File photo: People are silhouetted as they pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Samsung logo, in this picture illustration in Zenica October 29, 2014. (REUTERS/dado Ruvic)
Samsung is rumored to be planning a folding smartphone for the beginning of next year is planning to make a call with the Galaxy X. But if a new leak is any indication, it might be a tad bit ugly and coarse.
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The people at Let’s Go Digital have unearthed a patent filing from Samsung that shows how the folding Galaxy X could work. The patent suggests there are two screens and a strip that connects the two. When the screens are folded over on each other, the strip between the two protruding as a loop.
Also noteworthy of the patent applications, which was reported by BGR, Samsung’s decision to combine different generations of the devices. The left screen seems to have thin bezels and no physical button. The correct view, but has a traditional smartphone design with a physical button under it. Some of the sensors above the screen to show a camera, and a front-facing scanners, including an iris and the face of the scanner.
Of course, big companies like Samsung, file for patents all the time. And it is possible that this design is just one of the many iterations that the company is testing. Thus, it is possible that the final device will have nothing of what we see in the patent.
Here is the reason why we hope that this design not be legit. When the two parts are folded, the smartphone seems to be pretty thick and bulky.
Samsung is of course remaining tight-lipped about the foldable smartphone. But the company did confirm earlier this year that if everything went well in the production, the Galaxy X could make its debut in the beginning of 2018. That has led many to speculate that the smartphone, which is in the works for a year, could finally make its debut at the CES in Las Vegas next month.
For now, the Samsung patent applications with a proverbial grain of salt. But get ready to see the Galaxy X in short time.