Intel Patent’s Could Foretell Entry into Foldable Display Products
February 04, 2019
Intel could throw its hat into the foldable smartphone race with a three display foldable design soon. A new patent suggests by Intel on World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published in 2017 shows an Intel device that seamlessly switches from a smartphone to tablet design. Another patent with foldable display panels’ published by Intel shows how the design might come to life. The patent suggests that when the device is fully folded, it can be operated as a smartphone. It also comes with a full-screen display and there are no signs of any bezels whatsoever. The futuristic design suggests that all the sensors, including cameras, sensors and the receiver will be placed underneath the display. This design allows users to unfold it twice in order to transition from a smartphone to a large tablet. The design could be in the engineering evaluation phase. Since Intel plans to employ dual fold design, the smartphone part will be thicker than a current smartphone. The tablet part suggests that there will be three displays connected through a hinge for a bigger display. Each display section is also said to come with two cameras each, or a total of six cameras. It also shows a stylus that slides into the opening created by the foldable design and seems futuristic.