Samsung has patented many designs but not all of them have seen the light of the day, and this rear-facing invisible display could join that list. The potential for the invisible display is high for foldable phones - a segment that Samsung is currently leading.
The user will reportedly be able to turn on the display fully or partially, allowing users to use it either as a display or an always-on display for notifications, using a logo, or any other information.
According to a report by SamMobile, the Korean smartphone maker filed a patent with the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) in January this year. The patent has now been published.
Samsung Patents Rear-Facing Invisible Display
Samsung has filed many unique patents at the World Intellectual Property Office. A new filing was done earlier this year in January and was finally published in August. The patented designs reveal an unassuming smartphone, except for the rear-facing display.
This rear display seems to be invisible and can be turned on fully or partially as the user wishes. The Samsung patent also states that it can be used to showcase logos, information at a glance, notifications, unique designs, and more. Simply put, the invisible rear display can be customized as the user wishes.
Samsung Invisible Display Phone Launch
Since the patent application was published, we know that engineers at Samsung Electronics have chalked out the idea of the invisible display. However, bringing out the invisible display on a Samsung phone would take a while, even years. But it might still take a while for the South Korean tech giant to materialize the patented design into a final product.
Xiaomi recently introduced the Mix Fold 2 in China which offers a similar design as the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and comes with similar specifications but is available at a lower price. At the moment, there is no information about the device’s global launch.
Google has also been working on a foldable phone for quite some time now and a recent report has revealed the design of the device. While Samsung has been dominating the foldable phones market for quite some time, it may soon face competition from the likes of Google and Xiaomi.
With the new dual-screen device, Samsung may get an edge over its competitors amid increased competition in the foldable segment. However, it is too early to talk about a device with this technology and a lot may change when the device is launched.