In a recently published patent, Samsung has shown the planning of a new smartphone which can fold in half near the middle, following ideas of futuristic design experimentation. According to reports, the bendable device will be announced in 2017. However, this is just a patent, and there is no surety on whether the components will stay, in the alleged device but as of now there is a high possibility that the bendable smartphone will arrive next year. If this smartphone comes to the market, it will surely be an interesting change, as a smartphone which can fold into half can be easier to carry around. and a curve inside is more comfortable to hold while talking. Samsung’s experiments which smartphones have always been a welcome move. It has worked a lot on the flexible screens, which is evident in the Galaxy Edge series where a rigid body holds a flexible screen. However, now users might just be able to fold and bend the whole smartphone itself.
Surprisingly, this is not the first patent that users have seen on foldable screens. Another patent in the year 2015, had shown designs for foldable devices as well as smartphones which could be rolled up like a scroll. There are a lot of complications while working for foldable devices. Screens are one of the hurdles, as they have to get folded without breaking. While another hurdle is the things inside the body, which has to move too within that space, like imagine a foldable battery. So, as it is, a good thing that Samsung is planning this change, but the bigger question is how long till we can see a proper bendable smartphone? The patent was filed by the company with the Korean Intellectual Property Office, which was reportedly picked by Dutch website Galaxy Club.
Samsung has not commented on this till now, but the thing it might have at the back of the mind is the recent case of battery explosion. Samsung cannot afford mishaps of that scale now. In the document released, one can see a thin Samsung smartphone which has a bendable screen, which folds like a flip phone. There might also be a secondary display which works when the device is folded.