Motorola, along with Samsung, Xiaomi, and Huawei, is working on a smartphone that is entirely made of the display surface. LetsGoDigital reported last week on a new camera user interface for upcoming Motorola RAZR flip phones. The business appears to be working on additional breakthrough smartphone technologies. This time, the business has asked for a patent for a smartphone with a wrap-around display, which has a screen on all four sides. It’s not the first time we’ve heard of a smartphone with a display that wraps entirely around the body.
Motorola phone with a screen that is totally made of glass
These are two patents. It started in June 2020, when Motorola Mobility LLC filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a preformed tape “tension unit on at least two sides of the casing of an electronic apparatus and related methods and apparatus. The documentation was approved and released on December 23, 2021, and details the process of making a smartphone whose case is completely wrapped in a flexible display.
In August of this year, the company unveiled additional documentation relating to the same device. Various new options for the user are described under the heading “Methods and systems for modifying the layouts of virtual buttons presented on one or more screens of an electronic device”. This patent was also issued on December 23, 2021 Motorola also filed the same documentation in Germany with the DPMA (German Patent and Trademark Office). and WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office), for the worldwide protection of patent technology.
New user options are provided through virtual buttons.
Of course, a smartphone made completely of the display surface is quite appealing to the eye. However, many people will quickly consider the drawbacks: all that glass will break more faster. While such phones will be far more expensive than traditional phone versions. This, of course, also applies to the expenses of repairing such a flexible screen. As a result, the question arises: what additional value can such a gadget provide.
Motorola has developed a number of features to expand the capabilities of this one-of-a-kind display gadget. We’re not talking about the stylus’s capabilities. This mostly applies to times when you have the gadget in your pocket or handbag.
Motorola was also the first company to create a flexible-screen flip phone. The Motorola RAZR clamshell first appeared in 2019. The Motorola RAZR 3, featuring a more powerful chipset, a new design, and a new interface, is planned for 2022. We may see various sorts of foldable phones from the firm in the future. Consider a phone that folds out like a book, like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3.
Lenovo, the company’s parent, has prior expertise with huge flexible panels. For example, in early 2020, Lenovo will release the ThinkPad X1 Fold, the world’s first folding laptop with a flexible screen.