A great number of Samsung patents have demonstrated their interest in both future dual and flexible display smartphones. Yet nothing on that scale has been published regarding tablets, until now. The US Patent and Trademark Office have recently revealed that Samsung has been granted a new design patent for a rather surprising chameleonic styled tablet.
Design patents in general unfortunately don't provide the public with much detail about the design in question. This particular Samsung design reveals the slimmest of details that confirm that it is indeed a tablet, that it's constructed with a unique rotational hinge and that the tablet could form a TV Like device when the two tablets are linked together as illustrated below in patent FIG. 10.
The illustrations presented to you in this report make it abundantly clear that the chameleonic design will be able to be a dual display tablet, a notebook utilizing a virtual keyboard and a portable TV with its own stand.
Samsung has engineered a great number of varying hinge mechanisms for future dual display smartphones and some of them are presented in the patent that we hyperlinked above. Yet in this design patent we see an advanced design that could allow the device to not only open like a book but also flip over to create a portable HDTV. Samsung's design holds a lot of potential.
Design patents never provide the public with dimensions of a device and so we can't tell whether this is closer to a mini-tablet that could fold into your pocket or a much larger design to double as a text book for school while being able to provide students with access to a highly portable HDTV for the dorm or on the go.
Considering that this is a design patent, the timing of such a tablet design coming to market is unknown at this time.
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