Samsung Files Patent for Transparent Screen Phone

by Kelvin
Samsung Files Patent for Transparent Screen Phone

A cell phone with a transparent screen may be among the line’s future releases Galaxy from Samsung. The technology appears in a new brand patent, released by the website LetsGoDigital this Monday (7).

According to the publication, the patent was registered by the South Korean manufacturer at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and at the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) on August 27th, bringing some details about the translucent display .

The device design in the document apparently uses an OLED screen, known for its high brightness, lower power consumption and faster response time. Equipped with a transparent luminous display panel, it would allow the display of contents on the display, while allowing the user to see through the phone, as shown in the rendering below.


According to the patent description, the technology would be compatible with traditional flat screens and flexible screen. The possibility of using the innovation in other devices is also mentioned, including televisions, cameras, notebooks, monitors and video game consoles.

Advantages and disadvantages

The implementation of this innovation on the screen of smartphones should result in some difficulties for both manufacturers and users. One of them would be in relation to the location of the battery, processor, camera and other components, which could not be left behind the display, as in current models. Another problem would be in the human eye’s ability to distinguish between the foreground and the background, affecting the user experience.

On the other hand, there is the possibility of working as a double-sided screen, allowing you to use a different app on each monitor, in addition to optimizing the augmented reality functions and photo recording.

It is important to point out that the mere publication of the patent does not mean that Samsung will launch a cell phone with a transparent screen. The record only demonstrates the possible interest of the Asian giant in this type of technology.