A new patent by Samsung has hinted at a new quad-curved display technology. Currently, one will notice that a curved display is prominent only on the left and right sides of a few Samsung phones. A new patent shows an image with the top and bottom sides curved, leaving bezels only on the corners of the handset. The latest patent was filed back in July 2019 and was published by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) last month.
It was first spotted by a Dutch tech website LetsGoDigital. It suggests that the corners of the phone will have a metallic frame, which will serve the purpose of durability, and offer extra protection. The new quad-curved display technology means that there will be very little space for the usual buttons and ports. This further hints that Samsung could include an in-display fingerprint reader and add a selfie camera under the screen.
However, note that the design is still a patent. Therefore, whether the phone will be commercially available or not is still up in the air. Besides, in February this year, a Samsung patent indicated a completely new design that the brand might later work on. The design for the smartphone screen provides a unique shape for the screen with curved edges at the top and bottom. The new ‘arcs’ at the top and bottom are actually displaying both secondary.
The curved screen is actually made with three parts. The first of these is a standard rectangular screen in the middle of a Samsung smartphone. The other two secondary performances are ‘arcs’. Although acting in unison, the two arcs are not part of the main screen. They also will not behave like an extension of the main screen all the time. Samsung will serve as a quick shortcut bar on the side of the phone during media and gaming.
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