Smartphone companies are experimenting with a number of different solutions as we enter the era of foldable devices. The latest clue as to what the future holds comes from a vivo patent for a design that looks like a reverse Motorola StarTAC - an outward hinge at the bottom and display extending to the back panel.
The listing has appeared at CNIPA (Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration) with sketches from all sides, revealing vivo even plans to put five cameras (one of them with a periscope lens) on the back in an X formation on a square island. There’s also room for the LED flash that is a tiny strip on the right side - just like the vivo X50 Pro, for example.
Patenting this unusual design for a foldable device does not mean vivo is close to releasing a commercial-ready solution. Smartphone companies experiment with a number of different designs with only a fraction of them making it to store shelves. However, it is good to see mobile companies have no shortage of cool ideas as we move past the increasingly boring touchscreen bars.
I wonder which screen gets scratched more?
Different designs is so nice to look , but for me whats important is the price should be affordable to the common people, have mercy to the masses,...
to use the small piece of the screen on the back to take selfie pics with the back cameras and keep front all screen i guess is a benefit for that aspect