Samsung patented a laptop that can fold over twice
The multi-foldable laptop would include a flexible screen and a divide in the middle of the keyboard that would allow for a horizontal fold
Samsung may be working on a laptop that splits in half, according to a recently revealed patent. LetsGoDigital was the first to notice the diagrams, which include a flexible screen for added portability.
According to them, Samsung submitted a patent for a 'Multi-foldable electronic gadget' with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in July 2021. On January 13, 2022, the documents were approved and released.
At first inspection, the diagram looks like any other laptop with a vertically folding lid. The screen, on the other hand, is flexible, with a crease that runs perpendicularly across the panel, emphasising the fold.
It appears that the laptop's lower, metallic half is foldable as well, with hinges connecting the two pieces. So, in theory, the laptop folds over once normally, then vertically — similar to how a piece of paper is folded.
A clip that slides from beneath the laptop and clamps onto the gadget once folded has also been incorporated by the manufacturer. This stops it from unfolding unintentionally. The space bar key will be separated into two parts, and the trackpad will be transferred to the right-hand side, according to the designs.
Internally, the processor will be on the far left, with two batteries on either side powering the remainder of the laptop. Users will have access to audio player buttons when the laptop is folded, enabling for one-handed, comfortable music playback.
For now, it is not known if Samsung actually intends to release such a product, or if consumers would actually be down to acquire one, since the pricing will surely be too high. However, because to a better hinge design and a lower price, the business has been performing well in the foldable smartphone industry, ushering in a new age.