Would you buy it if Samsung produce the smart screen?

Samsung’s trying at a smart speaker hasn’t panned out almost three years later, but that isn’t stopping the company from exploring the category. MySmartPrice has found a Samsung patent filing for a smart display design that’s unusually plausible.

Samsung’s idea feels much like Lenovo’s Smart Display Screen and embraces the same basic idea as similar gadget: you’d use voice commands to control the device and get audiovisual feedback through the screen or speaker. The patent suggests you could rotate the display on its side to get content in a vertical mode — a relative novelty in this genre.

There’s no guarantee Samsung will ever ship a smart display like this. Patents are explorations of ideas, not necessarily product roadmaps. The company first filed the patent with WIPO in August 2020 and clearly hasn’t been in a rush to bring it to market.