South Korean tech giant Samsung has patented a new Galaxy smartphone with a sideways folding display.
According to the patent’s drawings, there is a triple-camera setup and LED flash. The design features a hinge on the lower left-hand side, as well as three magnets to keep the display stuck to the back cover, reports Let’s Go Digital.
The smartphone may come with a two-part battery, and the folding display would be made of Samsung’s UTG (Ultra-Thin Glass), the same protective layer that’s used on Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3.
Samsung recently patented a new Galaxy smartphone with a futuristic-looking transparent display.
The company filed the patent with the USPTO (the United States Patent and Trademark Office) and the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) and was published last year.
The patent describes the technology that is needed to make a transparent smartphone and can even be used in other electronic gadgets as well, including TVs, monitors, laptops, and gaming consoles.
According to the report, the device seen in the patent has narrow bezels and a large transparent screen, and an OLED panel is apparently used.
Samsung has shipped four times more foldable devices in 2021 than last year, exceeding the three-fold market growth that analysts expected.
According to the company, the consumer enthusiasm for Samsung foldable is exemplified by the success of the Galaxy Z series.