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Following the launch of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4, leaks suggest that Samsung is working on a dual-screen phone. But it looks like it’s not a foldable device. Samsung’s latest dual-screen phone may come with a transparent display on the back of the phone in addition to the primary screen.
According to a recent report by SamMobile, information about the dual-screen display comes from a patent application that was discovered at the World Intellectual Property Office. It looks like the patent was filed earlier in January of this year. The patent suggests that the rear display will be unrecognizable when turned off. It also shows an always-on display on the back of the phone that can display some information.
The rear display is expected to cover somewhere around 60 percent of the surface, with the always-on display and the camera island occupying the rest of the space.
If you remember, Chinese smartphone maker ZTE released dual-screen phones named Nubia X and Nubia Z20 a few years ago, but instead of a transparent display, they used a higher opacity glass back panel to give a similar impression.
While Samsung isn’t the first company to come up with this idea, it happens to be the only company that has experimented with different form factors in the last few years. And while the patent may not see the light of day, it’s interesting to see that Samsung is still trying something new.