Huawei has patented a phone with a foldable display

29 March 2018
The device folds like a book with a hinge similar to that of the Surface Book.

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  • ECCO ireland

Love the Community, 29 Mar 2018Yeah, remember the flex board that the guy who wants a iPhone 7 ... moreTo the stage and written well, tyvm for that info.
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  • Anonymous

Finally, the death of notch display.

  • Eske Rahn

Eske Rahn, 30 Mar 2018Well, yes and no. As big as a tablet no, but as big as a phabet ... more...Image this folding technology combined with this concept from idkul.com
http://idkul.com/pres/phone5.jpg

  • Eske Rahn

Anonymous, 29 Mar 2018Nobody wants a phone as big as tablet that can be fold like a wa... moreWell, yes and no. As big as a tablet no, but as big as a phabet yes.
A little rough calculus gives that two folded 16:9 displays each 4.7", and something for the fold, would give about a 7" display in 4:3 unfolded - and that does not sound bad at all...

Sure this is first generation. Later we will get three parts with two folds, so we can have a smaller about 16:9 folded and an even larger about 16:9 unfolded.

This would even allow the return of qwerty on the back of one of the thirds, along the lines of this concept device way bay from 2011
https://www.concept-phones.com/cool-concepts/tri­ple-display-phone-unbelievably-cool-features-fle­xible-screens-video/

  • Anonymous

Nobody wants a phone as big as tablet that can be fold like a wallet.
But anyway them all will push it down our throats

  • AnonD-743635

Anonymous, 29 Mar 2018no graphene will do.you need a base layer, a light emitting stratus (or three), maybe a uv filter layer, a touch sensitive layer, and a protective layer, graphene is amazing but you can't make all things out of graphene.

  • Luke5119

I applaud companies like ZTE for making the gamble in producing a phone with multiple screens. I think we're years away from "flawless" execution of a phone that can double as a phone and a tablet, but we're slowly bridging that gap.

Lots of foldable patents, where are the actual device? When are we going to see them?

  • Anonymous

AnonD-743635, 29 Mar 2018To resist hundred or thousands of foldings in 1 mm radius AND sc... moreno graphene will do.

  • Love the Community

AnonD-743635, 29 Mar 2018I would like to see the face of the qualcomm's chief of integrat... moreYeah, remember the flex board that the guy who wants a iPhone 7 headphone jack custom made?

  • AnonD-743635

MarcioR, 29 Mar 2018That technology is not interesting. OLED displays are foldable, ... moreI would like to see the face of the qualcomm's chief of integrated circuit design when you tell him to make the 855 foldable. Flexible IC's till now are for relatively "simple", low cost circuits

  • MarcioR

That technology is not interesting. OLED displays are foldable, the screen protector can be made out of plastic or another easily foldable material. A SOC can be made of plastic and foldable too.
I don't mean folding it liek paper but i expected more than folding it in half.
Folding it in half is no technological advancement whatsoever.

  • Love the Community

AnonD-743635, 29 Mar 2018To resist hundred or thousands of foldings in 1 mm radius AND sc... moreSigh. I guess that origami display concept thing I saw years ago is not gonna happen. Well, 2nd gen foldable displays like Galaxy X and that Huawei one is only limited to one fold on that one line.

  • Anonymous

Ellio74, 29 Mar 2018But... Will it have a notch?Notch probably won't be there since camera will go under display and so will the speaker and microphone

  • AnonD-743635

Love the Community, 29 Mar 2018I'm expecting a foldable display that can be folded like paper. ... moreTo resist hundred or thousands of foldings in 1 mm radius AND scratchs, without affecting the image quality would need unobtanium, maybe vibranium or adamantium

But... Will it have a notch?

  • Love the Community

I'm expecting a foldable display that can be folded like paper. Yes I may have damaged the structural integrity but it is the extent of display foldability that I wanted. Not some supported hinges that helps fold the display.