Motorola is expected to reboot the iconic RAZR brand with a clamshell design that would unfold into a full-sized smartphone with a tall display. The Samsung Galaxy Fold, the company’s first foldable phone took a different approach it opens to a tablet-sized display and folds into a thick bar. However, a new patent suggests Samsung is also working on a direct rival to the upcoming RAZR.
Earlier this month, the patent was published by the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office). Thanks to LetsGoDigital, we have a set of mockup renders showing how the design could possibly work in practice.
Source: Lets Go Digital
In its folded position, the device would fold with the display outwards like the Huawei Mate X thus taking up a smaller footprint, while still allowing parts of the display to function for other tasks.
These tasks could range from changing music tracks, shooting selfies (since the rear camera could theoretically reach past the bottom edge of the screen), and glancing at notifications.
What sets this apart from Motorolas apparent design is the folding mechanism, that would give the hinge some wiggle room and allow for multiple configurations when folded including the ability to fold the display inwards or outwards.
Alleged Moto RAZR design renders
The concept is certainly a new and exciting one, and the prospect of a brand-new form factor that manufacturers are experimenting with is refreshing to say the least. Smartphones with foldable displays are the way of the future as it stands with multiple manufacturers involved in creating some kind of foldable device.