As well as a clamshell-style unit (Fig.2), we also see what looks like a Z-folding approach (Fig.3), and possibly what taking a selfie or video calling may look like on the unit (the first image). Several Samsung folding phone patents emerged before the Galaxy Fold launch, and they do not resemble it. And it looks like Google could be next to join the list.
The device is likely to have an inwardly foldable display
The folks at Patently Mobile have discovered a patent application from Google for a foldable smartphone - the flip phone variety. Interestingly, the patent also shows a second foldable design wherein the smartphone folds twice, making a Z-fold.
San Francisco: Google has recently filed a patent which suggests that the search-engine giant could be interested in a "Z-fold" display technology that could bend in two different places without breaking. This is a form factor a few other companies are looking at, including Samsung, for a Fold-successor. Even MIUI, the user interface of the company based on Android could immediately undergo an ad hoc restyling in order to make the most of the versatility of the foldable display. Its Pixel phones are no doubt safe, but the Pixelbook series, and perhaps new prospects like a Google foldable, may not survive the restructure. Since then, more foldable phones have been unveiled as companies grab at the latest phone trend.
The certain specifications of this new super smartphone of the Chinese company are certainly the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and at least 8 GB of RAM.