LG design patent gives us another look at the LG Rollable
Rumors are rife that LG is going to exit the phone business, but it seems the company is still actively working on innovative smartphone form factors. The company recently filed a patent for a retractable dual-screen phone, giving...
Apple have found a novel use case for a folding phone – better panoramas
We have heard earlier that Apple is hard at work on a folding iPhone which may be released in 2022. The company is however well known for not just developing a technology, but also offering their buyers multiple reasons why they s...
Sony patents built-in tips system for players to help others game
by Lewis White
Sony has filed a patent for a player-fuelled tips system that would see PlayStation players create easily accessible guides for others on their console. Reported by Scrubwiki, Sony’s patent would allow players to leave tex...
Microsoft is looking to sell swappable Lid Panels for the Surface Laptop
Microsoft already makes a good business selling branded surface keyboards, and now the company is looking to bring some of the same business opportunities to the Surface Laptop also. Their May 2019 patent for an “INTERCHANGE...
Samsung has a pretty ridiculous idea for getting rid of the punch-hole selfie camera
Unlike Apple who has embraced the notch for the last 3 years, most other smartphone OEMs actually hates the visible front-facing camera and has been working for half a decade to get rid of it. The best effort so far has been Samsu...
Microsoft gets more dystopian with new Meeting Score patent
We reported recently on Microsoft’s Productivity Score feature, which would assign each employee a number based on how effectively they are working with technology. Now a new patent suggests Microsoft plans to add another me...
Oppo patents smartphone with 15x Hybrid zoom lens
Chinese smartphone company, Oppo, is trying to penetrate the European market and to do that the company is trying to impress with technological innovation. A new patent uncovered by LetsGoDigital suggests just how the company inte...
Samsung patents smartphone with “surround display”
Samsung is the king of flexible displays, and in a new patent, they show these displays can find application in more than folding smartphones. The patent, filed only July 2020 patent, describes a smartphone which has a 100% screen...