American multinational company, Google is at the forefront of technology, be it software or hardware. Following the commendable success it has had with Android in the software domain, the company now plans to dip its toes in futuristic hardware as well. At the 2019 Google I/O developers conference, the company announced that it is working on several foldable smartphones or rather foldable devices.
A freshly granted patent to the company goes in line with the previous announcement. Google has been granted a patent for a unique electronic device which surprisingly resembles a textbook. The device is somewhat similar to the Samsung Galaxy Fold but with a couple more displays or [...]
In the month of February, the Chinese electronics giant, Huawei unveiled the revolutionary Mate X which is the company’s first foldable smartphone. Earlier this month, Huawei released a statement declaring that the commercial availability of the innovative device has been delayed to September which was previously set for June. A freshly granted patent to the Huawei suggests that the company might already be working on the Mate X successor that has an updated design.
Huawei filed the patent for the said device with WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) in July 2018 which was granted on the 18th of June, 2019. Unlike the original Mate X, the Huawei device in the [...]
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei announced the Mate X back in the month of February. It was the first foldable smartphone from the company and featured an outward folding mechanism. A few days ago, it was revealed that the device’s launch date of June has been pushed back to September this year owing to the company perfecting the design of the handset. Now, patents of another Huawei foldable smartphone have surfaced online. The images in the patent application reveal the device will have a double folding display.About the patent
The Huawei patent mentioned above was registered last year by the European Patent Office in the Netherlands. A patent entitled [...]
Amidst the ongoing trend of foldable smartphones, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo is reportedly working on a smartphone which folds outwards. The company previously showcased a prototype of such a device in the month of February. It resembled the Huawei Mate X in terms of the design factor, considering that both the devices sport a sidebar when they are folded outwards. However, since the company president wanted to get rid of the sidebar, the images present in the patent are aimed towards a bezel-less future.About The Patent: Design And Features
The patent for the foldable Oppo smartphone was originally filed in the year 2018. Guangdong Oppo Mobile [...]
Foldable smartphones are expected to be the technology trend for the year 2019. Samsung and Huawei have both showcased their first devices capable of folding into half. These handsets are the Galaxy Fold and the Mate X respectively. While the former was deemed ready for sales a few weeks ago, incidents questioning the smartphone’s durability surfaced online. This led to Samsung recalling the units in a bid to fix the issues plaguing them. While the market waits patiently for the Galaxy Fold to show up again, the major blow of the incidents seems to have been suffered by Xiaomi.
The Chinese smartphone OEM showed off its foldable smartphone in a series of teasers [...]
In the ongoing race of foldable smartphones, American tech giant Apple is looking to introduce its own contender. An Apple foldable device has been in the rumours for quite some time, and as per the latest reports, it may not be far from turning into a reality. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has published a total of 85 patents for the company, two of which include a foldable iDevice and a smart keyboard which resembles the iPad’s Folio keyboard.Patent For Foldable iDevice
The application titled “Apple invents both Single and Multi-Fold Device Form Factors for Future iDevices” was filed by the company in the month of August 2018. The [...]
American technology giant Intel is known for its desktop processors and computer components. Now, fresh leaks suggest the company may be working on a unique smartphone which it may introduce soon. According to reports, Intel applied for two patents in the year 2016 for a smartphone design with a 360 Degree Camera system. This was later published on the official website of the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) on the 14th of May.Intel Smartphone With 360 Degree Camera
The patents reveal two smartphone designs, with both of them showing a near bezel-less smartphone; with some minor differences in design. The first one has a full screen without any borders. A [...]
Nubia last created waves when the company unveiled its wearable smartphone, which has a bendable display. Known as the Nubia Alpha, it has a 4-inch flexible display and can be worn on the wrist similar to a smartwatch. The company has also launched some distinctively powerful gaming smartphones in the past, including the Nubia Red Magic. A recently published patent reveals that the Chinese technology company is also working on a flexible smartphone, which will supposedly have a dual-notch design.About The Patent
Previously, a smartphone with a bottom notch was patented by Xiaomi. The device had both the front cameras housed in the bottom notch and had a high screen-to-body [...]
When Samsung first announced the Galaxy Fold at the Galaxy Unpacked event on February 20, 2019, it astounded people from around the globe. Although the device was launched next to the Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup, it got its fair share of the spotlight at the event. Even though the smartphone had a high price tag, consumers and fans were very excited to get their hands on the first foldable smartphone from the company. As per latest news, Samsung is beginning the Pre-Sale for the same in the United States.
The registrations for the first Pre-Sale of the smartphone began on April 12 2019, and as per Samsung’s official registration site, the reservations are already full. [...]
Motorola is soon expected to launch the modern avatar of its flip phone, the Moto Razr from the year 2004. There have been rumblings about a contemporary foldable Moto Razr for quite some time – some of it directly from the company. The upcoming smartphone was previously speculated to launch in the month of February, which apparently did not happen. However, a fresh listing of the Moto Razr on the Bluetooth SIG website suggests that its launch is imminent.Bluetooth SIG And Its Significance
Bluetooth SIG, short for Bluetooth Special Interest Group is the standards organisation that supervises the development of Bluetooth standards and the licensing of the Bluetooth [...]
The biggest and the most prevalent trend for this year is expected to be the advent of foldable smartphones. Smartphone OEMs like Samsung and Huawei have already showcased their devices with the technology. Japanese multinational giant Sharp has also joined the bandwagon and revealed a clamshell style foldable smartphone in a video. This is the first time the technology has been exhibited.Sharp Clamshell Foldable Smartphone
The clamshell foldable smartphone from Sharp that has been showcased in the video features a similar design to the expected Motorola RAZR foldable smartphone leaked a few days ago. It has a Plastic OLED display which can be folded completely into [...]
In answer to “Is there any more innovation left for future devices?”, smartphone brands are patenting technologies that were never-heard-of-before. For instance, Lenovo previously patented a clamshell foldable design with a narrow display, and Xiaomi was granted a patent for a smartphone with a bottom notch. South-Korean multinational technology company, LG has been granted a patent for a smartphone with a foldable transparent display.
The company has been experimenting with the transparent screen design for quite some time now, which was last spotted at CES 2019 (Consumers Electronics Show) when LG showcased a transparent OLED television. Its display had a [...]