In 2016, Samsung filed a patent application with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which came almost at the same time as the patent that anticipated the arrival of Galaxy Fold, and which has recently brought several headaches to the company. This patent also presented us with an unusual design whose main feature was the integration of a wraparound covering the front and back of the phone.
Finally this panting was granted to Samsung and now we can know a bit more about this curious proposal of smartphone double-sided with a single screen, which offers not only a differentiated design, but also functions that take advantage of this format.
The "whole screen" takes on new meaning
According to the patent, we would be a smartphone with a solid front screen that unfolds behind the device, passing through the upper part making this area of the frame also serve to display certain functions or applications. Something very similar to the Galaxy Note Edge, which allowed for quick access and other functions on the side, where the screen was duplicated.
If we rely on images, we would not be dealing with a "all-screen" device, but rather at the bottom, we would have a region without a screen that would be used to hold it, although we are going, as is a patent, there is still nothing written.
The most attractive of this proposal would be its functions, foreseen in the same patent, where they show us a possible real-time translation application, where two people could talk, each in their language, while the other person would see the translation in their language on the screen.
The other proposal is something we have already seen, which is use your smartphone as a mirror while we take photos. In addition, with a single touch on the screen, we could change the applications, because there would be no front or back, as both would serve the same functions.
You have to remember that the idea of having two screens, front and back, is not new. However, Samsung's a single flexible OLED screen that covers the two areas of the phoneYes, that is.
As I mentioned, this proposal comes from a patent and there is no certainty that it will come true in the future, but it can help us know what the company is planning on the flexible smartphone screens, a company in which they have been operating for several years. .