It’s no secret that Samsung has put in a lot of time and resources into flexible displays and the company’s intentions go far beyond the Gear S and the Galaxy S6 edge. Often we have come across patents that show what Samsung has envisaged for the future vis-a-vis flexible displays and today is one of those days. The company has been awarded a patent for a flexible smartphone which can be worn on your wrist, this would effectively allow the device to double as a smartwatch. Even though the company already makes smartwatches that are capable of making calls, this technology would put a full fledged smartphone on your wrist.
The patent details that a flexible OLED display will be attached to several segments which are designed to be rotatable. This design feature of the segments will allow the user to curl the device into a bracelet shape, which can then be worn on the wrist, or extend it into a flat shape so that it looks like any other smartphone. However since this technology exists only in the patent at this point in time it can’t be said for sure if and when Samsung intends to bring it to market. It might take a few years or it might not be released at all, that’s the thing with patented technologies, you never really know what’s going to happen.