Resource Patently Mobile has published information about the patent documents Google, which describes a smartphone with a flexible display. The device can have several form factors.
First – smartphone-clamshell hanging vertically. In this case, the screen in the folded state inside the case, which will protect it from damage. Of course, such a device can be equipped with an additional external screen for displaying useful information and various notifications.
The second option is twice folded smartphone. This configuration will make the device quite compact the closed condition. If necessary, the user can get access to a large display.
On the images you can see that in both cases, folded in the curve of the smartphone is a small gap. Obviously, this is due to the desire to increase the lifespan of the flexible display.
It is not excluded that sooner or later Google will show prototypes of devices with the described design. But while such devices exist only on paper and the plans for their withdrawal to the commercial market not reported.