A new patent filing may have revealed the user interface of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy X smartphone. The diagrams may look crude, but at least it gives us an idea on what the phone will look like when it is released.
The patent details dual-screen operations, similar to the recent ZTE Axon M. The two screens will act like dual displays, with each side running its own app and its own app switcher. This will act like Android’s split-view functionality, albeit with two separate displays.
Gaming is of particular note, as the patent also lists a Nintendo 3DS-like interface for gaming on the Galaxy X. This includes a separate screen for controls, and using both screen for better gaming immersion. Of course Samsung will need to release the API support for this to happen as it is not natively built-in Android.
Other interesting functions includes a Book Mode, where the second screen shows the cover of the book you are reading, and a screen-sharing mode, where the second screen shows the content you are watching on Youtube.
The new patent filing shines light over the potential of the Galaxy X. We will have to wait for 2018 to roll over to see if this phone will materialise or it is all just a collection of patents.