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Samsung’s 70-page patent for brand an ‘electronic device’ was filed with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) in July this year and published on October 29, 2020. In this document, patent sketches for a smartphone show a device with several screens covering the entire device with a display surface. There’s a curved display up front, a second flat screen in back and several semi-rounded displays are used for the edges. Read more for a video and to see the patent sketches.
These could use several different technologies, including AMOLED, microLED and LCD. If all of them were utilized by developers, the orientation could change depending on how you’re using specific apps, as they could simply flow from one screen to another if necessary. A sliding camera ensures a seamless experience rather than have a hole punch or notch in the middle. If Mobile World Congress 2021 goes as planned, we may even see a functional prototype of this smartphone.
- Charge Up. Power Through: Spend more time scrolling, texting and sharing, and less time looking for an outlet to charge your mobile phone; Its long-lasting battery has the power to keep up with you
- A Lens for Your Favorite Angle: Capture shareable cell phone portraits, wide shots and videos with the Samsung Galaxy A21’s versatile, 16MP triple-lens camera
- Big Screen to Get More Done: Keep in touch with friends, family and the news with plenty of room on a crystal-clear, 6.5" edge-to-edge display screen
- Store More: Keep all your photos and apps on your Android smart phone without worrying about storage; Get up to 512GB of storage with a MicroSD card (sold separately)
- Wireless voice, data and messaging services compatible with most major U. S. GSM and CDMA networks; Support for certain features and services such as VoWiFi and hot spot, vary by wireless service provider