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Late last year, Google filed a patent with the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) for a ‘foldable display device with multiple pages’. Simply put, it’s described as basically a folding smartphone with multiple displays acting as pages that open like a book. From what we can see in the patent drawings, there’s a flexible display on one side of the device, while inside, several flexible OLED displays are held together by a spine of sorts, which may hide the main components, like the CPU, battery, memory, processor, etc. Read more for the patent drawing and additional information.
The sketches show five pages, but in reality, the final product could have more or less, since both sides boast display panels that can be used to display content. Whether if you use it for web browsing or reading a book, these panels appear to be more of a novelty than something users can actually use on a daily basis. Two other issues that may arise is the portability and ruggedness of this device, since the Samsung Galaxy Fold with just a single folding display already has a multitude of issues.