Nubia is reportedly working on launching a new smartphone with a flexible display and a notch. The news has come to Android Updated courtesy of Letsgodigital.
It concerns two design patents. Both were submitted in March 2018 to the Global Design Database of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office). The two Nubia Technology patents were published on 12 April 2019 and show different variants of a flexible smartphone screen. It concerns a total of 16 models, which differ from each other only in terms of a notch.
The screen size is the same for all models, it is a fairly elongated screen. Eight variants show a notch on both the top and bottom of the device. At half the notch is placed exactly in the middle, these models differ from each other in terms of the shape of the notch. The other four also opted for a symmetrical arrangement, but these are placed a little further away from the center.
With the other eight models, we see a flexible telephone screen with a notch made only at the top. Six of the eight models have a double notch, which has been designed in different ways. The dual notch is kept very minimal in all cases, to create as large a screen area as possible. Only two of the sixteen models in total show a notch for a single camera.
Now that the first foldable smartphones have been introduced, such as the Royale Flexpai, the Samsung Galaxy Fold, and the Huawei Mate X, it is the turn of other manufacturers to unveil their variant of a phone with a flexible screen.
Although all models to date unfold into a tablet format device, you will undoubtedly be able to buy several variants in the (near) future, such as a clamshell model. Other manufacturers seem to be concentrating on developing a bendable phone because Nubia is not the only one.