Samsung wants to create the next generation of smartwatch technology. The company filed for a patent last summer, which would be a smartwatch that could be a more effective smart device. The idea would be that the device would be more comparable to a smartphone and ultimately give users more functionality out of the device. Even more interestingly, the device would be one that would be slim and fit the wrist really well.
According to Patently Mobile, Specifics of the wearable point out that it would be a solid device for making calls, listening to music, or really doing any of the things that people traditionally do on a smartphone or multimedia device. Presumptively the device would also come packed with a camera of some sort, and the usual assortment of sensors that could calibrate one thing from the next. However, the interesting part of this story is the fact that Samsung is definitely exploring what the next generation of smart devices will look like. It isn’t necessarily about the shape or speed of smartphone. Rather it is about what the device itself will actually look like in the coming years.
We’re still talking about something that is years away from production. This isn’t a device that Samsung aficionados are going to walk into a store and see sitting on its shelves in the next 6-months. However, it does, as we’ve pointed out, give a good direction of where the company may be looking to go. The interesting part of this device is that it looks like a longer smartphone, which can bend, and be placed on your wrist. The technology behind that doesn’t seem that complicated, and ultimately it will give users the ability to do a lot more and have their device on them in a more reasonable way.
Now though that Samsung has already been working on curved OLED displays with success, this seems like the next logical step. Whether it was the Note 4 Edge or the Galaxy S6 Edge, the company has been doing very well advancing around curved screens. Now it’s a matter of taking that design and that idea and implementing it at the next level for a larger wearable device that can become the future mainstream smartphone.