The Chinese smartphone maker, Huawei, seems to have got impressed by the vertically flip folding handset design. We say this as there is a patent design revealed in several reports which suggest Huawei has filed a patent design with flip folding setup in it’s unnamed smartphone. The design looks very similar to the recently launched Motorola Razr 2019.
We saw how the Lenovo-owned Motorola has redefined it’s earlier version of flip folding Motorola Razr. The difference between the earlier launched Motorola Razr and the 2019 version of Motorola Razr is the absence of physical hinge at the vertically folding spot. Rather than a hinge, the display can fold halfway without the support of any physical hinge. This design is the one eyed at by Xiaomi and now Huawei.
The folding smartphones are at high demand right now, since Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X have earmarked their success into it. The next which all the smartphone makers are eyeing at are the vertically folding handsets in-line with Motorola Razr 2019 design.
Coming back to the Huawei’s flip folding smartphone design patent, the smartphone with vertically folding display doesn’t seem to fold halfway. We wondered then as to what the handset would look like in the folded form. We got our answer in the next image which shows the presence of bottom chin display as secondary display. The patent design also shows the presence of vertically aligned triple lens camera setup at the rear with the presence of an LED flash at the bottom of the setup.
The details are revealed by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) managed Hague Bulletin. We must wait till we believe any of such reports, as this is just the patent design and the final product may come with slight or large revision in the design.