Going from current bezel-less design trends, imagining the smartphone of the future as just one big screen is not that far-fetched of an idea anymore. But Samsung’s latest patent suggests that it could be more than that – it could be one big screen and another, smaller one on the back.
But slapping a second display onto a smartphone is not that new of an idea. We’ve already seen it done by LG with the ticker on the V20 and by Meizu with the rear screen on the Meizu Pro 7. And then there’s the oddball Yotaphones with their e-ink rear-mounted displays. These concepts have been implemented with varying degrees of success, but who knows, maybe a future effort by Samsung will actually make the second screen a useful and convenient addition to the smartphone?