On August 3, 2020, Fujifilm Commercial Innovation Company applied for a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The 51-page patent entitled “Electronic Devices and Non-transitory Computer-readable Media” was issued on September 9, 2021. In addition to the detailed description, the document also contains 47 patented pictures, showing a Fuji foldable smartphone with a large screen that folds inward and an external screen. The design is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold smartphone.
is the same in operation. Fujifilm talked about the possibility of using a stylus to operate a flexible screen in the patent document-just like the recently released Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. In order to bring the patented design to life, graphic designer Technizo Concept created a series of product renderings based on Fujifilm’s patented images.
The patent discusses all the necessary components, from the processor to the touch screen, speakers, microphone, etc. Fujifilm also defines various interfaces and control options, for example, the designated interface will change according to the folding angle. Similar to Samsung’s Flex mode. Fuji folding screen phones can also be placed at different angles, supporting 30°-135°. As long as the phone is expanded less than 30°, the main screen will remain closed to save battery power.
It is worth mentioning that this is not the first time Fuji has applied for a patent related to a folding device. In 2017, the company demonstrated a Fuji flexible image display device. Although it is not as versatile as it is now, as a camera manufacturer, Fujinon can apply for such a detailed patent for a foldable smartphone.
It is not surprising that Fuji produces mobile phones. As a camera manufacturer, Sony and Panasonic have produced smartphones before
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