Samsung has filed a patent for a foldable phone whose screen can be extended and/or wrapped around the hand. According to a report, this is possible through the controller, folding sensor unit and foldable display that Samsung wants to include in this phone. The development comes months after the South Korean company was reported to have developed an extended display that uses a rolling mechanism. The design is tipped to minimize the need for a secondary display.
91 Mobile Report The patent for the new folding technology suggests that it uses a flexible screen that can be extended or wrapped around the wrist. The publication also shared alleged images from the patent, which suggest that the foldable display could be folded at a right angle, creating a curved waterfall-like screen.
There is another diagram, which suggests that the screen could be bent 180 degrees to create a semi-circular display area to form a loop so that it could be worn on your wrist. This means that the future Samsung foldable phone could be worn around your wrist.
The report states that Samsung could achieve this versatility by using a controller to interact with the foldable display and a folding sensor unit. The folding sensors are said to include proximity sensor, touch sensor, piezo sensor and pressure sensor. The sensor allegedly says that when the display is folded, the folding sensor does not lose its display properties.
It is worth noting that since only the patent has surfaced, we are not sure if this design will actually be produced.
As noted, the news comes months after a patent filed by Samsung showed that the South Korean company is developing an extended display that uses a rolling mechanism. This design may have been developed to minimize the need for secondary exposure. The patent suggests that this display can be extended in all directions.