Expandable slide-out display patents by Samsung surface online
Foldable displays have been around for a few years now, but we only managed to see them demoed at various technology shows and nothing more. However, most big brands in the industry described foldable devices in multiple patents already, and Samsung has done even more.
In a recently discovered design patent, Samsung described a handset with an expandable, slide-out display. Thanks to this design approach, the handset would allow its users to slide the display in when using various basic functions, and to slide out when gaming or watching video content.
Another smartphone display described in a patent features a center hinge on the side that allows it to bend in half. In the end, such a handset would allow multiple modes of use in a similar manner to the existing convertible tablets.
At this year's Mobile World Congress, Samsung is expected to show a prototype foldable handset that could be accompanied by a foldable tablet that features a built-in keyboard and stand.