Prototype Huawei Mate X? LG patent shows foldable smartphone
While other manufacturers such as Samsung, Huawei or Motorola have now introduced foldable smartphone, LG is still suspiciously silent. The Koreans also allegedly plan a device with a flexible display. What that might look like is now shown in a new patent.
As early as May, LG filed a patent for a foldable smartphone with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in The Hague. The documentation was released under the name "mobile phone" in late November – and of course immediately discovered by the busy colleagues of LetsGoDigital . On the basis of the patent drawings, the website also made a first render photo.
Design is similar to the Huawei Mate X.
At first glance, the design of LG's foldable smart phone is very similar to the Huawei Mate X already introduced . The screen is located on the outside and covers the front and back of the device. Also striking is a narrow sidebar for the cameras, of which there should be at least three pieces.
When folded, LG's smartphone design has a remarkably thin design. At the top there is a power button, a loudspeaker and a microphone. The bottom also shows a speaker and a microphone as well as a connection for the charger and presumably a jack connection.
LG already has rollable TVs
Since LG is already quite far in flexible display technology, and IFA 2019 already presented a TV with a scrolling screen, the presentation of a foldable smartphone is likely to be in the not-too-distant future.