SEOUL, KOREA - Samsung Electronics registered a design patent for a foldable tablet PC, according to the website of the United States Patents and Tradmark Office (USPTO) on January 3.
On December 31, 2013, Samsung Electronics registered the design patent (Patent No.: US D696,693 S), named Portable Multimedia Terminal, for which it applied in September 2012.
This patent is about the design of a tablet PC that is foldable like a book or a notebook by using flexible display technology.
However, it is uncertain when this product can be commercialized, given that the display panel technology should be greatly developed to materialize this product.