Patent Reveals How Samsung Would Use That Three-Sided Phone ScreenS

Last week, Bloomberg reported that Samsung has plans to produce a phone with a curved OLED screen which wraps around three of its sides. Now, a patent reveals how Samsung would make use of that kind of hardware.

Filed back in May but just made public, the patent describes "operating functions of a portable terminal having a bended display." Essentially, it runs through a series of software applications which could make use of a screen which droops over the edges of your phone. So, let's take a look at what Samsung might just have up its sleeve.

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Patent Reveals How Samsung Would Use That Three-Sided Phone ScreenS

Attachments Appear on the Edge of Your Phone

Patent Reveals How Samsung Would Use That Three-Sided Phone ScreenS

A Very Visual Charge Meter

Patent Reveals How Samsung Would Use That Three-Sided Phone ScreenS

A Visual Clipboard to Drag Content To

Patent Reveals How Samsung Would Use That Three-Sided Phone ScreenS

An Index System—Like a Digital Rolodex

Patent Reveals How Samsung Would Use That Three-Sided Phone ScreenS

A Place For Your Bookmarks

Patent Reveals How Samsung Would Use That Three-Sided Phone ScreenS

Of course, how useful any of this would be would depend on both how well it works and how you use your phone. But we'll have to wait and see if the screen ever sees the light of day before passing judgement on that. [USPTO via Verge]