Forget folding phones – Samsung's next trick is a wraparound screen

Samsung's wraparound camera phone display offers unique photo potential

Despite the disastrous launch of its now infamous folding phone, Samsung has another fascinating technology for a 'continuous display' screen that folds over two sides of a smartphone. 

Details of a newly approved patent for the new technology were unearthed by Dutch outlet LetsGoDigital (spotted by DP Review). Where the ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Fold features a screen that physically flexes as the device is opened and closed, this patent describes a fixed screen that wraps around the exterior of a phone. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.