Lenovo produces not only smartphones and VR headsets, but also laptops, tablets, and desktop PCs are important consumer electronics for the Chinese manufacturer. Lenovo is known for its innovative 2-in-1 laptop designs, also known as a convertible PC. These laptops are easy to convert into a tablet. Today we discovered a patent for a completely new laptop design, thanks to the application of a flexible display.
We have already seen a lot of application areas of the flexible display, from a roll-up tablets and roll-up TV to foldable smartphones. For example, we reported yesterday about a patent concerning a Motorola folding smartphone that can be unfolded into a tablet. This time, however, it is a Lenovo laptop with a huge flexible screen.
Lenovo foldable laptop with flexible OLED screen
On October 18, 2016, Lenovo Pte. Ltd. a patent filed with the WIPO for an ‘Electronic Device with a Flexible display with multiple viewing regions. The patent was published on 19 April 2018.
Depending on the display position with the keyboard, the processor or processors will show an associated user mode, such as a standard mode, presentation mode, a tablet mode, a dual monitor mode, or a notification mode.
Although the patented laptop designs now look very futuristic, the arrival of the flexible display in the (near) future will make completely new designs possible. This creates not only a larger screen, but also extra user-friendliness and, moreover, the portability can be guaranteed in this way.