Lenovo not only produces 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 tablet 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.
The processor or processors will be depending on the display position with respect to the keyboard, 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 not only creates a larger screen, but also extra user-friendliness and, moreover, the portability can be guaranteed in this way.