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in “ Tech news in brief ”,
January 20, 2018.

Foldable phone

Foldable phone.

Foldable phone. © LG.

Device manufacturer LG has filed a patent application for a phone with a foldable screen that can be opened like a book, turning into a tablet. The phone has an exterior display that shows the date and time, as well as notifications, when the device is closed. No actual information is available as to whether LG is really gearing up to launch such a device though. Smart phone manufacturers seem to be riveted by folding phones; while many patent applications have been filed for these devices, there haven’t been any actual releases in this area to date. Last September, Samsung announced it hoped to launch a foldable Galaxy Note this year, while making it clear that there are still “challenges to overcome.”

Circuit Breaker, “LG patents a folding phone that morphs into a tablet.”

 

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