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Samsung allegedly patents a selfie-friendly dual-display phone

Renders based on the Samsung dual display phone (Source: LetsGoDigital)
Renders based on the Samsung dual display phone (Source: LetsGoDigital)
A patent attributed to the OEM Samsung has been posted online, showing a phone with a truncated display on its rear panel. The front of this device appears to lack cameras of any kind, suggesting that the secondary screen takes over in the event that the user wants a portrait shot. Otherwise, the device looks conventional in the extreme.

According to a new patent filed with the United States Patents and Trademarks Offiice (USPTO), Samsung is working on its own answer to the Vivo Nex Dual Display. The document in question shows an "electronic device" with what may be a display on its rear panel.

This possibility is extended by the fact that the "device" appears to have camera components on its rear face only, under which the "secondary screen" is located. This suggests that it is only intended to have 1 array of such modules, to be used for both straightforward photography and for selfies and other similar images.

However, despite the fact that this patent's application was submitted in 2018, and was granted on June 11, 2019, it has to be said that the phone's design is a little retrograde. The camera in question has a single lens, while the front panel has a forehead (albeit a very thin one), suggesting the new rear display is there to maximize screen-to-body ratio. 

On the other hand, Samsung has yet to produce a dual-display phone of any kind. This patenit's discovery has led to speculation that it may be destined for a future variant of the Galaxy As, a series that has already embraced some novel design choices. In addition, it now looks like the OEM is covering all its bases in pateint form just in case the particularly groundbreaking Galaxy Fold fails to work out as hoped.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-06-18 (Update: 2019-06-18)