There is a patent from Samsung that shows that the company has a different design for its next phones. It is said that the purpose of this design is to create space to increase the volume of the speaker.
Flexible displays have created interesting designs for smartphones, and this can be seen in innovative products from clamshell phones to Nubia Alpha smartwatches. We will also see innovative designs in the new smartphones, despite the curved screens. In addition to these types of displays, Samsung has applied for a new patent that one of the media outlets has seen. The patent indicates that the manufacturer is considering a new feature for the display of its next handsets.
Samsung’s recent patent on LetGoDigital Media provides details of its design. In the design of this phone, the screen is detached from the chassis, and according to the mentioned media, Samsung’s purpose of this design is to create space to increase the sound of the phone’s speaker. According to the patent, the two back and front panels of the phone are separated and the speakers, microphone, selfie camera and other sensors are normally placed between the two panels. These components are attached to the front panel and are separated from the back panel by detaching the display.
Becoming independent of the display from the back panel can create more space for the speaker sound to play in the back panel, resulting in louder and higher quality sound; Just like the volume created by placing the phone in an empty glass.
Samsung said in a recent patent that, like the Galaxy Fold, it uses a plastic cover to design the display of the new phone. Not to mention that the company offers the gloves of the new Galaxy Z Fold 2 phones with a glass display. Of course, if Samsung’s new handsets come with this design, the plastic display company will probably change it to glass.
Another interesting point in the design of the phone in the patent is the use of a rectangular frame that is very similar to the new iPhones. Previously, we saw the design of flat screens in Samsung phones such as the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy S20 FE. Given the design seen in the patent, it is likely that Samsung will abandon the design of its future products with rounded corners.
The new design with the ability to detach the display from the phone chassis is currently patented and there is no guarantee that such a design will be offered to the market. However, the observed example illustrates the evolution that flexible displays are creating in the design of future handsets.