Motorola was one of the first smartphone makers to launch a foldable handset, but there has been no word in about 1.5 years since the Moto Razr and its 5G counterpart debuted.
The company has now registered a patent at WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) for another foldable device – tall and narrow, quite like the Razr, but the display is on the outside and the foldable display wraps around it and creates a dual-screen device when folded.
The patent reveals a small island is left on top of the phone for the camera units, meaning the bottom part of the screen will be shorter. An easy way to imagine the new patented device is a crossover of the Moto Razr and Royale Flexpai.
The actual hinge will be entirely new and should minimize the crease and allow the device to fold flush without any gaps. There would be moving parts within the actual mechanism to allow the panel to bend freely if the device makes it to the market.
We say “if” and not “when” because companies often patent designs that do not go commercially available in the market. However, this isn’t some obscure idea – this design has some obvious advantages and should strong protective glass for foldable panels finally arrive we have little doubt Motorola will deliver it to the market.
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