Samsung is so bent on reducing the amount of bezel on its devices, it may actually bend its next Galaxy Note or Galaxy S smartphone.
New sketches from the US Patent and Trademark Office indicate that the company is interested in manufacturing a phone with curvature that slopes at the sides.
This would make the device look as if it contains no bezel on the sides, according to Samsung Today.
It’s being speculated that the Samsung patent could be applied to either the unannounced Galaxy Note 4 or the Galaxy S5, both of which are expected to be announced later this year.
No buttons, but the pen S mightier
If used, this patent filed in August, would be a new way for Samsung to incorporates its curved phone technology, as it appears to be different from the Galaxy Round.
The illustrations match more of what is expected from the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 successor, even though the follow-up to the Galaxy S4 is thought to be launching first.
The drawings map out where the S Pen fits in at the bottom of the device. So far, the stylus has only appeared in Samsung’s Galaxy Note line of smartphones and tablets.
Surprisingly, the on-paper concept didn’t make room for any buttons on the front of the device, opting for an elongating the screen and a near-zero-bezel design.
Other possible Galaxy Note 4 features
A curved screen isn’t the only feature that could come to the Galaxy Note 4. It’s possible that the unconfirmed phone will have a 20 megapixel camera and long-distance wireless charging too.
There’s also a rumor that both the Galaxy S5 and Note 4 have will ditch their predecessor’s AMOLED displays in favor of more cost-effective LCD screens.
Samsung didn’t respond to TechRadar’s inquiry into today’s patent discovered, but we’ll update this story when the company responds to the news.
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