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Samsung Display Obtains Design Patent for Triple-screen Smartphone
A Phone with 3 Extendable Screens
Samsung Display Obtains Design Patent for Triple-screen Smartphone
  • By Kim Eun-jin
  • July 31, 2019, 17:17
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A 3D rendering of a triple-screen smartphone design, which was patened by Samsung Display

Samsung Display has obtained a design patent for a triple-screen smartphone.

According to LetsGoDigital, a Dutch online magazine specializing in IT, Samsung Display submitted a patent application for a smartphone with three extendable screens to the Korean Intellectual Property Office in August 2018 and won approval in March 2019. The special smartphone design was published on June 11, 2019.

The patent registration document contains 10 patent sketches. The bottom of the device is completely round, giving the mobile phone a unique appearance and providing additional functionality. The smartphone can be expanded like a color range.

A sketch of Samsung Display's triple-screen smartphone design

The Samsung smartphone has three equal screens, which are stored underneath each other. Outside the main screen you can unfold the phone in such a way that you have another two equal screens at your disposal.

A metal bar is fitted at the bottom, in the middle of the device, which holds the three screens together. The user can move these screens left or right independently of each other, leaving you with a range of screens.

While questioning the practical utility of this invention, the report says the device is undoubtedly meant to be able to run multiple applications side by side, possibly also offering added value for gaming applications.

A sketch of Samsung Display's triple-screen smartphone design

Since the patent was applied for by Samsung Display, the report says, no conclusions can be drawn regarding the further design. For example, no buttons or cameras are visible except the receiver. The back is completely smooth.

“We have never come across a design like this before,” the report says, adding that the design is most reminiscent of a phone that Nokia released in 2006. The Nokia 7373 was a swivel model with the same kind of curve as this Samsung design.

Image source: The 3D rendering of the triple-screen smartphone design is from LetsGoDigital site: https://nl.letsgodigital.org/smartphones/samsung-mobiele-telefoons/