LG patents it own foldable phone design
It seems like LG is looking a few steps ahead with its rollable smartphone design. The company still hasn’t made a working foldable phone, but that hasn’t stopped them from conceptualizing an even more advanced screen technology that can bend in two directions.
Earlier this month, LG has filed a patent about such a phone. The images in the patent reveal a complete smartphone with a screen that has two hinges. This way the display wraps around the body of the phone. In the picture below, you can see the patent itself.
The patent is now live not only on WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) but in the CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration) as well. The concept looks great and it may be just the right way to protect the screen as you can fold it inwards and protect it from scratches in that way. This is still only a patent though, and there’s no guarantee that the company will ever build such a device. Even if LG chooses to make such a device, it will take at least a year of development before it comes to the market.
One thing is for sure, though – LG is making some serious effort into bringing its foldable smartphone and the so-called “Whale” browser is a testament for that.