Apple patents foldable display, hints upcoming device

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Smartphones with amazing and revolutionary features are being introduced quite often nowadays. One such feature that would put tech geeks in awe is the foldable screen technology. While a few major players are already experimenting in this area, Apple hints an upcoming device with a foldable screen technology!

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Apple has filed a patent with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) for the design of the foldable device. The images render a smartphone design that clearly shows a hinge right in the middle of the body. Flexible displays are pegged to be overlapping the hinge and are held by the housing.

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The design is very similar to that of the clamshell model that Motorola had proposed a few days back. The basic idea is to develop a smartphone with a bigger screen, but being able to fold it into a much smaller body size so that it can be held in one hand. The patent read,

“Hinges may be configured to allow the flexible display to be placed in a front-to-front configuration in which the active side of the display faces itself or a back-to-back configuration in which the active portions of the display face away from each other.”

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Some of the biggest players in the smartphone industries such as Samsung, Huawei, and Xiaomi are already focussing on releasing their innovative devices this year. In fact, we may see a foldable device from Samsung as soon as next week during one of the events, which could also feature the much-expected Galaxy S10 series. Certain rumors suggest that even Vivo, Oppo, and Motorola are working on foldable smartphones as well.

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Source: CNET

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