Intel may have a platform of foldable display devices in the works as well



[ad_1]

<div _ngcontent-c14 = "" innerhtml = "

Foldable concept of the Intel device for WindowsLetsGoDigital

Flexible display technology is a big buzz these days, with a number of manufacturers of smartphones shaking device foldable proof of high concepts, from Samsung to LG, Xiaomi and more. However, a somewhat surprising entry into the foldable device race comes from none other than Intel, who silently presented and was awarded a related patent in June 2017. The device seems to be a multipurpose machine that doubles in its smaller shape for a pocket phone shape, with a telephone dialpad illustration seen in the patent filing cabinet.

Intel Foldable DeviceIntel via USPTO

From there, the device unfolds three times, so that if you did the math, you would probably look at a display area about 9 inches thick and approximately 15 inches tall, in what appears to be 11 or 12 view diagonal inch tablet. Seen in the drawings there are a number of use cases including orientation of the device in a three-sided mode with all active sides, a traditional laptop mode with an on-screen keyboard and even an e-reader format that shows clearly displayed digital text in an e-book.

Intel Foldable Device, Laptop ModeIntel, Via USPTO

Microsoft and its ecosystem partners would be the likely candidates for such a machine, which would obviously be driven by a low-power Intel processor. Rumors have long been circulating about Microsoft's own efforts to design dual-screen device, codenamed Andromeda. However, more recently, Microsoft's product director Panos Panay said a portable Windows device was "absolutely my baby.

Microsoft, of course, introduced own patent for a foldable device, although it only has two folds. And we can not forget the Samsung, which may in fact be one of the closest to introducing this revolution of foldable devices with a Galaxy F Android device announced maybe next month at an Unpacked event in San Francisco.

The mock-up at the top of the page here courtesy of LetsGoDigital, certainly looks attractive Windows Lite type device, but you have to wonder how Intel will compete with the likes of Qualcomm's Snapdragon family of SoCs. Snapdragon is already powering some Windows 10 on ARM devices, with full support from Microsoft behind the ecosystem. It looks like these folding and pocket decks are a natural fit for Qualcomm as well.

Regardless, time will tell, but it is clear that the shape factors of handset devices continue to evolve and the efficiency of a folding screen may well generate a new and attractive innovation very soon.

">

Foldable concept of the Intel device for WindowsLetsGoDigital

Flexible display technology is a big buzz these days, with a number of manufacturers of smartphones shaking device foldable proof of high concepts, from Samsung to LG, Xiaomi and more. However, a somewhat surprising entry into the foldable device race comes from none other than Intel, who silently presented and was awarded a related patent in June 2017. The device seems to be a multipurpose machine that doubles in its smaller shape for a pocket phone shape, with a telephone dialpad illustration seen in the patent filing cabinet.

Intel Foldable DeviceIntel via USPTO

From there, the device unfolds three times, so that if you did the math, you would probably look at a display area about 9 inches thick and approximately 15 inches tall, in what appears to be 11 or 12 view diagonal inch tablet. Seen in the drawings there are a number of use cases including orientation of the device in a three-sided mode with all active sides, a traditional laptop mode with an on-screen keyboard and even an e-reader format that shows clearly displayed digital text in an e-book.

Intel Foldable Device, Laptop ModeIntel, Via USPTO

Microsoft and its ecosystem partners would be the likely candidates for such a machine, which would obviously be driven by a low-power Intel processor. For a long time, rumors have circulated about Microsoft's efforts to design a dual-screen device, codenamed Andromeda. However, more recently, Microsoft's product director Panos Panay said that a portable Windows device was "absolutely my baby."

Microsoft has obviously filed its own patent for a foldable device, although it has only two folds. And we can not forget the Samsung, which may in fact be one of the closest to ushering in this foldable device revolution, with a foldable Galaxy F Android device to be announced perhaps next month at an Unpacked event in San Francisco.

The mock-up at the top of the page here, courtesy of LetsGoDigital, certainly looks attractive Windows Lite type device, but you have to wonder how Intel will compete with the likes of Qualcomm's Snapdragon family of SoCs. Snapdragon is already powering some Windows 10 on ARM devices, with full backing from Microsoft behind the ecosystem. It looks like these folding and pocket decks are a natural fit for Qualcomm as well.

Regardless, time will tell, but it is clear that the shape factors of handset devices continue to evolve and the efficiency of a folding screen may well generate a new and attractive innovation very soon.

[ad_2]

Source link