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Samsung aiming for curved tablets

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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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Codrut Nistor, 2014-03- 5 (Update: 2014-03- 6)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.