Samsung will release the Galaxy Fold smartphone next month, but the company has already patented what appears to be a new design for a foldable smartphone.
One of Samsung’s recently revealed patent describes a device that resembles the recently unveiled Xiaomi foldable design - a smartphone that is foldable on two sides around the main body.
The patent, which was spotted by LetsGoDigital, shows a phone with a large flexible display. Unfold the two sides, and you now have a tablet-sized device. Fold the two sides back, and you have a display that covers the entirety of the device.
Other smartphone makers including Huawei (Mate X,) Motorola (RAZR,) Oppo, Xiaomi and LG are expected to release foldable smartphones this year.
Xiaomi's folding smartphone was shared on a video posted on Youtube, as you see below. The short teaser video shows how the device will look like in the unfolded and folded form. You may notice that the device can be folded from two sides.