The USPTO awards patent D726,140 to LG for a foldable smartphone-watch mash-up


With the recent release of its Flex and Flex  2 smartphones, LG has advanced the field of flexible devices. It seems that the Korean company is looking further down the line though, according to patent D0726,140 that was awarded to it by the United States Patent and Trademark office last week. This new patent shows a design for a foldable smartphone-watch mash-up.

LG- Foldable Watch Patent

As you can see from the images, the foldable smartphone is attached to the bracelet/band and wraps around it, conforming to the curve of the wearer’s wrist. There’s no mention of how it is attached to the bracelet/band, and obviously no mention of any possible specifications. Just because LG has been awarded a patent for the idea doesn’t mean it is anywhere near to becoming a reality. It’s an impossible concept with present capabilities, and LG filing for such a patent is simply LG protecting themselves for the future, when the technology for such a device might be possible. Still, it’s an intriguing concept and one that will be teased over and over again in the coming years I’m sure.

Source: USPTO
Via: AndroidPolice

About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).