Future Galaxy Notes could sport foldable touchscreens

Future Galaxy Notes could sport foldable touchscreen
Future Galaxy Notes could sport foldable touchscreen
Samsung patents S Pen, Camera Pen, and foldable display for potential Galaxy Note models

According to recent Samsung patents, the next Galaxy Note may integrate a S Pen that can auto-eject for the user via magnets and polarization. In addition, a separate Samsung patent as reported by reveals potential smartphones with "folding displays" and special hinges. The word "folding" is stressed here as opposed to "curved" or "bendable" displays as seen on the already released Galaxy S6 Edge. The single screen could be folded into a clamshell design reminiscent to a Nintendo DS.

The same patent also details a multi-functional camera pen called "The Photographer" that can take pictures and transfer them wirelessly to a tablet or smartphone for direct editing and sharing. Other special features include OCR (optical character recognition) for scanning images and extracting characters.

It's no secret that Samsung has been putting much R&D effort into transparent, flexible, rollable, and foldable displays. Vice Chairman and CEO Oh-Hyn Kwon announced in 2013 that devices with foldable displays could come as early as 2015.


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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-06- 9 (Update: 2015-06- 9)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.