Recently, news about folding screen mobile phones has gradually increased.
Not long ago, there will be a large wave of folding screen mobile phones unveiled in the second half of this year, including companies such as vivo, Xiaomi, OPPO, and Google.
Recently, according to media LetsGoDigital, at the end of August 2020, vivo Mobile Communications applied to CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration) for a patent for the appearance of a folding screen smart phone, which was officially disclosed to the outside world today.
It can be seen from the patent drawing that the appearance of the phone is similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2-with a “flip” design, the screen extends from the bottom to the back of the phone.
It is worth mentioning that with this design, vivo does not need to punch a front lens on the front of the screen to achieve a true full screen, and about 1/3 of the back side is composed of the screen.
In terms of taking pictures, this folding screen phone uses a rear matrix five-camera solution. According to LetsGoDigital, one of the lenses is a periscope zoom lens, and on the right side of the lens module is an elongated flash. On the whole, the machine has Very high degree of recognition.
It is worth noting that from the pictures of the mobile phone, the whole machine only has a rectangular button placed on the top of the mobile phone, which may be a power button according to guess.
In addition, the SIM card slot and volume buttons seem to have also been cancelled by vivo, and it is expected to adopt eSIM and touch to adjust the volume design.
Since the patent content disclosed this time mainly relates to appearance, the system parameters of the device, camera and other information are currently unknown.
I believe that with the gradual increase in the yield and production capacity of flexible screens, in the future, major mobile phone manufacturers will also make efforts to deploy the field of folding screen mobile phones.