Samsung Patent Reveals Interface for Smartphone With Three-Sided Display [Images]

Samsung Patent Reveals Interface for Smartphone With Three-Sided Display [Images]

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Samsung is reportedly planning to release a Galaxy smartphone with a three-sided display that wraps around the edges of the device. Now, a patent has surfaced that supports that claim and offers a look at how the device will work.

The patent is entitled, "Method and Apparatus for Operating Functions of Portable Terminal Having Bended Display," and is described as follows:

A portable terminal having a bended display divided into a main region of a front surface and a sub-region of a side of the portable terminal and operating functions of the portable terminal in connection with the main region and the sub-region, and a method of operating the same are provided. The method of operating functions of a portable terminal having a bended display, includes receiving an input of an event, determining a type of the input event, outputting event information, according to an internal event input based on the bended display, through at least one of a main region and a sub-region of the bended display when the input event is the internal event, and outputting event information, according to an external event input from an outside source, through the sub-region of the bended display when the input event is the external event.

The images below highlight some of the key interface functions that Samsung has patented.

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Unlock by sliding your finger along the side display:
Samsung Patent Reveals Interface for Smartphone With Three-Sided Display [Images]

E-book chapter markers and bookmarks are presented on the side display.
Samsung Patent Reveals Interface for Smartphone With Three-Sided Display [Images]

Information about email attachments is shown on the side screen space.
Samsung Patent Reveals Interface for Smartphone With Three-Sided Display [Images]

A battery meter shows charging status on the side display.
Samsung Patent Reveals Interface for Smartphone With Three-Sided Display [Images]

Alphabetical subheadings for jumping quickly through contacts are pushed to the side.
Samsung Patent Reveals Interface for Smartphone With Three-Sided Display [Images]

A visual clipboard lets you drag items for clipping and sharing to the side display for reuse in different apps.
Samsung Patent Reveals Interface for Smartphone With Three-Sided Display [Images]

Similar to the contacts app, the side display is used as an index for quickly navigating through photos by date.
Samsung Patent Reveals Interface for Smartphone With Three-Sided Display [Images]

Instead of using a slider to unlock, you can place two fingers on specific areas of the side-screen.
Samsung Patent Reveals Interface for Smartphone With Three-Sided Display [Images]

If these concepts interest you, check out the real smartphone created by SEL to demonstrate their bendable display.
Funkdamentals - November 20, 2013 at 7:46am
If I seen some one fliping there phone over and over I'd think they were fcuking nuts
Nonsense - November 21, 2013 at 4:24pm
Yeah right, if it had an apple logo on it you'd have an orgasm.
MH - November 20, 2013 at 12:50am
Do you guys remember in April 2013, apple has already patented a wrap-arnd amoled display?? It's reported in gizmag.com/apple-patent-wrap-around-display-iphone/26898
Hapkido - November 19, 2013 at 11:14pm
I tried swiping my thumb up from the side a few times and it kills my thumb. You need to be a black belt in Hapkido to do this ;)
Mike - November 19, 2013 at 11:07pm
I am tired of inaccurate reporting every-time a patent APPLICATION is published. This is NOT a patent and has not an examination by the USPTO.
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