Flexible Folding Samsung Tablet Concept Rendered From Patent Filing

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  1. dgstorm

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    It's amazing what a truly talented digital artist can come up with sometimes. The above pic is a concept render of a device idea that Samsung patented not too long ago. The idea is a flexible tablet whose bottom portion folds to create a stand and keyboard. Below is the picture from Samsung's patent filing to show you a good comparison. Here are the supposed specs of the device:
    • Flexible AMOLED screen
    • 1920X1080 pixels
    • 10.1 inch
    • 2 GB RAM
    • 32 GB internal memory
    • Expandable up to 64 GB
    • 1.6 GHz Exynos 5 Octa processor
    • 3 megapixel front camera
    • 8000 mAh battery

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    There is no word on if this leaked render is actually "official," or is simply a fan's production, although there was some additional info shared with this render suggesting it might be something in the production stages right now.

    Source: PhoneArena
     
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    Apple doesn't already have a patent on it or will they wait until it comes to fruition and then claim they patented flexibility?

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    Apple should definitely patent their ability to be "flexible" with the law and the court system. Sorry... couldn't resist the joke. :)
     
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    Wow, I need to start patenting my daydreams. I thought of this very thing maybe a few months back when Windows 8 first came out. I envisioned the display folding into a touch keyboard, and it being an AIO unit. Goes to show you your thoughts are not as unique as you think!
     
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    Me gusta.
     
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    Looks kind of tiny for a keyboard to my liking. I also wonder how well it would work - if the angle isn't adjustable it could be a huge fail.

    Personally I think the Thinkpad Twist is where it's at. But convertibles still present some tough trade-offs (battery life, weight, thickness) vs. a pure tablet. And for the same price you can get a similar ultrabook PLUS tablet.

    And I'm still waiting for the device that runs both Android and Windows.
     
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    Looks pretty cool. If below the bend it were to turn into a keyboard that would be awesome.
     
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    I think it looks ridiculous. LAME comes to my mind. This is just an example of "doing something because we can, not because we need to".
    What benefit does this bring?
     
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    8000 mAh battery?! Jeez.
     
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