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Intel foldable smartphone patent: folds open into a huge tablet PC

Intel's new foldable smartphone... let's just hope that it's not called the Core+++ smartphone.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Jan 30 2020 1:46 AM CST   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:19 PM CDT

Intel teased a prototype foldable PC at CES 2020 earlier this year, and while the 'Horseshoe Bend' prototype looked cool -- it's still a laptop, and not a foldable phone like Samsung and its Galaxy Fold -- or the interesting new Samsung Galaxy Z.

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But now our friends at LetsGoDigital, which have been on a roll with these gorgeous renders of products, are back again with Intel's foldable smarpthone patent. This isn't the first time a foldable Intel smartphone has been teased, but this new patent has a wicked wraparound display.

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The display here on the new Intel patent and 3D renders from LetsGoDigital is really thin, allowing Intel to make the smartphone much thinner and allow it to fold in the way it does in this patent. The entire phone is a huge display, where there is a big button at the bottom which when pressed, will see the phone unfold.

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Intel's patent here also has the left hand side of the phone thicker than the right, as the left hand side of the smartphone would house all of the internals like the SoC, RAM, flash storage, etc. We should expect an in-display camera and fingerprint sensor, but in this early form that is just some guess work.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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