Samsung Continues to Investigate The Possibilities of The Flexible Screens in New Patents

Flexible screens are a reality, but its arrival in the form of folding devices still has not materialized. Recently I had that industry points to 2018 as the year of the popularization of this kind of solutions and, while still waiting for, Samsung continues registering patents of folding devices.

Currently there is a device, if not which brand would be working with different prototypes in what they call internally ‘Project Valley’ and, if the terminal described in the latest patent just becoming reality, in addition to folding design, Biometrics will be a key aspect. In addition, Samsung has devised a concept of roll-up device It would take a more widescreen in less space.

Beyond the fingerprint and iris

Samsung continues to investigate the possibilities that could offer flexible technology and before end of 2016 completed two new patents that describe the most interesting devices.

The first refers to a terminal with a design that is folded in half and has with various sensors for biometric identification as a reader of iris and the classic fingerprint reader.

Would allow for the implementation of this type of security measures terminal block for which only can be opened when the user is recognized Correct. It is the same as found in current smartphones of the brand, with the difference that here the blockade would not only be at the software level, if not at the physical level since it would prevent us to open the device.

But Samsung would go further. In addition to these two sensors also they would be studying the possibility of including other forms of biometric identification and Palm lines, facial recognition or speech recognition.

Roll-up screens to save space

Fold a screen as proposed by Samsung in their ‘Valley Project’ would allow us to reduce its size by half, but still could be reduced if rather than bending it this is rolled up into a small tube. This is just reflecting the second patent that Samsung was at end of year, but it is not the first time that they study this design.

Thanks to this design would be possible to carry widescreens much more in less space. In addition, depending on the piece is displayed, the user could choose if you want to have the entire surface or only an area.

This proposal could dodge the dilemma of how flexible can be a screen. According to Kolon Technologies, one of the leading providers of film for the creation of these screens, the first models will bend with a radius of 5 mm, What would a crimp terminal is not completely closed, but with a rollable display, it would not be a serious problem.

As we said, 2018 could be the year of the final DT This technology, although it would not be the first time we hear about “the coming year”. We will have to wait.