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Samsung aiming for curved tablets

Samsung tablet with curved display
Samsung patent for curved tablets
The latest patent filing shows a new tablet design with curved margins that could turn into a product pretty soon, since Samsung already released a curved display smartphone, the notorious Galaxy Round.
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The Galaxy Round arrived in early October 2013 and is Samsung's first smartphone to use a curved display and body, but it seems it will not remain a lone experiment. A patent application recently granted to the Korean company shows that Samsung curved tablets may be closer than expected, although their curves will be gentle and the described technology still appears to be far from using a curved or flexible screen.

Since the patent application has been filed back in 2012, it would not be a surprise to find out that such a device is already being tested by Samsung. Unfortunately, there is no official information about this right now. As the design described by this patent shows, the curved tablet will only feature curved margins and not a curved display. The tablet features very slim bezels and only the left and right margins are slightly curved to the front.

While rear and front cameras are also visible in the images attached to the patent, there is no noticeable hardware button. There is no technical information on the device either, as Samsung only claims that the document shows "the ornamental design for a tablet computer." Remains to be seen if and when will this design turn into a real product.

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2014-03- 5 (Update: 2014-03- 6)