Motorola granted patent for foldable smartphone with heating hinge

18 June 2018
The thermal element in the hinge will fix deformation.

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  • Anonymous

foldable phone? whats the advantage? don't like this

  • lol

yoga, 20 Jun 2018Why do you want to fold your phone, what is the advantage of thi... morethis is innovation. and there are always advantages. for a company to survive, it should innovate.

  • yoga

Why do you want to fold your phone, what is the advantage of this type of foldable phone

  • lol

Joe, 19 Jun 2018I think Moto phones don't sell well because they're overpriced. ... morelol. overpriced? I think moto phones are tested well compared to other brands. so this means that moto phones have high quality for they are well tested!

  • Joe

Whackcar, 18 Jun 2018Motorola is one of the most underrated companies. Their phones a... moreI think Moto phones don't sell well because they're overpriced. The brand appeal has been gone for a while yet Lenovo still thinks of Motorola as a "luxury" brand (And, considering that Motorola has withdrawn from many markets in the past, people have already forgotten about them anywhere but the USA). As soon as the older models get discounted, people grab them.
Look at the Z3 Play. Sure, it's a step forward from the Z2 Play, but not such a huge step to warrant the $500 price tag (For that price, I'd expect the SDM680/710).
It disappoints me that the current generation Moto phones like the X4 turn out to be underpowered after they're released (What's the point of buying the X4 when the G6 Plus is a copy of the specs + 18:9 screen ratio and costs less? There were geekbench benchmarks showing that the X4 would use the SDM660 SoC, why did Lenovo have to change their mind at the last moment?)

  • Nick

motofilipino, 19 Jun 2018well, motorola invented the mobile phone and she has 17k patents... moreYeah, that's exactly why Google bought Motorola in the first place: for their patent library. I think when buying Motorola, Lenovo got scroogled.

  • Anonymous

Michael, 18 Jun 2018This is late. Apple innovated the first bending phone which is t... moreHate to break it to you, but bending phones were a thing before even before Apple released the 2G. Often the screens and/or mainboards were destroyed in the process, but not always. The iPhone 6 was just the first to get widespread attention.

At least they do better than Scamsung.

Whackcar, 18 Jun 2018I'm confident there will be a Z3 Force. That's their only flagsh... moreI would love to see a Z3 Force, but is seems like they almost given up on the Z-series.
But I hope you are right.
Don't expect a larger battery, that would make them even huger with a mod - and these are designed to be used with a mod.
But IF someone was clever and made sandwich battery-Mods of different sizes, that allowed people to attach BOTH an additional battery and a second mod, that could be interesting.
On the 3.5mm, Well if no one is complaining about this obviously stupid decision (seen from a user perspective not a sellers perspective) then they certainly won't correct it.

If they want us to use an adapter, I could live with that, but then just add TWO usb connectors, so we can charge while using, without having to have BOTH an adapter AND a split-cable. It is the scandal with the aPple laptop with only one port all over....

I wonder what the next basic thing they will remove and require use through usb and an adapter. Wifi? Bluetooth? Nfc? Camera? it goes against the whole idea of an 'all-purpose' device we all got handy at almost all times.

Anonymous, 18 Jun 2018You are newbie on mobile, King of patent is Motorola, you add ip... moreNewbie? Thanks I guess, have not been called something like that for decades... :-p

lol, 19 Jun 2018no 3.5mm audio jack is not an issue. It's a feature that they re... moreIt is an issue that they removed the feature... ;-)

  • Anonymous

Michael, 18 Jun 2018This is late. Apple innovated the first bending phone which is t... morelol this will never get old!

On topic: fingers crossed for a modern day RAZR!!

  • Anonymous

[deleted post]Yeah yeah. Samsung innovated the 960fps slomo. And Sony just COPIED it. Bravo for this id*ot!

  • SamsungKing

motofilipino, 19 Jun 2018well, motorola invented the mobile phone and she has 17k patents... moreMotorrola is godd but Samsung bestest. and slim also.

  • Anonymous

[deleted post]What Hauwei innovated?
.
And they are using Sony's image sensor. U r saying sony not innovative

Michael, 18 Jun 2018This is late. Apple innovated the first bending phone which is t... moreTechnically speaking, it was malleable. It needed,no hinges and could be bent wherever you wanted, that's next level bending.

Back to moto, hope the heating element doesn't fail or users would end up with a dead white space of burnt pixels.

  • motofilipino

well, motorola invented the mobile phone and she has 17k patents in mobile tech. motorola is the king in innovation and their designs are original and only people with good taste can appreciate them. sad to say, we are very few. but the question is--are you one of us? lol

  • lol

Michael, 18 Jun 2018This is late. Apple innovated the first bending phone which is t... morehahahahaha. awesome!

  • lol

EskeRahn, 18 Jun 2018We don't even know IF there will be a Z3 Force... Though I certa... moreno 3.5mm audio jack is not an issue. It's a feature that they removed.

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AngryGoomba, 18 Jun 2018The World and universe does not need this device.and motorola doesnt need you either. lol