Motorola and Sony seem to be the last holdouts of the all-screen phone trend, as they keep churning out phones with juicy top and bottom bezels, but that may very soon change, judging from a recent Motorola patent.
Posted on February 8 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the patent in question shows a variety of nearly bezel-free and even foldable form factors, which can only be achieved by using flexible OLED screens with plastic substrates, like on Samsung’s Galaxy S or Note line of phones.
At this point, everything even remotely related to the upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+ gets scrutinized and carefully inspected by the blogosphere and Samsung’s devoted fans especially, giving us an excellent overall understanding what the first major flagship of 2018 will be like. Even the smallest tidbits of info that could give any further knowledge about the Galaxies can’t seem to evade the all-seeing eyes. And now, we even know what metal alloy the Galaxy S9 and S9+ could potentially be made of…
Samsung has just filed in a trademark with the (European Union Intellectual Property Office) …
Back in May 2016, Huawei filed a lawsuit against Samsung in China for infringing upon some of its patents. After 8 months, the Chinese court finally ruled and its decision isn’t good at all for Samsung.
The South Korean company was found guilty of infringing on two 4G standard essential patents related to telecommunication technology and equipment owned by Huawei. Moreover, the court found that Samsung delayed the negotiations on purpose probably because it knew it infringed on those patents.
Apparently, this was a very complicated case since it took the …
Samsung is on a roll. The South Korean company has the most successful mobile display business, but that’s not enough for Samsung. Although 2018 should be the year of the “foldable smartphone,” it appears that Samsung has a few more surprises in store for us.
The company recently filed a patent for a rollable display that can be activated by fingerprint. Unlike LG’s rollable display that uses a very small rotating motor, Samsung’s features magnets that are positioned along the main body that houses the display.
The patent shows two types of metallic …
In a tit-for-tat move, Qualcomm responded to Apple’s patent counterclaim last week by adding Palm into the mix. So far, it has accused Apple of infringing on connectivity, power efficiency, and 3D imagery patents on the iPhone 7 to iPhone X models, but it just piled on a few interface ones for a good measure.
Our bodies have plenty of parts, which are formed uniquely to each individual — fingerprints, irises, ear auricles, our actual faces, palm lines, the list goes on. And phone manufacturers seem to be capitalizing on these like crazy to offer us a crazy variety of unlocking methods, with finger unlock, iris unlock, and face unlock being packed all together in some devices.
Samsung seems to be dabbling in adding an extra biometric scan — palm recognition. The difference here is that it’s not going to be used for unlocking your phone, but merely for password hints.
So, Sammy has filed …
Apple has apparently looked and found a patent arrow in its legal portfolio quiver that it can counteract Qualcomm’s patent claims with. It just accused the mobile chip-makers from Texas of infringing no less than eight of its patents related to power efficiency measures. These have all reportedly been used since chipsets of yesteryear like the Snapdragon 800 and 820, and reportedly improve battery life on devices equipped with them.
The “will they, won’t they” saga with the notorious case of the disappearing in-display fingerprint reader seems poised to continue, as Samsung has recently been granted a patent for such a contraption, building on the notch-y scanner patent we saw not long ago. Not that we will see the under-glass thingy in time for the Galaxy S9, as Samsung’s marketing manager is on record tweeting that the “tech probably won’t be ready for retail by then.”
Tucked inside Nokia’s quarterly financial report yesterday is an enigmatic “up-front cash payment of approximately EUR 1.7 billion, part of which was recognized in the second quarter 2017 results.”
Of course, a published patent is no guarantee that such an invention will ever …