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Samsung patents foldable dual screen phone with focus on gaming

Foldable dual screen phones seem like a solution in search of a problem. Samsung patents reveal what the company engineers believe might be the right problems to solve for a successful foldable phone.

As we saw before, providing gaming controls on the second screen while gameplay runs on the other screen is the most obvious solution – it’s the Nintendo 3DS, but reborn as an Android phone.

Samsung patents describe gameplay on a foldable dual screen phone

The patents also talk about using a stylus – the S Pen presumably. Graphics artists often draw on a stylus-enabled tablet that is not a screen – having a separate screen means you don’t cover up the artwork with your hand or stylus. This is especially important when you have a small surface to work with (like, say, on a phone).


Each half of the phone also has its own camera and speaker, which may enable other uses. The rumor mill has been telling stories about the Galaxy X phone and despite leaks and patents, there is still no official word on when the phone may launch.



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