2017 was the year of edge-to-edge displays. Virtually every major smartphone release, aside from a handful of exceptions, made use of a bezel-less design. Rather or not that will last into 2018 remains to be seen, but there are rumors that Samsung will be going in a completely different direction with the Galaxy X. Letsgodigital recently obtained sketches from a patent that Samsung submitted to the Korean Intellectual Property Office which shows off a foldable smartphone design.
Smartphone technology would take a major leap when foldable displays are finally introduced commercially. We’ve seen patents filed and accepted in the past couple of years, and prototypes as well. The latest buzz on this area comes from The Investor’s report saying that Apple is developing its first iPhone with a foldable display. For this product, Apple is reportedly working with LG Display, and not Samsung amid fears of losing this technology to the South Korean giant.
MADISON, Wis. — Richard Clemmer, CEO of NXP Semiconductors, during the company’s third quarter financial results announcement, reversed a long-held position in conceding that Qualcomm’s $38 billion acquisition of NXP will not happen — as promised — this year.
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In contrast with the rumors of Galaxy S9 featuring Apple iPhone X-like Face ID feature, a new patent by Samsung hints at a front-facing fingerprint scanner. Samsung has recently filed a patent with KIPRIS, South Korea’s trademarking organization.