Vivo’s new patent hints at tri-fold foldable phone with virtual keyboard

Vivo has filed a patent for a foldable device. This device is likely to have a hinge-less folding mechanism. It may also come with a projection virtual keyboard.

One of the most prominent foldable phones in the market is Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold and Flip series devices. Many rumors and leaks have been doing rounds that suggest foldable devices from Oppo and its subsidiary, OnePlus. And now, a patent of Vivo suggests that a hinge-less foldable device may be on the cards from the Chinese smartphone maker.

The patent was filed in June this year 2021 with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and it documents a smartphone that is like a regular smartphone when folded, but it can unfold into the tablet. When you fold the device, it turns into a Z-shape. When unfolded, you see a very large screen surface that can allow you to be more production.

A graphic designer, Parvez Khan, teamed up with LetsGoDigital to make a 3D item render of Vivo’s trifold gadget dependent on the patent. As indicated by the render, the cell phone will have tight edges, with the top and base edges outfitted with the camera set-up and different sensors.

Curiously, this foldable gadget uses a hinge less system to crease and unfold. The collapsing system will be controlled by an extending framework that requires hinges and can prevent the wrinkles that structure with standard employments of these foldable gadgets. The adaptive framework might include extra parts, for example, as a groove to hide it from the outside.

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