The frenzy that characterizes the technology sector leads companies to patent ideas as strange as the protagonist of this article: a folding smartphone with four screens that probably will never leave the design table but it does give us clues as to where the mobility sector.
The patent, discovered by LetsGoDigital, shows a device with several panels that resemble the pages of a book. Although the technical document talks about smartphone communication possibilities, it is more like a tablet that could be oriented to the educational sector.
The proposal was presented to the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) as "folding screen device with several pages" at the end of last year and was published yesterday, June 27. As with a book or magazine, both sides can be used to show content and what we read in a continuum in the other. In the same way, it also shows multitasking options on different pages.
The "pages" in this book are OLED screens that are held together in a semicircular structure where components such as the processor, memory, battery or camera can be integrated.
At this point, it is worth remembering that Google does not manufacture the panels that a device as revolutionary as this one would need. In the past, they collaborated with HTC and LG for their first Pixel series and lately they rely on the Asian Foxconn for assembly tasks.
Google has a large portfolio of patents related to mobile devices and technology associated with them that have been "in reserve" for a long time, that is, they have not become a real device, and as we anticipate, we do not believe that this will be an exception.