Samsung Display is one of the front-runners in the tech industry when it comes to innovative ideas and filing patents to secure them even if the real product is far from the reality. And now, it is time for five new design patents filed by Samsung Display with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) which have been spotted recently. Before we proceed to talk about them, it should be noted that these are just design patents which mean they give us a look at what the design is supposed to be like but do not tell anything about what is going behind the curtains and how Samsung is planning to bring these designs to reality.
The first two design patents filed by the company are related to a smartphone and a tablet with a stretchable display. While they don't reveal anything specific, it is worth mentioning that smartphone's design shows an elongated shape like those wireless phones from the past. The third design patent is a fold-out smartphone which is something we saw earlier this year as well. It shows the phone with a foldable design and the keyboard sliding out from the side. The space between the folds of the phone has been left empty to make space for the keyboard when it will be slid back in. As for the fourth design patent, it is about a stretchable display which is described to be able to show images even after being stretched. In the patent application, it has been described as, "stretchable displays include a stretchable conductive material that can be a conductive polymer, a carbon nanotube, graphene, etc."
The last design patent is different of all as it shows a product with a design resembling an hourglass. It shows the display having app icons but it is hard to figure out in what situations a device like that can prove to be useful. You can have a look at all five of these designs through images posted below but do keep in mind, these are just design patents for the moment. It means there is no surety if any one of these will actually see the light of the day but if that happens or even gets closer to becoming a real deal, we will get to hear about that either directly from Samsung or via other such online spottings in the future.