LG might very nicely quickly be the king of modern equipment and addons. It was the primary to have a flip cowl case with a “quick window” and was the primary to place the modular smartphone thought to the check. This 12 months, it tried to supply an alternate answer to the foldable cellphone downside with circumstances that act as a second screen. A brand new patent now reveals yet one more thought, one that additionally makes use of a versatile screen however isn’t inherently tied right down to the smartphone just like the Galaxy Fold.
The issue that foldable telephones just like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X attempt to resolve is considered one of screen dimension. Some folks might need a bigger screen however don’t precisely need to carry a pill along with a cellphone. However whereas versatile screens do present a solution, additionally they add more prices and dangers to the equation.
A patent spotted by LetsGoDigital appears to mix that with LG’s present Twin Screen answer. With the LG V50 and later the G8X, you solely get a second screen whenever you want it since that comes by way of an elective case. The patent provides a singular spin to that by making the case have a versatile screen that can wrap across the cellphone to guard each the cellphone in addition to the delicate versatile screen inside.
The case doesn’t at all times should be connected to the cellphone and appears to hook up with the facet of an LG cellphone by way of connectors much like a Microsoft Floor Sort Cowl. There are completely different configurations attainable, together with extending the cellphone’s screen to solely half the versatile show that’s uncovered. Or utilizing the versatile cowl as the one show or combining each.
In fact, it’s a patent that might by no means see the sunshine of day, particularly contemplating the difficulties of producing a versatile show. The larger consideration, nevertheless, is whether or not such an adjunct will likely be sufficient to make LG’s smartphones promote nicely or whether or not it should mockingly reveal how extraordinary its telephones will be on their very own, like what occurred with the LG G8X ThinQ.