LG patent shows one of the smartest folding phones yet

LG’s G8x may not have gotten as much traction as the Samsung Galaxy Fold or Surface Duo, but I thought its second screen case was a clever way of adding utility without sacrificing everyday use or burning a hole in your wallet. Now it seems LG isn’t giving up on the idea.

A patent unearthed by LetsGoDigital shows off what appears to be another take on the extra-screen case, except this time the case uses a huge flexible panel.

For reference, LG’s current dual-screen case essentially just uses a second, rigid G8x panel – useless camera cutout and all. This new patent, on the other hand, shows off a full-fledged flexible display that attaches to the G8x much like the Surface Pro’s keyboard.

This allows the device to take on several configurations depending on how you want to use it. It’s tricky to explain, so I’ll just show you:

LG patent shows one of the smartest folding phones yet 1
Credit: LetsGoDigitial

At first glance, I was trying to figure out who would need this kind of setup. But the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. It’s like a flexible multi-monitor setup. You can have two narrow screens, or one big display and a narrow screen, or one screen on the front and back. Sure, I probably don’t need all those configurations, but it basically gives you the best of the Galaxy Fold and Mate X’s design and more. And unlike the Mate X, the screen is still protected when closed.

Also notable is the phone in the images itself. It seems to have two hole-punch cameras, or perhaps even those under-display cameras Oppo has been working on.

There’s no way to know whether this phone case will ever see the light of day, but it’s one of the most sensible designs we’ve seen yet. Who knows, maybe the company will surprise us soon, what with CES next week and Mobile World Congress in February.

For more gear, gadget, and hardware news and reviews, follow Plugged on Twitter and Flipboard.

Published January 3, 2020 — 01:05 UTC

About the author

E-Crypto News was developed to assist all cryptocurrency investors in developing profitable cryptocurrency portfolios through the provision of timely and much-needed information. Investments in cryptocurrency require a level of detail, sensitivity, and accuracy that isn’t required in any other market and as such, we’ve developed our databases to help fill in information gaps.

Related Posts

E-Crypto News Executive Interviews

Crypto Scams

Beanstalk Farms Loses $80M In A Massive DeFi Governance Flash-Loan Hack
Beanstalk Farms Loses $80M In A Massive DeFi Governance Flash-Loan Hack
April 23, 2022
Prove
Joon Pak Head of Crypto at Prove talks to Us about Crypto Fraud And More
April 11, 2022
Mintable
Mintable CEO Zach Burks Talks to Us about the Opensea Stolen NFTs and Their Recovery
March 21, 2022
Crypto Crime
Crypto Crime Surges To Record Highs As Thieves Follow Market Buzz – Chainalysis 2022 Report
February 24, 2022
Bots Circumvent 2FA Login At Coinbase And Other Crypto Exchanges In 2022
Bots Have Circumvented 2FA Logins At Coinbase And Other Crypto Exchanges In 2022
February 17, 2022

Automated trading with HaasBot Crypto Trading Bots

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Questions and Answers

Russia
Roundtable Interview-What is the Effect of The Russia-Ukraine War on Cryptocurrency Prices?
March 4, 2022
GamStop
How Does Bitcoin Casino Work + 2021 Beginner’s Guide
November 8, 2021
Cryptocurrency
How to Buy and Sell Cryptocurrency
November 8, 2021
What Are Bitcoin Futures And How Will They Work In 2022?
November 4, 2021
Ethereum
The Unconventional Guide to Ethereum
October 28, 2021


CryptoCurrencyUSDChange 1hChange 24hChange 7d
Bitcoin29,688 0.50 % 0.09 % 2.67 %
Ethereum1,951.8 0.77 % 1.43 % 6.84 %
Tether1.000 0.05 % 0.01 % 0.02 %
BNB327.43 0.37 % 0.22 % 6.81 %
USD Coin0.9989 0.16 % 0.08 % 0.04 %
XRP0.4076 0.03 % 0.47 % 7.18 %
Binance USD0.9995 0.10 % 0.30 % 0.20 %
Cardano0.9566 0.22 % 0.68 % 6.96 %
Solana48.39 0.26 % 2.56 % 15.72 %
Dogecoin0.08332 0.36 % 0.98 % 7.85 %

bitcoin
Bitcoin (BTC) $ 29,769.00
ethereum
Ethereum (ETH) $ 1,962.95
tether
Tether (USDT) $ 0.999519
bnb
BNB (BNB) $ 328.53
usd-coin
USD Coin (USDC) $ 1.00
xrp
XRP (XRP) $ 0.408185
binance-usd
Binance USD (BUSD) $ 0.997513
cardano
Cardano (ADA) $ 0.517387
solana
Solana (SOL) $ 48.59
polkadot
Polkadot (DOT) $ 9.98