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Samsung's patented L-shaped foldable display appears in stunning new smartphone concept renders

A future Samsung smartphone could look like this. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
A future Samsung smartphone could look like this. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
Samsung has laid claim to a design for a new kind of screen that could bring a new kind of secondary display to a next-gen smartphone. It consists of a panel in the shape of an inverted L, so that one part of it can fold away to lie flush with the back of a given handset. Now, a creator has had their renders of this hypothetical device published via their tech blog partner.

What's next for the Samsung Galaxy Z series? It already consists of foldable flagship and clamshell mobile devices. Now, however, LetsGoDigital projects that it could expand to include new phones with screens that flex in different ways.

The blog has partnered with Jermaine Smit, also known as Concept Creator, to produce renders showing what it means by this. They are based on a patent it has found as having been granted to Samsung by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) on January 20, 2022 for its invention of a new kind of foldable mobile display.

This one could be described as a flip-out screen for smartphones, and could thus be enjoyed in its unusual auto-landscape video mode when deployed. Alternatively, the novel form-factor could have use-cases similar to those presumably envisioned by LG when it made the Wing back when it used to be a smartphone OEM.

Then again, as Samsung indicates in the course of its new IP claim, it will probably be mainly applied as a selfie preview screen for the rear cameras squashed in next to it when folded against the rear panel, as with the enlarged cover display on the latest Z Flip 3. In any case, a phone like that in Concept Creator's new renders may have a long time to go before it sees a launch, presuming of course that it ever does.

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New renders based on Samsung's flip-out display patent. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
New renders based on Samsung's flip-out display patent. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-03- 8 (Update: 2022-03- 8)