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Samsung Galaxy Note 4: New Design Hinted Via Patent and Could Feature YOUM Flexible Display

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was recently reported to feature a new form factor that entails about a three-sided curved display. Now, a patent application appeared online that hints Galaxy Note 4?s new look similar to what a Samsung official revealed earlier.

New Patent Application ? ?

A new patent application shows a new device concept which contains the new look of Samsung Galaxy phablets. Interestingly, the new device concept unfolds something different, and it is folding the display all the way to the back on either side of the device instead of being folded to the sides only.

Before this new patent application, an earlier separate patent revealed Samsung?s upcoming interface concept that features bendable screen to the side of the device which could be implemented on the next-generation Galaxy Note 4. If the patent reaches implementation stage, future phablets from Samsung will look as what the schematics show.

Three-sided display feature is not only about a new device concept or innovative style but also designed to expand other on-screen functions. The expansion of the display will hold notifications from most apps and services such as messaging, email, social feeds and others.

YOUM Flexible Display

Galaxy Round features curved display screen, but does not use YOUM flexible display, which may actually happen to the Galaxy Note 4. After the patent application leaked online, sources are now optimistic to the great potential of Samsung to release the very first commercial device with YOUM.

Since the patent reveals a foldable screen to the back side of the device, it requires a flexible display in order to function properly without resulting distortion or warping of the screen. According to the official Web site of YOUM, the new flexible display technology features several factors that will benefit users.

  1. YOUM are flexible OLED displays which include same properties such as good battery life.
  2. Flexible OLED displays are lighter and thinner than glass-based display panels.
  3. YOUM is shatterproof since it is not made of glass.
  4. It is bendable and does not suffer from distortion.

The YOUM flexible display was unveiled by Samsung in January 2013 at the CES event, but failed to be launched officially on a commercial device. Galaxy Note 4 could be the first commercial smartphone that may feature YOUM.

Click here to view the full schematics of the new patent application.

Photo Source: Samsung YOUM

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