Earlier this year Samsung launched its flagships without any curved edges, and the decision was widely supported. But now, in its attempt to take the curved display game up a notch, Samsung filed a patent of a phone with curved edges on all four sides.
The patent was filed with SNIPA, Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration, in July 2019 that was finally published on 24th March 2020. The patent has also been included in the Global Design Database of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office).
As mentioned above, the patent details a new smartphone display technology with all four sides curved except for the metallic edges. The already available Samsung curved displays come with curves that are only prominent on the sides. To bump up the bezel-less look, the Korean tech giant seems to be extending the screen beyond the chin and top bezel as well.
These renders by letsgodigital give us a clear view of what Samsung has in store.
The patent contains seven patented images and a brief description of the technology. The company has refrained from sharing any details.
From the looks of it, the metallic corners are added to help the smartphone survive falls and damage. Overall, the renders show a pretty futuristic design. There is a possibility that this technology ditches any physical buttons and notches or punch-holes.
A similar Samsung patent came to light in June last year. The Korean tech giant filed a patent titled, ‘Electric device with full display’ that detailed a pretty similar technology.