Five years ago, at the CES 2014 show, Samsung showed off a special TV prototype. Thanks to a special device on the back of the body, the TV can be viewed as a flat-screen TV or turned into a curved screen. Natural sacrifice is the thickness of the product, which is one of the reasons why the prototype has never been put on the market.
But Samsung remains committed to improving the technology. Dutch technology media letsGoDigital reported on a Samsung TV patent for flexible OLED screens in early 2018. And now the media has again discovered that Samsung has applied for a patent for a TV screen that can bend in both directions.
The patent, entitled “Methods and Terminals for Reproduction of Content”, was approved and included by the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO) on November 19, 2019. In the patent, Samsung shows a TV built with a flexible OLED screen, with forward and backward bends and flat shapes. And in the patent illustration, the thickness is also better controlled, there is also a support panel on the back. The speaker module is mounted on both sides of the screen and can also be rotated.
When you turn off the TV, the screen automatically bends backward, so you can’t see the support panel on the back. This should help to create a beautiful aesthetic look. When you turn on the TV, you can position it flat or bend forward.
The above images are from https://nl.letsgodigital.org/televisies-tvs/samsung-tv-scherm-nieuw-model-buigbaar/