The folks over at CURVED Labs have just shared their latest ‘Flip iPhone’ concept, featuring a classic clamshell design. The crazy new concept is based on an Apple patent filing from last year, regarding a device with a foldable display. The idea however is not new since manufacturers like Samsung and LG are already planning to launch smartphones with foldable displays.
When closed, the concept device is slightly larger than the iPhone SE. Opening it lights up a second display with a pre-molded keyboard, in addition to the main edge-to-edge OLED display, which would be nearly identical to the iPhone X’s display. The pre-molded display would also provide for a more haptic feedback than a touch keyboard, thanks to an improved Taptic Engine for simulating separate keystrokes realistically.
“A mirrored OLED display would provide information on calls, messages and notifications while being in its closed state, yet allow for a clean look. In order for Face ID to work while being in a closed state, a light transmitting component would be installed at the counterpart of the hinge as well as a Passthrough for the speakers, if one were to accept a call while the phone were in its closed state.”
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