Think again: it is not the return of clamshell phones. Samsung has indeed filed a patent showing a revolutionary new concept of smartphone fully foldable screen, which would close as a pocket mirror.
One of the greatest revolutions in the field of smartphones could come from screens used by them, that now allow not only to adopt any form (with Sharp screens) or are fully flexible as those of LG or Samsung.
What we have already seen in action is a flexible smartphone could give, as with ReFlex created by Human Media Lab. But nothing concrete seemed in preparation for the general public in a device really taking part in this technology.
However, the Samsung Valley Project resurfaced today following the filing of a patent precisely featuring a fully foldable smartphone. These first images show a phone that looks like a pocket mirror; the screen is posing on a foldable structure in the center.
But most interesting is that this patent was filed on March 11 and published barely two weeks after. This eagerness may be a sign that Samsung is well on its copy and could prepare for a marketing ad see later in the year.
After all, it was rumored that the first smartphone with a screen of the kind to be available as of January this year. Samsung did not show anything of the sort in the MWC 2016, we would expect to see happen within the IFA 2016.
Imagine: This format could reveal many surprises as it would imagine compact phones that expand to make room for a good sized tablet. And it is an idea among the simplest that we can create with this type of technology, which may well adopt shapes to surprise us.