Samsung is one of the smartphone manufacturers who patents a lot of ideas but only some make it to the prototype, and even lesser of them make it to the market. The company doesn’t hesitate in filing up the patent for an idea that has no use or looks absurd. One such recent patent filed by the company is a smartphone that includes a sliding display.
Though sliding technology has been used by the smartphone industry before, this type of smartphone that has a display under the slider has never been seen before. Previously, phones like the Nokia 6700 Slide or Motorola slider included a physical keyboard under the slider.
Samsung’s Patent Shows Sliding Dual Touchscreen Displays, Photo Credit: USPTO
The sketches attached to the patent reveals that the top display is approximately half the display on the lower side. The lower segment has tracks on the edges through which the first segment moves around. Also, a camera will be placed on the rear side.
It’s still not clear why would Samsung wants to make a smartphone with a sliding display. Though it will increase the display area it will make the device larger and also the bezels from the top display will make it a distraction to work with both the displays. It looks like Samsung is finding ways to extend the display without flipping the phone.
However like mentioned above, it still a patent and the company is not developing the smartphone yet. Samsung files dozens of patents, and even in some cases, other manufacturers complete the technology before the company. We have recently experienced in the case of Vivo X20 Plus for the under display fingerprint scanning technology. The hottest patent is still the foldable smartphone where other manufacturers like OPPO, Microsoft, Huawei, and Samsung have already filed their patents for the smartphone.