Following Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, Huawei’s Mate X and Motorola’s Razr 2019, LG is also actively developing its own foldable screen phone. After a number of technology patents were granted, Dutch technology media LetsGoDigital recently discovered a “smartphone with a wraparound display screen.” It is reported that the patent was filed with the China Intellectual Property Office on July 22, 2019 and approved on January 17, 2020, after which the document was included in the WIPO Design Library. The patent contains a total of 16 design sketches that show LG’s collapsible phones from all angles.
You can see a very thin screen border at the bottom and left of the device. At the top, the screen frame is fairly thick and has a dual lens with a flash built in. There is no border on the right side of the body, and the screen wraps all the way to the back, similar to the surround screen design of Xiaomi Mix Alpha. There is no camera on the back. The front two cameras can be used for selfies or photo and video recording. The screen section can be flipped out for use on a large screen/tablet.
From the patent description, the LG phone has speakers on the top and bottom, and a microphone is installed on both sides. In addition, the bottom provides space for the microUSB connection, and the model does not lack a 3.5mm headphone connection. At the top, we see a slender button that may be used to turn your phone on/off, or to lock the screen so you can turn on the surround screen.
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