Samsung patents screen that rolls up

After the experience with the Galaxy Fold, the South Korean company has obtained a patent to make a smartphone with a screen that rolls up. How it works

Samsung is constantly looking for innovation. Until a few months ago, the company was busy developing the flexible smartphone. After launching the Galaxy Fold, Samsung focused on a new device with a very special feature: the screen rolls up. The indiscretion was published on LetsGoDigital.

The portal has discovered that Samsung has obtained patents for the realization of an innovative screen, a real alternative to the Galaxy Fold, that is, the foldable phone presented in February and that should be released in the coming weeks. The project is quite original, and is considered a real unusual experiment, capable of winning over consumers. All thanks to the flexible OLED screen that, combined with a structure that contains it, can be rolled up and unfolded upwards. This device has a more traditional structure than the Fold, and for the moment it remains a fun experiment that is worth exploring.

Samsung and the misadventures with the Galaxy Fold

Samsung is a company that does not give up easily. For years now, it has been intent on making a smartphone unlike anything else. With the Galaxy Fold, everything didn't go as planned. The smartphone was supposed to debut in early May, but the launch was postponed by a few weeks: tests revealed that the screen was very delicate and tended to be damaged easily. As a result, it cancelled all pre-orders and decided to postpone the official launch.

Smartphone with a screen that rolls up: Samsung's innovation

A few hours ago, a rendering of an innovative smartphone with a roll-up screen appeared on the LetsGoDigital platform. The image shows the device both when the display is fully open and when it's rolled up inside.

According to the platform, the patent was applied for by the company on November 28 and recently published. The smartphone will feature flexible OLED screen, which slips into the top of the device and then unfolds inside the body with a sliding mechanism. Thanks to this mechanism, the screen is able to stretch up to twice its size. If you look at the details, this product also manages to solve some of the Galaxy Fold's flaws: it has a bigger and sturdier body and doesn't require a dual internal screen. In addition, the display, by rolling up, gains in thickness and becomes stable and durable.

It is not yet known whether the extension will be activated automatically or manually, but the edges of the smartphone will remain stationary.  This will allow users to hold the phone while extending, without any problems. No word yet on whether Samsung will turn the renderings into a concrete project, but many users would be happy to own the first cell phone with a roll-up screen in history.