Samsung foldable smartphone patent with multiple biometric ID methods shows up

Samsung patent showing advanced foldable smartphone with multiple biometric ID forms
Samsung foldable smartphone patent
Although Samsung patents showing devices with foldable displays have been around for a few years now, the latest one shows a foldable smartphone that also uses two biometric identification methods.

Back in early 2009, Samsung unveiled a working foldable display at CES. Unfortunately, they did not push that technology into mass production yet, but various patents showing devices that take advantage of it continued to surface from time to time. Now, we get more than just a foldable display, since Samsung added multiple biometric authentication methods to the equation as well.

Although Samsung's foldable smartphone, known as Project Valley, is expected to come out by the end of 2017 and we might even see it show up in the first part of the year, the details are still shady. The latest Samsung patent spotted by Patently Mobile shows that the upcoming handset (or maybe one similar handset scheduled for a later launch) might use a fingerprint reader and an iris scanner. Even more, Samsung might use various other forms of biometric ID, including voice, palm print/line, or full face scans.

The current rumors claim that Samsung is working on two foldable smartphone models already, one with a single flexible display, and the other using a dual-display setup. Remains to see when will they finally manage to hit the market and how will they be received by the masses.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01- 3 (Update: 2017-01- 3)
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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.