South Korean technology giant Samsung may be still figuring out how to fix the issues of its Galaxy Fold smartphone and launch it for the masses. However, that is surely not stopping the company from planning its other smartphones that will come with a unique design. A patent has surfaced online that shows a Samsung smartphone with a rollable display.
The patent was first found by Gizmodo and it shows a handset that looks like any other smartphone at first glance. However, the smartphone in the patent actually has a rollable display inside. We should also mention that the top that houses the selfie camera and the earpiece of the handset will be extending outwards from the handset. With this, we can say one thing for sure: Whenever the smartphone launches, it will leave others far behind in the race of aspect ratio.
Samsung’s rollable smartphone in the patent may also remind a few of the BlackBerry Priv. However, instead of coming with a QWERTY keyboard, it will have a really tall display.
We should mention that rollable displays are no longer a farfetched possibility. This year at the Consumer Electronics Show, LG showcases its rollable OLED display that it will begin marketing this year. Other than this, Corning is working on a bendable glass that will be used in smartphones. However, we may have to wait for years before we get to see Samsung’s new rollable phone as it may take some time for the company to get this kind of technology to life.
But then, another very relevant question is how durable a smartphone like this would be. The sliding mechanism on the device could be just as prone to catching dust particles as the Galaxy Fold was. In addition to this, smartphones that come with a foldable display or moving parts like pop-up selfie cameras have also been subjected to scepticism.
However, we are definitely hoping that Samsung does find a way of pulling it off seamlessly so that we do get to see it and use it at some point. From the patent, the rollable Samsung smartphone looks like it is straight out of a futuristic science-fiction movie.
On an unrelated note, the company has also announced that its Galaxy Fold smartphone will be launched again in the coming few weeks. Samsung had earlier sent the device to some reviewers and YouTubers in the US, but a number of them reported that the screen of Galaxy Fold has certain issues. The company then postponed the launch of the handset.
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