Samsung patents roll-out smartphone display

Samsung floods the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with tons of different design ideas for flexible displays on a regular basis. However, the sketches seldom make their way onto the production line. The nearest the South Korean company has gotten to a fully-flexible screen previously the Galaxy Round which featured a curved panel. Now it looks like the firm may have come up with winner as earlier today a new patent passed through the USPTO for a roll-out display.

Not surprisingly, details are a little sparse, but judging from the diagram included in the patent filing, the panel is mounted to the main body of the smartphone and can be expanded by simply sliding it up when a user needs to view content on a larger display. It’s a pretty neat idea, the concept looks great and it would be nice to see it come to fruition. It is important to bear in mind, though, that this is just a patent and there’s no guarantee that this design will ever see the light of day.


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