The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has recently published a patent application by Motorola. The patent documents reveal that the Lenovo-owned firm may release foldable screen equipped new foldable flip phone that looks like the Motorola RAZR handset from the yesteryear.
The patent documents show that the foldable flip phone is equipped with a single large display panel is placed on its inner side. The hinge that is required for folding the flip phone is placed under the display. Hence, the phone seems to be equipped with a flexible screen.
On the backside of the phone is a rear camera and below it is a fingerprint scanner enabled logo of the company. The lower portion of the rear shell features an external speaker. The phone is equipped with optional flex sensor that will be controlled by the application processor that will the phone to detect whether the phone is folded or unfolded.
Motorola Mobility LLC from Chicago had filed a patent for the above design in May 2017 and it was published couple of days ago. Even though the company has been granted permission for new flip phone design, it does not mean could be really planning to launch such a smartphone. Samsung and Huawei are expected to launch smartphones with flexible displays at the beginning of the next year. It is likely that other phone manufacturers may debut flexible display phones in 2019.
Motorola RAZR has been one of the most successful phones from the company in the past decade. Earlier this year, when Lenovo CEO was interviewed during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 tech expo, he had hinted that the Motorola RAZR phone could be revived with a foldable screen. Hence, it seems that the company may debut a new Motorola RAZR with the above shown patent design in the coming year.
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