Foldable smartphones, and related patents aren’t new. But if a new patent sees the light of day, it might just result in the Samsung Galaxy X. While there have been many rumors surrounding the Galaxy X, the latest patent filed by Samsung reveals what the interface of the phone might look like. Also Read - Top 5 phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC: Asus ROG Phone 5, iQOO 7, OnePlus 9RT, moreAlso Read - Phones launching next week: Pixel 6 series, Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, Motorola Edge S, more
A recent patent application titled Electronic Device Comprising Multiple Display and Method for Controlling Thereof, from Samsung gives a sneak at what is believed to be the interface of the Galaxy X. The patent shows a foldable, dual-screen phone.
As reported by Sammobile, the UI appears to be similar to that of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7. From the images attached with the patent, looks like we can use the Galaxy X in both portrait and landscape modes. To recap, the latest patent reminds us of what we have seen ZTE Axon M foldable smartphone launched in October. The foldable smartphone is going to have two separate panels instead of one continuous display panel.
Samsung seems to have put the second screen to good use. For instance, the second screen of the phone could show the cover of the book you are reading. It also acts like the Nintendo 3DS with different parts of their interface on either screen. Further, the patent also reveals that an interface with the main screen and a secondary display. Apps can be placed on both the screen with each screen having its recent apps menu.
Like mentioned earlier, the UI is similar to Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7. If Samsung launches the Galaxy X around next year, then we can expect a UI that we currently see in the Galaxy S8, or for that matter the Galaxy S9.
The company has not yet announced the existence of these smartphones, but if rumor is to be believed, the smartphone might be launched either by the end of this year or by early 2018. The Samsung Galaxy X was previously said to debut at MWC 2017, which didn’t happen. ALSO READ: Oppo too is working on a foldable smartphone, patent suggests
From what we already know, Samsung is working on Galaxy X1 and Galaxy X1 Plus foldable smartphones and a bunch of rumors have already been doing the rounds. The leaks suggest that the Galaxy X1 would run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out-of-the-box, whereas the Galaxy X1 Plus will get the updated Android Nougat out-of-the-box. However, we can surely expect Samsung to upgrade the OS before launching the smartphones.