Apple’s Latest Patent Hints At The Return Of Clamshell Phones

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Now that Samsung’s foldable smartphone, Galaxy Fold, is official and soon to be available for users, other tech companies are also banking high on the foldable smartphone concept. Apple is among them, and a recent patent gives us an inkling of the same.

According to a report by LetsGoDigital, the Cupertino company has filed for a patent at USPTO which hints at a future iPhone with a flexible display.

While current foldable smartphone concepts show us a vertical fold, the one from Apple could fold horizontally, much like the yesteryears’ flip phones, however, with a broader and flexible display.

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The alleged Apple foldable smartphone (with a boxy design) is also expected to fold both inwards and outwards, creating a tent mode for two users to use the smartphone simultaneously.

The images further hint at a huge bezel-less display with minimal bezels, a camera module at the top part of the smartphone (could be a dual one) and a single front camera.

However, there is no word on the tech specs and availability of the smartphone, and whether or not it turns into an actual product is unclear.

As a reminder, companies such as Huawei, Nubia, LG are strongly expected to showcase their foldable smartphones at the upcoming MWC 2019 event in Barcelona.

So stay tuned for Fossbytes for more information on the same.

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