LG recently filed a patent in which they discussed their upcoming folding smartphones in detail. Although it’s yet another mee too foldable smartphone, there’s something futuristic about the device. It’s the display!
LG has done something that was only possible in science-fiction movies. The manufacturer has managed to pull off a transparent display in their foldable smartphone, something that no other manufacturers haven’t been able to deliver till date. Also, LG showed zero tolerance to bezels and created an almost all-screen folding smartphone. Otherwise, it’s an innie.
However, LG’s candidate is not that simple. There is a lot going on under the hood. The degree of transparency will vary with the angle at which the device is held. Transparency will be the minimum when you hold it flat, the transparency starts increasing once you attempt a fold. And soon after the transparency level reaches higher than 20 percent the rear touch sensor is activated, allowing you to operate the smartphone from the rear side. Needless to say, you’ll also be able to see your hands through the screen at that level of transparency.
Add to that, the smartphone will also allow you to choose which display you want to see when the smartphone is folded. When you fold it, you’ll see the display on the right side as the front.
Lastly, LG has introduced a laser sensor in the camera system, allowing the smartphone to detect any physical object and create a 3D version of the object. Microsoft demoed this, if not mistaken in 2016 at the Build conference.
Now I don’t blame you if you are too excited but bear in mind patents often don’t get to see the light of the day. Nonetheless, now that they have done all the hard work we can safely say that LG will be among one the few companies delivering this technology when the tech becomes mainstream.