The foldables were the important thing of the MWC of Barcelona. In addition to Samsung, Huawei or Xiaomi, Google could work on a folding smartphone, if it is after a patent.
Concepts for folding smartphones, the so-called folding, is an entire series. With Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X in addition to the Motorola, Xiaomi and Oppo devices, some folding devices are already being launched or at least already confirmed. Patently Mobile has now discovered a Google patent that also describes an idea for a folding smartphone.
The Google patent shows the concept of a folding smartphone
According to Google's engineers it may already work on a flexible screen pixel phone. But in the same way, Google could have simply supported its idea for the leaflet – without having a real interest in bringing such a device to market. In any case, there is neither an official confirmation nor a reliable report on the corresponding efforts of the Group.
The patent in question was filed in June 2018, but contains relatively simple drawings. Furthermore, Google does not appear to have made a decision regarding the type of folding, folding or folding. There are several options in the designs: from simple hooking to double folding.
While Samsung and Huawei are about to introduce devices on the market – at high prices starting at $ 2,000 – Google's patent is more in the company of Apple or Motorola. As last, some producers have flirted at least with the idea of a folding smartphone. Incidentally, the Chinese manufacturer ZTE has also filed a patent for a folding smartphone. The ZTE patent is somewhat reminiscent of the Galaxy Fold.
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