Google patents show design ideas for foldable Pixel phones

Patent applications have been published showing design ideas for foldable phones from Google. One has a screen on the outside, another has a screen on the inside. It has a bulge at the hinge to hide the screen when folding.

One patent application is reminiscent of the Huawei Mate Xs, with a screen on the outside. The other application shows an interior screen design like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2. One difference is that where the screen folds, Google has a bulge to increase the radius of the curvature. Presumably, Google wants to prevent a fold from being visible in the screen. The applications have recently been published, Windows United writes.

Patent applications do not always say anything about whether products are actually under development. An analyst said earlier this year that Google is working on a foldable Pixel smartphone. There have also been rumors for some time about a foldable smartphone under the banner of the search giant. Until now, only Samsung, Huawei, Motorola and Royole released phones with folding screens.