Latest Patent Surfaces Revealing Samsung Galaxy X With Foldable Design and Bending Sensor

Daphne Planca
1:59 PM

The rumored release date of the Samsung Galaxy X is gradually approaching. More reports about the plans of the Korean tech giant Samsung keeps on coming. The much-anticipated foldable phone has gained a lot of attention since the device will be the first foldable device from the company to be introduced early next year.

The company alongside the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) just recently filed a patent (via LetsGoDigital) that will shed light on the foldable device. The patent was filed last March and entitled as “Bendable User Terminal Device And Displaying Thereof.” Then, it got published by USPTO on July 5.

In the patent, the clamshell design of flip phones is the source of inspiration. The flexible display is light, thin, and very resistant to external impact. The entire display area is fully functional even if the device is unfolded, giving a bigger screen. However, the bottom portion of the display shuts down once one side is bent. The top 40% can be used and the background processes will continue unaffected.

A bending sensor and leaf spring is used instead of a hinge. This sensor detects the bending angle and bending speed as well as bending time. The pre-bending state is about 10 to 25 degrees. The phone is functional automatically when it can return to the unbent position. No pressure is exerted on the back.

However, if ever you apply more pressure on the back of the Samsung Galaxy X, the device will not fully open or the touch input will be activated. This indicates that the back panel is capable of detecting touch pressure. The upper part of the screen will light up, which is the same as the Always-On Display on the company’s current flagship phones.

The patent also shows the different widgets like an S Pen icon. The Galaxy X will feature a touch sensor, motion sensor, a quick view window, WiFi, Bluetooth, and NFC connectivity. It will run the next-generation Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820 processor with a 6GB RAM and a flexible battery that can store between 3000mAh and 6000mAh power.

So, what are your thoughts on the brand new patent providing hints on the Samsung Galaxy X? Let us know by writing in the comment section below.

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