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Motorola Might Also Be Making a Foldable Smartphone

Motorola gets patent for foldable smartphone: Report

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Chinese smartphone maker Motorola has reportedly been granted a patent in the US to make a flexible, foldable organic light-emitting diode (OLED) smartphone that would flex, both inward and outward.

It is designed to have a thermal element in the hinge.

“The technology is very clever. There’s a temperature sensor that works even when the phone is off and when it’s folded. If the temperature becomes too low the screen starts to deform, so the hinge heats up to automatically correct it,” GSMArena reported on Monday.

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The document issued by the United States Patent Application Publication on June 14 describes the design as “a method, electronic device and computer programme product for countering a semi-permanent deformation at an area of a foldable display.”

The patent was originally filed in September 2016 and earlier in May it got approval from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

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Notably, Motorola’s parent company Lenovo started working on foldable device prototypes before anyone else.

But Samsung looks likely to bring out a flexible OLED phone in the market first — by next year, the report said. (IANS)

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Motorola Rolls Out Android 9 Pie To Update its ‘One Power’ Smartphone

Motorola's online-exclusive "One Power" smartphone was launched in September and released in October as the company's first Android One device in India

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Motorola updates its 'One Power' smartphone with Android 9 Pie. (Wikimedia Commons)

Lenovo-owned Chinese smartphone company Motorola on Friday announced that it has started rolling out the Android 9 Pie software over-the-air (OTA) update to its “One Power” smartphone, replacing Android Oreo.

Android 9 Pie was officially released in August and was initially made available on Google Pixel and OnePlus 6 devices.

Android 9 Pie update is bringing “Motorola One Power” users longer and improved battery life, an entirely new user interface (UI) with redesigned “Quick Settings” and a revamped split-screen option, the company said in a statement.

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Android 9 Pie was officially released in August and was initially made available on Google Pixel and OnePlus 6 devices. Wikimedia commons

The update comes with intuitive navigation, simplified volume controls, improved “Do Not Disturb” mode and an easier mechanism to manage notifications along with support for dual SIM dual VoLTE and better low-light imaging.

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Motorola’s online-exclusive “One Power” smartphone was launched in September and released in October as the company’s first Android One device in India. It is available on Flipkart for Rs 15,999. (IANS)