Samsung patents counsel a clear telephone might be in improvement

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip hands on screen in hand

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip hands on screen in hand

  • Samsung has filed patents for a clear smartphone.
  • The system in query would sport a clear show with opaque bezels.

In case you thought Samsung‘s foldable telephone ambitions have been wacky, you might wish to assume once more after patents emerged suggesting a clear smartphone might be within the works. The patents, which have been filed in January however solely surfaced in August, describe the sophisticated steps and applied sciences required to create a clear telephone.

Every pixel on the telephone’s show would permit mild to cross via it, successfully rendering the display screen clear. In Samsung’s patent drawings, that clear display screen resembles a window via which the holder’s hand will be seen. Solely the bezels appear to be opaque.

The patents have been noticed by Dutch tech weblog LetsGoDigital which additionally supplied a mock-up of the system in query. We’re unsure how this might be helpful to anybody aside from power display screen peekers on public transport, however it might be an excellent advertising and marketing device.

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Goals of clear telephones aren’t new. LG had a crack in 2009 with the GD900, however it solely featured a clear keypad. Sony Ericsson adopted up with the Xperia Pureness which, to its credit score, did characteristic a clear show. It wasn’t superb although.

Samsung has developed clear OLED shows prior to now, however these have been primarily used for signage. In a smartphone, the place area for {hardware} is proscribed, the tech will get a bit of extra sophisticated.

The corporate would wish to discover a approach of housing the battery and different parts in order to not intrude with the clear show, or someway, make these parts clear too. It’s an issue that was demonstrated by Taiwanese agency Polytron Technologies‘ clear telephone in 2013. The SD card and ribbon cables have been nonetheless seen, regardless of the telephone’s largely clear physique.

These patents hardly ever turn into mainstream gadgets, so don’t count on Samsung to launch a clear Galaxy S or Note series shortly. However the seek for the following massive smartphone innovation is taking corporations to excessive, if not impractical lengths.

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