LG patents a folding phone that morphs into a tablet

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An LG patent filed to the World Intellectual Property Organization shows a potential folding hybrid tablet and phone device, as spotted by GSMinfo. The patent describes the device as a “mobile phone with a flexible display which can be folded in half.” It was initially filed in July 2017 before being published on January 12th, 2018. The design patent shows two versions of the potential phone.

The first model is a foldable phone that features a camera component on the back panel. When folded, the device can display information like the time on the front screen:

Image: LG

Image: LG

The second design is similar, except when the phone is folded, its rear cover is pushed to one side revealing a…

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