A popular rumor that has been making its rounds is that Samsung could be working on a foldable smartphone. However following the release of such a device, could Samsung plan on using its foldable display tech in any other ways? According to a patent discovered by LetsGoDigital, perhaps a tablet could be next.

The publication has discovered a patent filed by Samsung that describes a OLED display that can be rolled up and rolled out. As you can see in the diagram above, it’s tube that you can pull the display out from, thus allowing users to minimize the space that it takes compared to traditional tablets, like the iPad Pro which can be rather huge.

The patent also describes how at the side, Samsung could also install a fingerprint sensor which protects the contents on the device. Users will need to scan their fingerprint before the display can be rolled out. That being said, it is only a patent and there is no guarantee that Samsung will go through with such a device.

After all we have yet to see the rumored foldable smartphone that Samsung is said to launch later this year, so perhaps based on that we might have a better idea of where the company might take such display technology to next.

Filed in Tablets. Read more about Patent and Samsung.

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