Motorola granted patent for foldable smartphone

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Chinese smartphone maker Motorola is all set to realise the concept of foldable smartphones. 

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As per media reports, Motorola has reportedly been granted a patent in the US to make a flexible, foldable organic light-emitting diode (OLED) smartphone that would flex, both inward and outward. GSMArena on Monday reported that this brand new smartphone is designed to have a thermal element in the hinge. 

The document issued by the United States Patent Application Publication on June 14 describes the design as “a method, electronic device and computer programme product for countering a semi-permanent deformation at an area of a foldable display.” 

The patent was originally filed in September 2016 and earlier in May it got approval from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

Notably, Motorola’s parent company Lenovo started working on foldable device prototypes before anyone else.

But Samsung looks likely to bring out a flexible OLED phone in the market first — by next year, the report said.

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