The first patent is for a device that rolls up, almost like a scroll. While rolled up, the device is small, portable, and easy to carry around with a small tab and screen. Once unrolled, you’d have a full, mostly traditional screen to work with.
Samsung also filed for a tabbed smartphone patent, which folds completely in half and would use a “tab” on the back as a quick way to open and close apps, or open and close the device. It’s a pretty crazy, futuristic design that we’re probably still years away from seeing in a consumer device, but it’s fun to see where these big companies are putting their R&D money for the future.
There were also a few other patents filed, including one for a bendable smartphone that actually just looks like a melted smartphone. Sometimes you just have to throw some ideas at a wall and see what sticks, you know?
source: Patently Mobile
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