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Samsung files artificial muscle patent for use in flexible smartphones

Lucas Mearian | July 21, 2016
The phone could hold any shape

Last year, LG introduced the G Flex 2, a smartphone that offered some slight flexibility, but could not be rolled into a  tube or folded.

Last year, Apple was awarded a U.S. patent for "a flexible electronic device, comprising: a flexible housing; a flexible display; a flexible battery; and a printed circuit having at least one flexible portion."

Flexible glass is being developed by multiple companies, several universities and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

 

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