Motorola announced the new RAZR foldable smartphone last month. This new RAZR is a foldable phone opens and closes like a classic flip phone. In other words, it’s the world’s first clamshell foldable touchscreen smartphone. And while the Motorola’s RAZR is yet to go on sale, the company seems to be laying the groundwork for a version 2 of the RAZR phone.
Motorola filed a patent for a ‘flexible electronic device’ with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) in the last year. Titled ‘electronic device with linking housing pivotally coupled between device housings,’ the patent was published on August 22, 2019, and the application has now also been included in the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) database.
Motorola’s new patent talks about a clamshell foldable smartphone, but what is the most interesting part about the patented device is the fact that it’s a modular phone. When unfolded, the top of the smartphone will protrude backward at a right angle, making it appear like the letter T. This top portion will be modular.
This modular component will also house three cameras, one of them being a fisheye camera, which will help you record 360-degree video.
It features a small notch on the left and right side to help you open and close the device smoothly. The battery is placed in the lower part.
The front screen uses an OLED panel, the resolution of which will be lower than the main display. The main aim of the front display is to show you the basic information, including the time, day, weather and incoming messages and calls.
Motorola also envisions another foldable device which has a vertical folding line, like the Samsung Galaxy Fold. This device features two separate displays, between which a thin frame edge is visible.
As the case with numerous patents, this might never turn into a real product. On the contrary, this patented smartphone may launch as RAZR 2 in 2020.