Samsung was the one that promised us a foldable screen display first but it seems another OEM from South Korea might pip them to it.
As far back as the year 2016, we heard of a patent filed by LG where the company trademarked new technology for a kind of foldable screen. The device will come with two different screens hinged to one another, a pair of headphone jacks and different batteries to run on too.
Today, a publication by the World Intellectual Property Association gives us a visual insight into what LG has in mind.
Called ‘Mobile Terminal,’ the screens on this patent will be curved at the edges, making it easier to fold the device into one without having friction cause any damages. The top and bottom will allow two different screens on which you can do different things at the same time.
The screens can be folded towards the user so that they are both used at once, such as in simulating a real book. It can also be tuned towards so that two users can use the same device at once.
It is even more surprising that for a patent filed in the year 2016, LG already proposed the introduction of an onscreen fingerprint scanner. With both units housing their own battery, the camera is yet another feature that they won’t be sharing.
This adds LG to the list of companies that have a working patent on a foldable design. If anything, this is a more realistic offering than what Samsung is spending billions of dollars on developing. No matter which comes out first, we sure would love to have a taste of all these foldable talks going on.