S6 Edge + and recently the S7 Edge . Samsung has no fencing put in commercially available devices that can bend users.

Samsung patent application filed two weeks ago, suggesting that the manufacturer is actively developing such a device. Go for some time rumors about a device with curved screen, but that rumor mentions a device with two screens. The code name was previously Project Valley are. The manufacturer said already working on a foldable smartphone. Which should come out in 2015, but that has not happened.

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