New York: South Korean electronics giant Samsung got a patent application published by the US Patent and Trademark Office related to foldable phones that may have features like a hologram and a projector.
The latest move adds to the company’s arsenal of patents related to foldable phones. The devices envisaged in the patent folds like a book and may be released later this year, ubergizmo.com reported on Sunday.
According to the details in the patent, the foldable smartphone would have a new hinge system that would make possible to fold a large display in half when the handset is closed.
The foldable smartphones may include a hologram unit that “may show a stereoscopic image (3D image) in the air using interference of light”.
On the other hand, the projector will project an image onto a screen that may be located inside or outside the device.
However, their is no description of any app related to the technology and about how users would access these features.
First Published | 4 January 2016 1:53 PM