Samsung foldable smartphone patents show interesting new designs

Samsung Galaxy Fold still isn't here, but that isn't slowing down Samsung's foldable smartphone efforts.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Aug 21 2019 10:48 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:47 AM CST

Samsung might have delayed its first foldable smartphone until September, with the re-release of the Galaxy Fold but that doesn't mean the South Korean giant is not forging ahead with more foldable smartphones.

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In a bunch of newly-surfaced patents we see a new foldable smartphone with a 'sliding mechanism' shown off by Samsung, which the great folks at LetsGoDigital turning them into color renderings. These renderings give us a bet ter look at what to expect, with that sliding mechanism looking like it could be a real game changer for foldable smartphones.

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It seems you will be able to adjust your display height in multiple stages, depending on the task at (or is that in) your hand. You can have it in half like a clam shell, down a little lower if you're listening to music and want to use the rear-speaker (this is a kick ass idea on its own).

The screen can be pulled up higher on the sliding mechanism for video calls, where you want the screen a bit bigger - but if you want it 'all the way' big then you will surely have a gigantic large candybar-style phone. I love the design of this over the current Galaxy Fold... and I hope it's something we start to see more of in 2020.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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