LG patent shows a flip phone that turns into tablet

Jan 31, 2018 AT 22:06 PM | BY LifeBanter

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The World Intellectual Property organization has published a LG application for a patent for smartphone with foldable. In fact, it seems that LG is working on two different flexible smartphone designs. The patent was filed on July 7, 2017 and published on January 12, 2018. LG often files patents for devices that do not always see the light of day, but these drawings could shed light on the company’s vision for the smartphone of the future.

The first foldable patent shows a flexible screen phone that has the camera on the back. Once folded, the device displays the time on the front screen. The second design is more interesting, which shows a fold-out design, revealing a huge screen like a tablet of 7 inches. The design is to the difference of the ZTE Axon M, which has two independent displays, which are joined together by a hinge.

While this is not the first time we’ve heard of a flexible display from LG. In fact, the South Korean company has been working on a flexible display smartphone for a moment. The company has already received a number of patents for flexible display and foldable phones. It is estimated that LG is also working with Apple for the manufacturing of flexible displays for the last one, which is expected to launch the iPhone with a new form factor in 2021.

Other than Apple and LG, Samsung is also working on a smartphone with a flexible display. To be called the Galaxy X, Samsung has presented a number of prototypes of flexible display smartphone this year at the CES tech trade show in Las Vegas. It is speculated to feature a 7.3-inch ‘infolding’ screen. Samsung plans to manufacture the Galaxy X in November, while the official launch should take place at the beginning of the next year. More recently, reports indicate that Huawei is also working on a flexible display smartphone.

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