New patent points at Lenovo’s foldable Windows 10 device

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In the midst of everyone trying to launch a foldable phone, Lenovo is planning to launch a foldable laptop with a virtual keyboard. The company filed a patent for the design back in 2017.

The patent titled “DEVICE WITH FOLDABLE DISPLAY” was filed by Lenovo back in June 2017 was recently granted and was published by USPTO on January 10, 2019. The patent shows a flexible 2-in-1 device that features a flexible display and a keyboard.

A device can include a folding case that includes a fold region that defines a first portion and a second portion of the folding case; a housing disposed on the first portion of the folding case where the housing includes a processor, memory operatively coupled to the processor, and a keyboard operatively coupled to the processor; and a flexible display operatively coupled to the processor and disposed in part on the first portion of the folding case and disposed in part on the second portion of the folding case.

Of course, not all patents translate into actual products but it would be interesting to see if Lenovo can convert this into reality. The company did add a virtual keyboard to its high-end laptop which did not turn out so well for the company, but our readers will recall that Lenovo has been teasing such a folding laptop in the recent past already.

The device was teased at Computex 2018 and featured a 13-inch screen produced by LG. Read more about that here.

Via: Windows Latest

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