Last year, in October, LG confirmed that it is working on a foldable smartphone however has not unveiled any details related to the product. However, a fresh patent from the company has been published, what displays which to count on from LG’s flexible phone in terms of design.
In the patent, the smartphone is said to have a flexible panel on the outside, which is the initial for LG. Previous prototypes of a foldable cameraphone from LG involved panel which was inaccessible whenever folded. Although there are thicker bezels on the top and bottom, the boasts slimmer bezel on the left side. The product options a flexible display display what curves on the straight side.
After unfolded, the phone can be used as a table. The patent shows the usage of a special hinge mechanism that’s fitted in between both portions which automatically extends from the left area of the smartphone.
As one would count on, the user interface automatically adapts to the different form factors and, whenever used in tablet mode, the specially middle portion of the screen is used to panel frequently used applications. The patent In addition reveals a matrix-like digital camera setup to get multiple photos from alternative sides and another option allows the cameras to generate 3D photos.
However, this is just a patent and doesn’t guarantee that the company’s foldable phone will adopt this design. We’ll have to wait a bit longer to have idea extra related to this phone and extra details will emerge as the launch nears.
Previously it was reported that the LG’s foldable smartphone might be showcased at Customer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 but the claim was quickly shot down. Fresh reports mean that the smartphone may be launched in Q3 2019.
Apart from LG, Samsung and Huawei are the two manufacturers established to be working on a foldable cameraphone. Both Samsung and Huawei were battling it out to be the initial manufacturer to release this kind of product however Royole beat them. Meanwhile, Samsung has presently showcased its foldable smartphone at SDC 2018 even though Huawei’s phone is coming to launch in June 2019.