Dec 6th, 2016

Samsung seems to have a new foldable phone patent every few weeks these days. The company has filed for yet another design which could be the basis for a forthcoming foldable smartphone.

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This time, the company is toying around with the idea of protruding or even detachable camera lenses. This would presumably allow you to use the phone like a point-and-shoot digital camera without the bulk to go along with it.

The basic concept seems really familiar compared to previous leaks, though, where there are 2 pivot points for the phone to fold onto its self and cover the main display area.

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Of course, patents are just patents and Samsung is likely going to play around with a lot of different ideas before they start machining any prototypes. Expect to see a lot more takes on this concept as the technology to support it goes mainstream next year.

[via GalaxyClub]

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