Samsung could be working on a foldable laptop; patent shows an ASUS Zenbook Pro Duo-like design. For those who are catching up, the ASUS Zenbook Pro Duo has a conventional display and a secondary touch screen towards the top of the keyboard. However, instead of using a secondary display, Samsung's foldable laptop has one display that folds toward the bottom of the regular screen area and extends the display, pushing the keys towards the edge of the lower side.
Design & Display
A small part of the screen, right next to the keyboard, can be used as the trackpad. The publication has discovered multiple images of the design, all of which seem to depict a similar approach. As far as the user interface is concerned, it should show content in a continuous manner, i.e., the content should flow from the lower part of the screen (below the crease) to the upper part of the screen.
SAMSUNG FOLDABLE LAPTOP’S PATENT REVEALS DESIGN
Well, that could change soon as Samsung works on a full-size foldable laptop. According to a report by 91mobiles, the company filed for a foldable laptop back in 2020. The patent was filed with the United States Design Patent and published on November 22, 2022. The patent shows that the Samsung foldable laptop has an ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo-like design.
Additionally, most users are accustomed to having a large trackpad at the centre of the chassis. Hence, having a smaller trackpad towards the right corner might make it difficult for some people to use it. Additionally, the foldable display will have a noticeable crease.
DRAWBACKS of design
Hence, users could have a larger screen to interact with the device instead of having a secondary screen. Although the device approaches the concept of foldable laptops in a new way, there could be certain drawbacks. The images suggest that the laptop will have a full-size keyboard, but the keys could travel less due to less space.
However, the patent does not reveal any specifications of the Samsung foldable display; the laptop will likely be placed as a flagship product and hence, feature high-end components.