When the first foldable smartphones appeared in 2019, not everyone was happy with their form factor. The first devices offered an extended tablet experience rather than a truly foldable smartphone experience.
In November, Motorola introduced the Moto RAZR with a clamshell-like design and this proved to be a great way to build foldable handsets.
The device can be folded and become a flip device from the 2000’s era or when unfolded can provide a true smartphone experience. The device still is Samsung’s most successful foldable smartphone to date, and for that reason, the flip concept seems to be a way to go for more companies joining the foldable segment.
The Chinese giant of technology and a leading company when it comes to innovating products seems to be gearing up to unveil its own clamshell-like foldable smartphone. Oppo has filed a new patent with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The patent was approved and published on September 3.
The talented people at LetsGoDigital quickly produced a set of renders based on the patent images. The renders show a curious fact – Oppo’s foldable handset does not have a cover display. In other words, once you fold the phone, you can’t see who is calling or what notification arrived until you unfold it.
The Galaxy Z Flip, for instance, provides a small external display that is useful for these aforementioned scenarios.
We recommend you to take these patents and renders with a pinch or two of salt. Don’t hold your breath for it, after all, the patent filing doesn’t are an undeniable proof of a device’s existence. Oppo maybe just holding and protecting ideas for use in the future.
Ohhhhhhh a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 rendering was just leaked 👀 pic.twitter.com/rivummRlhJ— Tim Schofield (@qbking77) January 8, 2021
so ashamed to admit this is my dream phone :( pic.twitter.com/3bKklJ3Ltc— cee Ψ | TEXT "TEAMPAYNE" to 52886 (@kusuoskywalker) January 2, 2021
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