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LG Electronics published a USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) patent on April 9, 2019, with the title ‘Mobile Terminal’. This device appears to be a foldable smartphone that sports a flexible transparent display. It appears to be all-screen, as the flexible display can be used on both the front / back and the inside, while a simple movement turns it into a tablet. The phone also features a near bezel-less design that may use a different transparent material. Read more for additional pictures and information.
“The transparent foldable design set out in LG’s new patent is notable for one other reason: the hinge. A substantial part of the accompanying imagery is dedicated to the hinge, which is quite the complicated piece of kit. Other companies, like TCL and Huawei, have also been super secretive about their hinge technology, and it does appear like the mechanics of the actual folding and unfolding will be a point of differentiation when foldable devices do eventually become a reality,” reports The Verge.