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Samsung Breaks the Mold With Its Latest Foldable Smartphone Patent

Knocking on the doors of Apple’s latest foldable iPhone concept is this strange, albeit rather innovative smartphone that boasts a bendable screen. According to Engadget, Samsung has filed a patent this past April for the aforesaid prototype. Thanks to a Dutch website dubbed Galaxy Club, we can now get a firsthand look at the actual application as well as details surrounding the flip phone-inspired handset. The device can presumably be “folded or unfolded semi automatically” and it also contains a “secondary” display that only appears when you fold the smartphone. The entire project is apparently nicknamed “Galaxy X” — a moniker that may undoubtedly be the name of the actual device itself.

Though, Slash Gear warns that “this Galaxy X is obscenely long when unfurled. More like a remote control than a smartphone, it is significantly longer than most smartphones these days.” However, the main reasoning behind the bizarre, foldable concept is so that the device can be used as a tablet when unfolded. Still, with all the recent news of Samsung mobile devices exploding, should the company be knee-deep in experimenting new concepts? Or, should they invest their time coming up with methods to ensure that their current phones are explosion-proof?

Take a look at the patent illustrations and expect Samsung’s foldable smartphone device to be realized sometime next year. To learn more about the concept head over to The Korea Herald.

PHOTOGRAPHER JAE C. HONG/ ASSOCIATED PRESS HK