17 October 2019
Samsung and Samsung Display are well known for filing patents related to innovative smartphone designs. This is the reason it is now getting closet to launch its first-ever foldable smartphone named Galaxy Fold. But the team does not seem to be interested in stopping or taking a break as a new Samsung Display patent with a triple display smartphone has been spotted.
The patent has been submitted to the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and was first spotted by folks at LetsGoDigital. The patent design shows a smartphone with triple display panels stacked over each other. It means the device will look like a standard smartphone when in the unfolded state. The main display is visible in this state but for seeing other two display panels, you will have to pull them out from the right and left respectively.
The device is said to be featuring a metal bar in the middle to hold the three displays together. It also enables a mechanism that will allow users to choose whether to pull out only the second or third display or both of them at once. The exact practical usability of the device is unknown but the three displays could surely help with multi-tasking. It can help users run different apps on each of the displays or different instances of the same app.
Since it is a Samsung Display patent, the accompanying images are without crucial components like the power button, volume rockers, fingerprint scanner, SIM card slot. If Samsung wishes to proceed with the design and start working on how to turn into a reality, then we can expect to see a more refined design with all those integral parts. As of now, it is only an interesting patent design which may or may not turn into something real.