HP patents a clamshell foldable smartphone

author_img IANS Published :  16th September 2020 07:24 PM   |   Published :   |  16th September 2020 07:24 PM
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PC and printer major HP that's known for its laptops is reportedly working on a clamshell foldable smartphone similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.

HP had once experimented with phablets and is now trying to work on a smartphone.

The company patented a design for such a smartphone with the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) and the patent was approved last month, reports LetsGoDigital.

The HP patent describes a technology for applying flexible screens to mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets or computers.

Although similar to the folding method of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, the HP patent describes it as 'using a movable hinge that can be folded in different positions' and is not limited to folding in half.

However, it is not necessary that HP would launch such a product in the market.

In 2016, HP Inc unveiled Elite x3, a 5.96-inch touchscreen device that ran Windows 10 Mobile and supported Continuum, a feature that allowed the device to be attached seamlessly to a separate screen, mouse and keyboard.

Earlier, Huawei also filed a new patent for a new clamshell design foldable phone.

The patents reveal a foldable flip phone designed handset with a vertically-stacked camera module on the rear, GizmoChina reported recently.

*Edited from an IANS report

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