LG patents a folding phone that morphs into a tablet


Having holes on the upper part of the front display would allow Apple's biggest rival to embed the front camera and other sensors directly into the screen instead of the top bezel.

Synaptics showed off the first implementation of this sensor in a phone from Chinese brand Vivo at CES 2018 a few weeks ago.

As per GizmoChina, Gui Xian, President of Samsung for China recently revealed in an interview that the pricing of both the smartphones in China will be the lowest in the world.

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The phones have hardly been a secret, and we already know Samsung plans to reuse last year's Galaxy S8 design for one more year. But if it's a feature-packed all-round Android experience you seek, that's where the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ come in. Intended for productive use, a device like the Note becomes too large and uncomfortable to hold if the screen size gets too large, and therefore could really benefit from this new technology.

The camera would peek out through a tiny hole near the very top of the display, meaning that the screen would be mostly uninterrupted. Samsung was reportedly working on such a device a year ago, while other companies have filed patents for similar technology. Despite the appeal of an all-screen phone, tech companies still need to fit in components such as front facing cameras and, more importantly, a speaker for receiving phone calls (which is something smartphones can apparently do). The 5.5-inch display with HD (720p) resolution could be a mistake since it doesn't come in line with the rest of the phone's specs. Additionally, we could see another Moto Z3 phone with Snapdragon 845 SoC, details of which are unclear at this point. They were the first ones to taste success with an "Edge" display and they also spearheaded the bezel-less revolution with the "Infinity Display" on the Samsung Galaxy S8. Apple's iPhone has traditionally led in this area, but the Google Pixel and Pixel 2 have been winning rave reviews for their cameras - even if the LG-made OLED displays on the Pixel 2 XL made for a launch headache for Google.

Furthermore, the patent also showcases one more hole at the bottom of the display which could be the Physical Home button on the display.