Before the official launch of the foldable smartphones, Google was also a part of the rumor mill to hop onto the bandwagon. Now, another patent filed by the company suggests that a foldable Google device is in the pipeline.
According to a report, the patent suggests that Google’s foldable smartphone will fold inwards, much like the Samsung Galaxy Fold. However, it will adopt a clam-shell smartphone design, folding horizontally, similar to the rumored Razr Phone by Motorola.
The smartphone (with a folding display) when folded, will result in some space between both the folds. The bendable section in the smartphone can be bent to a specified radius. Therefore, there is some space between the two halves.
However, we lack details regarding the Google foldable smartphone specs.
To recall, Google filed another foldable smartphone patent, which hints at two displays for the device. Additionally, Google has introduced support for foldable smartphones in the latest Android Q Beta 1.
In addition to this, ZTE’s patent also tips at its foldable smartphone, which is also expected to fold inwards in a vertical fashion, a reminiscent of the Galaxy Fold.
Just as a reminder, as the aforementioned is a patent, there is no confirmation on whether it’d turn into a product for users. So, we need to wait until something concrete pops up.