Microsoft’s Surface Duo is a dual-screen smartphone that is set to launch next year and should be available in time for the holidays. The phone isn’t the first foldable device with a dual-display and it will not even be the last. We may also see one from Samsung according to the latest reports.
Samsung has been granted a patent for a foldable display by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) which was filed back in 2013 but was just granted last month.
Foldable screen displays have always been conceived of like a dream which was yet to become a reality. The so-called foldable smartphone was thought of as a thing that may forever live only as a concept.
However, Samsung did prove this wrong with its Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone. However, due to certain shortcomings, the company was forced to start from scratch.
A patent filed by Samsung regarding dual-screen folding has surfaced online.
While this may not seem like much because Samsung has been filing similar to patents ever since 2013, it is a step in the right direction. In all probability, this is Samsung’s comeback and answer to Microsoft’s Surface Duo and LG’s ThinQ Dual Screen smartphone.
The patent filed by Samsung at this very time seems all too reasonable to just be a coincidence. It’s clear that Samsung doesn’t want to be left behind in this rat race to develop the best and latest smartphone technology.
According to the patent image, it’s clear that there is a small bezel that divides both screens. The image is a little unclear on how exactly the foldable dual-screen would function.
However, there’s a very good chance that it’s going to make use of pre-existing technology and design which is already out there. Unfortunately, it’s way too early to take this as concrete information which is why it should be taken with a grain of salt.