Samsung patents flexible smartphone aimed at the active user

Samsung logoWhen it comes to rugged and durable handsets, Samsung has their “Active” lineup of phones that are both water and dust resistant, and in the case of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, Samsung threw in added protection to protect it against drops and knocks. That being said it seems that Samsung could be thinking about making future “Active” phones with flexible displays.

This is according to a recent Samsung patent which hints at Samsung’s plans for a rugged phone with a flexible display. As you can see in the image above, the phone will have protection along its sides and the entirely phone appears to be flexible as well. However instead of Samsung’s current curved displays, the entire phone is said to be flexible as opposed to staying curved in a fixed position like the Samsung Galaxy Round.

Samsung patents flexible smartphone aimed at the active user

So what makes the handset perfect for active users? According to the patent, it suggests that the design of the phone will come with special sections that will allow the phone to clip on a user’s clothing, thus eliminating the need for special armbands or cases. The fact that it is also flexible has us imagining that it could potentially be wrapped against the arm of the wearer as one of the possibilities.

There’s no way of telling if Samsung plans on making this patent a reality, but considering that the company has dabbled in flexible/curved displays, we wouldn’t be surprised if a flexible phone might be in the works for the future.

Source: Ubergizmo

Tags: Samsung, smartphones, technologies

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Is this an error or it is really happening?
The proposed topic and architecture was originally presented to the JPEG Committee in 2016
The rest of the specs as seen on Geekbench include 8GB of RAM
Samsung is likely to be made official in February at next year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
Lumia 950 XL shown running Windows 10 on ARM
The company has studied such an option in the past
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (10)