LG patents a three-piece, two-display foldable screen phone design with no ports

10 August 2019
The Z-FOLD concept is nothing short of futuristic and could offer hints into LG's ongoing work on foldable tech.

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  • Anonymous

Actually it's a pretty good idea. If it works like is suposse to work...

  • Anonymous

CptPower, 13 Aug 2019Well saw many creative or less creative patents and design ... moreyeah, yeah, because it did not come from Xiaomi copycats..... Don't worry, they will copy it sooner or later...
It is actually a fantastic idea. Proper tablet "real estate" whenever needed, from a proper phone size.

Jazz, 13 Aug 2019The argument doesn't stand. Only one part is a foldable dis... moreSo following your logic, this phone didn't fold at all so there's no concern about weakness:
https://thydzik.com/images/motorola-razr-v3-repair-my-broken-motorola-razr-v3-th.jpg

As opposed to damage on this:
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/GJkAAOSwcH5cEp5b/s-l1600.jpg

Or maybe this:
https://s3-media3.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/jsZPyfTdfoTWDEl6mi0OXA/o.jpg

  • Jazz

Kangal, 12 Aug 2019So your argument is "semantics". Concept shows the thing f... moreThe argument doesn't stand. Only one part is a foldable display... One is a basic hinge, which is hardly likely to be an area of weakness on a decent ME package.

Well saw many creative or less creative patents and design but to be honest this is far worse than anything i ever thought is possible.

nice design.hope to see its launch soon

SpiritWolf, 11 Aug 2019Facepalm indeed. Open your eyes as i said. One fold and sec... moreSo your argument is "semantics".
Concept shows the thing fold into three, which needs two points of angles.

The argument stands.

  • Nick

Plot twist: The bigger piece is a solar panel for charging :)

  • Alana

Anonymous, 11 Aug 2019Ah, glad to see another company jumping on a bandwagon. Fo... moreSo true. I wish more people were saying this. Surely, since the folding Startac phone was so popular because of its size and movement, its a no-brainer to now make a Startac/Startrek type phone with a folding screen, which is as usable as a normal size slab phone with a 5" or 6" screen.

Sometimes you really wonder what planet these designers are living on.

Kangal, 11 Aug 2019Facepalm. You didn't even read the article, or see the p... moreFacepalm indeed. Open your eyes as i said. One fold and secondary screen on hinges.

  • ...

If you are old or blind use an expendable tablet...

  • Anonymous

Ah, glad to see another company jumping on a bandwagon.
Foldable smartphones might be the future but that kind of a future isn't yet. In an era where phones are getting bigger and bigger, a logical solution would be making a foldable phone that is half the size folded. Really the stupidest smartphone fad so far.

SpiritWolf, 10 Aug 2019'...the more folds, the more areas of weakness.' Just on... moreFacepalm.

You didn't even read the article, or see the pictures. There are two folds. It is in the form of a "Z" (two points) and not as a "V" (single point). This "looks cool" but would be a practice in anxiety to use daily.

I would prefer to stick to a Slab design for now. I wouldn't want to move towards folding devices, at least not until they're tough enough for tradesman to consider. What I would upgrade to, is wearing two smartwatches, where they both shine 3D-Holograms into my palm and I could manipulate it via fingers/touch.

  • SA_YANG

and im sure LG will start creating the model once HUAWEI and SAMSUNG perfected their respective folding phone. for now lets create design first

  • Anonymous

a waste of patents entry for a short living device.

  • Vladtdr

Fox, 10 Aug 2019I'm so thinking of Westworld right now 😊Very same

  • dwin

Two folding twice the risk of damage to the screen. No way I will buy this kind of phone.

Yeah, the next thing you want is a Delos logo on that

  • Fox

I'm so thinking of Westworld right now 😊

  • Aadrian

More interesting than the Samsung or Huawei foldables. Still the Motorola Razr idea is the best foldable idea to me. Making a big phone smaller by folding it, rather than making a big phone even bigger.