Samsung filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office or USPTO for a smartphone which would feature a dual display back then in June, 2018 but then the patent has recently been published by LetsGoDigital.
On the website is a 3D render which was based on the patent information which features about seven sketches of the device with which helps in visualizing what the patent could materialize to which could become the Samsung Galaxy S11 by 2020.
In the patent, there is a smartphone with slim, square edges, a narrow bezel at the top of the front display. At the back of the device is a dual camera setup just at the top left corner and then the volume rocker and power button are on the right edge of the device. The presence of a secondary screen at the rear of the device is what is amazing which takes about two third of the back.
The secondary display is said to allow users to take good selfies with the rear camera or make better conference calls considering the better camera at the back of the device but there are surely more features that this rear display would have to offer than merely being used for photography.
Meanwhile, Samsung won’t be the first company that places a secondary display on it’s device. Vivo, one of the top Chinese manufacturer is known for always creating innovative designs on it’s devices. The Vivo Nex Dual Display smartphone has that same dual display. Meanwhile, Samsung would be the first mainstream that offers this new technology if it could get the device out just as the patent details.
LetsGoDigital has speculated that the patent could be destined for the Galaxy S11e because of the dual rear camera rather than triple or quad camera which is the new trend that even Apple adopted in it’s iPhone 11 Pro. But there is no further evidence to support that as yet.
Do note that most patents rarely see the light of day, so take this with a pinch of salt for now. A dual display Galaxy S11 would certainly be a design change from the Galaxy S10 though so who knows.