After the launch of the First vertically foldable smartphone, Motorola Razr. It is not yet available all over the world yet and Motorola Mobility filed another patent that suggests that Razr 2 is under innovation.
LetsGoDigital recently obtained the patent entitled “cumulative sensor in a foldable device” filed at the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) and USPTO (the United States Patent and Trademark Office) that was filed in May 2018 got approval on November 21, 2019.
The patent reveals that the version 2 foldable smartphone will come with multiple touch-sensors. Fours sensors on each side and two above and below the fold line. The touch sensors are nothing but virtual buttons that can be used when the smartphone is either folded or unfolded.
The foldable device can be folded along an axis between an open mode and a closed mode; a plurality of touch sensors disposed along the housing portion; a module implemented at least partially in hardware and configured to determine touch sensor physical proximity and to determine that the foldable device is in the open mode (single sensor mode) or closed mode (cumulative sensor mode). Two sensors can be combined and mapped to one or more functionalities that are different than the respective functionalities. Two touch sensors can be mapped to one or more respective gestures.Motorola Mobility Patent Description
The patent further tells that in-total there are 20 such sensors that can perform 20 functionalities. 13 Functions in folded mode while the rest 7 in unfolded mode. It seems like Motorola is planning for the next beast after the massive success of Motorola Razr. The Razr 2 can be equipped with an in-display fingerprint scanner, this feature is not available in the $1,500 Razr.
Other specs are yet not revealed but it is trending now in the smartphone industry is that Motorola is working to set exemplary smartphones in the industry.