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Motorola granted patent for foldable smartphone with heating hinge

Motorola has been granted a patent for a foldable smartphone with a thermal element in the hinge. The element heats up the place where the screen has been deformed from being folded and straightens it. Using this design Motorola could make a flexible OLED smartphone that flexes both inward and outward and it could even have more than one hinge ... Read More »

A new Microsoft foldable device patent offers more grist for the Surface phone rumor mill

In 2009, Microsoft enflamed the minds of consumers with Courier, a foldable phone/tablet concept that was eventually cancelled. Years later, a sort-of new patent implies Microsoft hasn’t (or hadn’t) totally given up on the idea. According to the new patent, which was approved on Tuesday, Microsoft envisions a mobile device with a continuous viewing area that extends across the foldable region—similar in ... Read More »

LG partners up with Apple, Google, and Microsoft to develop foldable display panels

We’re slowly but steadily heading towards foldable smartphones and Samsung might be the pioneer in the field. It won’t be alone, though, that’s for sure, as LG Display is developing foldable OLED panels itself, with some heavyweight device manufacturers joining its team. A report out of South Korea states that LG’s Display subsidiary has partnered up with Apple, Google, and ... Read More »

Another Samsung patent gives a clearer picture of the upcoming foldable phone

It appears the Samsung foldable phone plot is thickening yet again. Another interesting patent has surfaced online, showing a brand new design concept for a foldable handset, with bendable displays and what appears to be a detachable camera module. Samsung foldable phone This comes as yet another piece in a puzzle that has coming together for over three years now. ... Read More »

Samsung reportedly running on foldable smartphones; MWC 2017 unveiling tipped

We already knew that Samsung is working on a phone with foldable display (internally dubbed undertakingValley) and could release it sometime next yr. Now, a brand new report from Bloomberg famous that notone however two such gadgets are inside the works on the South Korean organization. The file notes that one of the two devices “folds in half like a ... Read More »