Tech companies have seemingly been filing patents at record pace as of late— whether it’s to serve as ammunition in inevitable court battles or to actually use them for possible future innovation, we can all agree that they do serve as a glimpse into the future.
On December 31st, Samsung was awarded a patent for a foldable tablet.
If you were wondering, “how hasn’t anyone thought of this already?” don’t worry, I was too. It’s definitely one of those “of course” patents, but either way, it will make for an exciting product if the idea end up coming to fruition for the company. With flexible screens starting to hit the market, the possibilities are endless.
A visual rendering in Patent US D696,693 shows that the tablet will be able to snap into two parts and close like a book. If it hits the market soon and works as planned, expect it to be a success.