After Samsung And LG, Nokia Too Joins The Race To Create Foldable Smartphones
17 FEB , 2017 Nokia has made its comeback in the smartphone market under HMD Global and its eyeing the global dominance with the release of the Nokia 6 which is currently exclusive to China. But this is just the beginning. PhoneArena reveals thatNokiahas been granted a patent for a flexible smartphone by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
The patent for a “Foldable device” – which was filed in 2013 – features a device that resembles a pocket mirror. Now, a patent filing doesn’t not mean anything and Nokia may never release a foldable smartphone, but there’s certainly an interest in the form factor.
The picture in patent shows a Nokia device to have two identical sides connected by a hinge with a single screen that fold in half. The patent reads: “[i]n this way it is possible to provide a pocket size device with a relatively large display (for example, a 6, 7 or 8 inch display or larger).”