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Who said phones had to be one sided?Samsung has filed a <a href=”http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PG01&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=” 20130300697″.pgnr.&os=”DN/20130300697&RS=DN/20130300697#ystfuv"”>patent application for a three-sided phone, on a bendy display. 

The patent application filed in the US, is called “Method and apparatus for operating functions of portable terminal having bended display”.   
It shows the various uses a three sided smartphone (a main screen and two sides) would have; slide locking/unlocking, battery indicator, or side screens that’s are always on, reports unwired

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div>The side screens could also be commanded via tilt as well as touch gestures. 

Having developed a curved smartphone display, called ‘Galaxy Round’ in Korea, this technology extends on this bendy screen concept.
The patent application states: 
“Another aspect of the present invention is to provide a portable terminal having a bended display capable of allowing a user to approach information associated with a screen displayed on a main region using a sub-region of the bended display and improving usability and operation of a user for controlling functions of the portable terminal using the sub-region, and a method of operating functions thereof. “
Samsung is always looking for the next big thing, and revealed a multi-billion dollar war chest to help find it, via R&D and acquisitions, which senior execs pledged to ramp up at a recent investor day. 
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