Although there has been rumors regarding a foldable smartphone for last several years, we only got to see one of such smartphones when ZTE launched its smartphone earlier last month. Following that, rumors started surfacing that Samsung has been working on foldable smartphone. Interestingly, if a recent patent application is anything to go by, we might see a foldable smartphone sometimes in future.
While not certain, the latest patent application has revealed that the upcoming device “may be a laptop computer, a tablet computer, a cellular telephone, a wristwatch, or other electronic device.” while it is possible that Apple is currently working on bringing something entirely different, chances are higher that we might get a foldable smartphone.
Although the filing is certainly interesting, the tech giant is yet to be granted the patent. Given the company’s history, we might have to wait several years before it uses the patent. However, previously, Apple was granted another similar patent related to foldable displays.