Huawei has worked hard to stay at the forefront of camera innovation, but it hasn’t forgotten about displays. The company has patented a foldable smartphone that opens and closes like a book.
The patent was filed with WIPO on September 19 last year and published today. The mechanism looks similar to the Microsoft Surface Book, but seems to leave a much smaller gap.
The display – a single panel, rather than two like the Axon M – and should be tablet-sized when fully open. The patent doesn’t address how the device will be used when it’s closed. There needs to be some way to check notifications – something from an LED to an extra display.
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Finally, the death of notch display.
...Image this folding technology combined with this concept from idkul.com http://idkul.com/pres/phone5.jpg
Well, yes and no. As big as a tablet no, but as big as a phabet yes. A little rough calculus gives that two folded 16:9 displays each 4.7", and something for the fold, would give about a 7" display in 4:3 unfolded - and that does not sound bad at a...