Samsung files for dual-screen phone patent
Samsung's patent filing at the World Intellectual Property Office, also known as WIPO, may give us some idea of the direction Samsung might take with dual-screen phones. The patent application is for a smartphone with a second transparent screen on the back. When closed, the rear screen is indistinguishable from the rest of the phone's rear panel.
Samsung files patent for phone with front and rear displays
In 2018, ZTE released the Nubia X, a 6.26-inch front LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 × 2280, and the frame was greatly reduced. Except for the small front, the screen ratio reached 93.6%.
ZTE was able to do this because it eliminated the selfie headroom. The manufacturer added a low-resolution 5.1-inch OLED display (720 x 1520) on the back.
Samsung's patent application appears to envision a permanent display of the rear panel, which may only display certain information, such as the Samsung logo, when not in use.
The screen will occupy about 60% of the lower part of the rear panel, and there is a triple-camera setup housing in the upper left corner of the back of the phone.
The patent was filed last January, and as with any filed patent, there's always a chance that the innovations mentioned in the application won't come to light.
However, Samsung has become a leading supplier of foldable phones over the past few years as it fulfilled its dream of turning a smartphone into a tablet, turning it into the Galaxy Z Fold. Where the last fourth-generation model was launched.
The Galaxy Z Fold opens like a book, as the 6.2-inch external display shrinks to a 7.6-inch tablet-sized display that shows up when the device is opened. Samsung has also patented a foldable form factor and a phone with a sliding screen. The company also just released the fourth-generation model of the 6.7-inch Galaxy Z Flip foldable phone.
In the patent application, Samsung describes the device as "having a housing consisting of a first surface and a second surface, oriented in the opposite direction to the first surface; the main screen is disposed on the first surface, and the screen runs along the a first direction exit; a second screen disposed on the second surface and outputting the screen in a second direction opposite the first direction, wherein the second screen may be configured to be at least partially transparent to visually display at least a portion The interior space of the second surface. There are various other possible models.
The app notes that the rendering name is "Electronic device with transparent screen. While there may be a market for such a phone, Samsung seems more interested in making foldables and clamshells more popular. One of the ways to achieve this is by making it cheaper to produce." A low-end mid-range folding phone marketed under the successful Galaxy A brand.
Right now, Microsoft is selling a dual-screen phone with a completely different form factor than Samsung envisions for its dual-screen device. The Surface Duo 2 consists of two 5.8-inch AMOLED screens, protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, with a resolution of 1344 x 1892, connected by a pair of hinges. When fully opened, the two screens form a large 8.3-inch (albeit hinged) screen with a resolution of 1892 x 2688. Even before Microsoft, and even before the Nubia X, the ZTE Axon M had a dual 5.2-inch LCD screen with two 1080 x 1920 resolution.