Folding laptops were recently revived, but Samsung may be looking to take it to a whole new level. recently Patented by the company A “multi-foldable electronic device” refers to a concept laptop that folds down to a medium width like a book.
Filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on July 2, 2021, and issued on January 13, 2022, the foreign language patent was viewed by LetsGoDigital, It shows images of how this concept laptop might work. This laptop folds down the middle of both the screen and keyboard into a more compact block. It looks to aim for portability and to be more natural to the user, just like the Galaxy Z Fold 3 opens and closes.
Until now on other folding laptops, the space for the entire second half of the folding display has been used primarily for keyboard or touch controls. It’s as if Samsung’s concept is to keep the keyboard on at all times, and the keyboard itself folds up with the laptop. It’s more about folding the physical laptop to make it compact than having dual-screen space. There is also the possibility that the display could also be extra wide for added productivity.
Samsung’s patent also shows how the internal components will be positioned. The system’s chips appear to be housed in both halves of the fold, with a battery on the left and a battery on the right. Other additional circuits for the touchpad, keyboard, and power are also located on each side. As for the processor, it is located on the left. There is also room for audio player and audio controls for media. And to keep the laptop closed during travel, there’s a clip and a series of magnets on the underside of the keyboard.
This is certainly one of the most unique patents ever for a folding laptop, but patents don’t always translate into the final product. Samsung, however, is known for its wild ideas and concepts. At the 2022 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show, the company showcased the ARK, a 55-inch curved OLED display that can rotate vertically