Now that we had our minds set on the MWC with the Galaxy S9 sticking out, it goes LetsGoDigital and changes our plans completely. The Dutch website has just come up with another track more related to the future Galaxy X , the Samsung phone that we have been hearing rumors for several months now. Well, today’s details come directly from the World Intellectual Property Organization, where we can find the sketches and renderings of the mysterious terminal through its newly requested patent.
In the images of the document we can see how the terminal will have dimensions similar to those of a Galaxy Note , with a ratio apparently 2: 1 (slightly more elongated), confirming that the fold will be made towards the inner side, leaving the screen covered when the phone is folded
The patent also explains how internally the gear system is that will maintain the curvature of the screen controlled at all times. A complex system that will ensure the life of the panel and that it is the most complex element of the terminal, since it includes a sliding plate that will move to modify the length of the device depending on whether it is folded or not (necessary for physical reasons).
It is estimated that the screen has a total size of 7.3 inches, and apparently the patent does not forget any of the sensors that we can currently find in today’s phones, such as those of proximity, camera and LED flash, speaker, and There is even talk of the possibility of integrating the fingerprint sensor on the screen (although they also represent a physical button on the bottom).
Knowing that Samsung will include this device within the Note family (Koh Dong-jin himself confirmed it a few months ago), it remains to be seen if the manufacturer will be able to have it ready for this year or if, on the contrary, these complications who claimed to have (we bet that related to the hinge) will end up frustrating the desire to launch the flexible device in 2018 and force us to move until 2019. Seen it seems that the wait is sure to be worth it.
VIA: Android Authority
MORE INFORMATION: Samsung Patent (PDF)