There have been many reports on the Samsung Galaxy X foldable device but still there is not much information on the specifications of the phone. But now, a patent application by Samsung leaks out the details of the operations of a foldable, dual-screen phone.
The recent patent application filed out by Samsung tiled ‘Electronic Device Comprising Multiple Display and Method for Controlling Thereof’ gives details of what is to be believed the interface of the Galaxy X. The patent reveals how the interface of the phone and its design.
The dual screen of the phone will function like a physical split screen. Each display will run on its own app with its own app switcher. Samsung seems to have put the second display to a good use. For instance, the second screen of the phone could show the cover of the book that you are reading on the phone. The display works in both landscape and portrait mode. In another mode, the apps or games draw different parts of their interface on each screen. This mode will depend on Samsung APIs as Android does not support this feature.
The latest patent of the Galaxy x reminds us of the ZTE Axon M foldable smartphone that was launched in the month of October. The foldable smartphone Galaxy X is expected to have two separate panels instead of one continuous display panel.
Further, the patent also reveals that the Samsung Galaxy X will have a UI similar to the Galaxy S8 or the Galaxy S9 for that matter. The company has not yet announced the existence of such a phone but if rumors are to be believed then the Galaxy X smartphone may be launched either by the end of the year or by early 2018. It is also said that Samsung is working on Galaxy X1 and Galaxy X1 Plus foldable smartphones with rumours and leaks surrounding these phones already. However, one will have to wait for Samsung to make announcements of such smartphones in the days ahead.