Motorola registers its own patent for a folding screen and extends an already impressive list of companies working on flexible displays. The very first leaks were connected with Samsung and the smartphone Galaxy X, rumors about it have been going for several years. After Samsung, there was a patent application from LG, and the Chinese companies, represented by Xiaomi, Oppo, and Huawei, joined the South Korean vendors.
Now, the network has images of a patent company Motorola. It is worth noting that these illustrations cannot draw conclusions about the appearance of the future smartphone. However, it is very similar to the fact that Motorola plans to release a smartphone-clamshell, where the lower part will be the second half of the display. If you compare the patent with rumors about Motorola’s desire to revive the legendary series of clamshells RAZR, then the information looks very plausible.
Obviously, for a long period of the display, there should be enough space in the bend area. This problem the company decided, leaving a little space in the middle of the display. Thus, when the device is in the folded state, the screen does not fold up completely, leaving a small gap. In turn, in an open forum, the mechanism will stretch the display so that the user does not notice the difference between the folding and customary hard glass display.
In any case, this is only a concept and the final version may look different. However, already now everything says that 2019 will be “a year of folding smartphones.”
Motorola patented a folding display for the "smartphone-clamshell"