Science&Tech Samsung patent shows Galaxy S11 with a large screen By WeeklyNews staff Posted on July 15, 2019 3 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Patent shows high-end Samsung Galaxy smartphone with a retractable screen, which increases the screen area of the device by 50%. In less than a month the Galaxy Unpacked Event will take place, where the high-end Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series will be unveiled. The new launch date for the Galaxy Fold may also be announced around the same period. Next, the next high-end Galaxy smartphone will be introduced in early 2020, the Galaxy S11. Little is known about this device for the time being. According to some, the design will be similar to the Galaxy S10, others believe that the phone will get a completely new design next year. If it then becomes a completely new design, why not a pull-out model? Samsung annually fils a large number of patents to protect future smartphone designs and technologies. Sometimes the designs are so futuristic that an actual market introduction will take years, or will never happen. This time, however, the Korean manufacturer has had a design patent established that seems to be a little easier to realize. It seems to be a very effective solution to meet the need to be able to put as large a screen area as possible in your pocket. Patent shows extendable Samsung smartphone The design patent was filed by Samsung Electronics at the end of 2018 with the KIPO (Korean Intellectual Property Office). It was approved at the end of May, after which the patent was publicly published on 24 June 2019. There are 14 sketches included on which a modern designed smartphone can be seen, with the so-known edge display from Samsung. A special feature of this model is the possibility to extend the width of the phone, after which the screen surface is estimated to be increased by around 50%. Since it is a design patent, there is unfortunately no detailed description included that answers the question how this smartphone can be pulled out. The images do show that the screen on the right is enlarged. The frame border around the screen also shifts partially, so that the flexible display remains well protected against external influences.