Samsungs gets ahead with a patent for backside touch controls in transparent displays
Samsung went further in their innovative ideas
The US Patent and Trademark Office have published a patent application that focuses on providing future smartphone devices with transparent displays. While flexible displays have already been invented, Samsung went further in their innovative ideas and created displays that allow touch controls on the front as well as on the back side separately of a transparent display. Their concept provides the method for controlling on-screen objects, which means a simultaneous control of actions, moving icons and more. Of course, if would take time before the company imprint the theory on actual devices, but the patent application is now a fact and shows quite an innovative concept.
The next- generation transparent display expands the functionality of the interface as it allows the users to see through the display what’s behind it. If you touch the back of the device that has a transparent display, you would open a folder from a whole list of folders. It will show you a preview of the whole content within the folder you’ve tapped. Basically, if you touch something on the back, additional information will pop out without the need for navigating away from the content shown on the front side. According to the patent schemes, you can even move two over-lapping object on the front and the back faces at the same time. Another cool tweak shown in the figures is a better video navigation that will allow you to fast forward, pause, and play a video without blocking your view. Furthermore, the figures reveal that if you control an alarm clock on the front side of the transparent display, the time and date controls and settings will appear on the back. The concept allows improved multitasking by allowing users to move any item by using both sides with touch gestures.
With such a concept, Samsung is a step ahead of others, even if it’s still not certain when this concept will appear in actual devices on the market. Whether this idea is rational, or not, give us your opinion in the comment section.
Source: Patent Bolt