Screens are multiplying!
Offering photographers a truly revolutionary ability, Samsung has designed a smartphone with two or more screens.
The front and back display on the device has just been granted a patent.
The gadget will be able to run speech translation apps and show text to two people at the same time.
But it will also bring a big change to the way you take photographs.
With most smartphones right now, the person who’s posing for an image has no way of seeing what the picture might look like.
On the left, you can see what might be displayed whilst a photographer is snapping a picture (Image: Samsung)
The above drawing demonstrates how a translation app could take advantage of two displays (Image: Samsung)
A drawing of the phone itself (Image: Samsung)
It will show the view from the camera lens on both sides if Samsung’s patent ever inspires a real phone.
This means that you’ll be able to see what a picture looks like before and after it’s taken, which means you can hold a pose and let your photographer keep snapping away.
The design also features a sensor to work out which screen you’re looking at by detecting your hand as it ‘hovers’ over one of the displays.
Wait and see.
It’s not known whether Samsung is planning to release its Janus phone, because a patent is not a guarantee that a product will go into production.
In China, you can already buy a phone with two screens called the Vivo NEX Dual Display.
But for now, we wait with baited breath as to this new innovation.
Words by Elijah (Content Marketer) via Metro.