If Samsung‘s recently published patent filing is to be taken seriously, we may be seeing the upcoming Galaxy smartphones incorporated with environmental sensor very soon. Samsung has just revealed it filed a patent sometime last year for an “environmental sensor” that measures the quality of air by detecting various particles in the air.
Who would have thought an air sensor would be so small to fit into a smartphone but Samsung seems to have done that. The patent is accompanied by some sketches which show how the tech giant was able to achieve the feat. The air quality sensor is designed in a flat pattern and is then incorporated into the display substrate. The air sensor is capable of measuring particles of different sizes and amount present in the air. The available details don’t include how air will reach the flexible AMOLED display’s glass substrate itself.