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Samsung's latest trademark points to three screened smartphone

Rumors by Luke Jones on Wednesday August 13, 2014.

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The folding screen prototype
The folding screen prototype

One of the more fanciful rumours surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was that it would come with a folded screen, giving the device three viewing panels. As it turns out, the design of the Note 4 is a little more conventional than that, but that does not mean there will never be a Note device with a folding screen.

Samsung is of course one of the innovators of this tech with its YOUM folding glass, so if any company is going to get a smartphone with a folded screen to market it will be the Korean giant. It should be noted that a folding screen does not necessarily mean a bendy smartphone, those are a few more years away yet. A folded screen is a panel that has multiple sides (folded or bent) around a rigid chassis, and Samsung has already showed off a prototype of this type of device (main image).

The tech is probably still too nascent for it to have been included on the upcoming Galaxy Note 4. It is worth remembering that although the Note 4 is being launched September 3rd at IFA in Berlin, the device has been in development for a long time and is just not ready for a folding screen. It would also be a huge risk for Samsung to include a brand new tech on one of its core device, especially as there is no market to gauge how consumers will react to folding glass.

The company seems to be keeping its options open though and has taken out a trademark for the name "Galaxy Note Edge". That seems like a fairly obvious name for a smartphone with folded displays along its edges, just like the prototype we have seen before. Needless to say, this is firmly filed under rumour, conjecture, and speculation at this point, but that folded screen Samsung smartphone may not be that much of a fairy tale after all.

source: Android in Canada

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