Samsung aiming for curved tablets
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.
Top 10 Smartphones
Smartphones, Phablets, ≤5-inch, Camera SmartphonesNotebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 160 Euros