The majority has presented smartphones with flexible displays represent different configurations “clamshell”, but soon a trend can be and the different form factor. LG has patented a new design that “switch” modes of usage of the gadget without folding in half.
According to the patent, the increase in diagonal screen novelties is done by pulling the display from the housing. In compact gadget with an aspect ratio of about 21:9 and a thin framework provides ease of use with one hand, and “stretched” is suitable for watching movies or reading books. Document specifically emphasizes that we are talking about smartphone, not an electronic reader.
The location of the cameras, dynamics, other sensors and connectors, as well as descriptions of the mechanism for the unusual slider, the document indicates. The sliding part of the screen is supposed to be hiding inside the side of the housing parts with a characteristic thickening at the sides.
The detailed specifications, the date of the announcement and the expected price of the smartphone is unknown.