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Samsung could make this phone that 'flips' and folds

The device has two screens that can open a full 360 degrees.

Gordon Gottsegen
Gordon Gottsegen is a tech writer who has experience working at publications like Wired. He loves testing out new gadgets and complaining about them. He is the ghost of all failed Kickstarters.
Gordon Gottsegen
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Samsung wants to make a folding phone. A recent Samsung patent application shows a two-screen device that opens on its hinges.

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The two screens can unfold into a mini tablet.

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Samsung demonstrates how in this mode a foldable phone could look like one continuous display.

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They condense into a single package, one screen on top of the other.

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Samsung imagines the extra functionality that a second screen can add, like scrolling through the feeds of your favorite apps.

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The second screen could also act as a controller for your favorite games...

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...Or enhance watching your video watching experience.

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The Samsung concept mirrors the ZTE Axon M, which is on sale now. For more info on the patent, read the full story here.

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