Samsung plans to offer smart phones with foldable screens. According to latest reports, Samsung has filed new series of patents for flexible displays. According to the official documents the device can be rolled like a newspaper. Furthermore, there will be a book-like model which can be folded to be made shorter.
Samsung also focuses on security biometric verification features. With this feature only the allowed user can fold or scroll the device.
According to Samsung’s latest foldable device copyright summary:
“A foldable device includes: a display; a touch panel configured to detect a touch input; a sensing interface configured to detect an angle of the foldable device; and a controller configured to activate the display unit when the angle detected by the sensing unit as the foldable device is unfolded is equal to or greater than a first angle, and activate the touch panel when the angle detected by the sensing unit is equal to or greater than a second angle.”
In January 2009, Samsung showcased the first concept of the folding smartphone to the public at the Consumer Electronics Show. According to Korean news site ‘The Korea Herald’ also reported that Samsung will release a foldable smartphone in 2017.