Patent Application And Debut Of Samsung’s Flexible Smartphone
Samsung Electronics Co. is expected to deliver the first foldable smartphone models in the market in mid-2017. The firm has gained a lot of attention in recent months for their flexible electronic gadget concept. And, just recently, a copy of their patent application filed with the Korean Intellectual Property Office on April 20th of this year appeared on the internet. Last November, the organization filed a utility patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Currently, the application with the distribution number US 2016-0187994 A1 is awaiting approval.
The gadget’s adjustable display is powered by natural LED innovation. While Samsung’s use of OLED is nothing new, having utilized it in all of their top handsets, the newest model is expected to be the first affordable bending smartphone.
Samsung launched its Galaxy Note 7 prior to the debut of this concept. People viewed it positively for the most part until the units began exploding into flames and detonating shortly after being charged. When unit after unit began exploding, lawsuits followed. At that moment, an unavoidable and extremely damaging public relations incident occurred, and Samsung was forced to go through a two-billion-dollar review procedure. Samsung had no choice but to stop selling the Galaxy Note 7, resulting in a loss of roughly $5 billion in advance plus an estimated 95 percent of the year’s working benefit.
With Samsung’s recent setbacks, the combination of OLED technology and a design that allows consumers to customize their phones might very well give Samsung the edge they need to improve sales, reclaim what they’ve lost, and rebrand their company.
How the adaptable electronic gadget works
According to the patent application, the device will have an 8-inch screen when spread out and a 5-inch display when used as a handset. The protected photographs showed a pivot specifically designed to maintain the smartphone upright and assist keep it impeccably fit in one’s pocket when collapsed in order for the two screens to work in a single phone.
Despite the fact that many elements remain unknown as of late, people are aware that many parts of a typical, unbreakable smartphone should perform in an unexpected manner. Apart from devising a helpful and adjustable display, the creators of this innovative item should consider how to install a battery that stays in place without overheating and performs wonderfully whether the device is collapsed or not.
In comparison with Microsoft Surface Book
The axis of the phone is comparable to Microsoft’s Surface Book’s flexible pivot, which the company safeguarded last year. Samsung’s pivot is similarly similar to Microsoft’s multi-turn armadillo pivot, which has a pending patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), distribution number US 2016-0132075 A1. While Samsung has filed a patent application for their adaptable device concept, and Microsoft’s application has been dismissed, it is still too early to say if there will be any encroachment cases after the items enter the market in both nations where the ideas can be sold.
Regardless, owners of the first-generation Microsoft Surface Book have found that dust collects on the internal surfaces of the pivot. Images of Samsung’s adaptable device, on the other hand, indicate that the pivot takes a different path, with each crease curving in a way that matches the following. Samsung’s patent also hints that, unlike Microsoft’s, the pivot can work in a way that allows the device to be collapsed and unfolded in stages.
Samsung first announced that it was working on a foldable display in 2015, dubbed Project Valley at the time. The model is expected to be released under the moniker Galaxy X, according to rumors. Regardless, this model isn’t the first product to come out of Samsung’s work on changeable panels. In 2014, the cosmos system Note Edge with its curved screen provided the first look of this technology. Soon after becoming the main provider of OLED panels used in a variety of goods, Samsung continued to develop cutting-edge display formats for smartphones. Samsung is relying on OLED technology to create high-end orders, which might return them to the cutting edge following the disastrous phone review.
And, unlike phones with LCD screens, smartphones may now be constructed more thin while yet being able to display brighter images and movies without rapidly exhausting the battery. Analysts and enthusiasts are looking forward to seeing these features in Samsung’s Project Valley in a year.