The race for the release of the first foldable phone for the mass market continues, and many mobile phone manufacturers are testing the water. Now, a new patent issued discloses a foldable Samsung phone, which turns into a game controller, which may give Samsung a competitive advantage.
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The patent, for which the South Korean company filed an application in 2017, was issued this week, revealing a foldable Samsung phone, which also serves as a game controller. This Samsung folding phone not only folds into itself, but also has a flip section with buttons on one side and a D-pad on the other.
We already know about the rumored foldable phone Samsung Galaxy X. It is expected that the Galaxy X will be presented during the Samsung event on February 20, 2019. The event is dedicated to the presentation of the company's Galaxy S10 line. Officially, nothing has been confirmed, and we probably will not hear anything about this new patented folding phone, which will also become a game controller at the February 20 event.
To give you an idea of what a patented Samsung folding phone might look like if the company decides to release it, LetsGoDigital did some pretty compelling 3D visualizations. See below.
This foldable Samsung phone can be the dream of any mobile gamer. It has a large touch screen, which is always welcome in mobile games, which then turns into a game controller, providing you with perhaps a unique mobile gaming experience.
Samsung is not the first mobile company that released a folding phone. Xiaomi recently unveiled a prototype folding phone, beating Samsung. However, Samsung may have the advantage of positioning this possible foldable phone as a gaming smartphone with a great new feature.
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