OPPO files patent for a foldable smartwatch
OPPO files patent for a foldable smartwatch

OPPO files patent for a foldable smartwatch

Foldable smartphones are just starting to gain momentum even though none is yet to go commercial. But, we have seen several of them like Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X, Xiaomi’s and a handful of others. While we await the full rollout of foldable smartphones commercially, OPPO is presently attempting to create a storm with a foldable smartwatch. The BBK subsidiary recently filed for a patent with the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) late last year. The patent entitled ‘Wearable electronic device’ was published in September 2018 and describes a smartwatch with a flexible panel.OPPO foldable smartwatch

OPPO files patent for a foldable smartwatch

Like could be seen from the sketch, the patented Oppo smartwatch has a standard watch strap and a rectangular-shaped screen. A unique function of this smartwatch is that the panel module is foldable so that the user has a larger display area within no time if desired. The design will suit both these who prefer wearing their watch on the left or straight hand. When worn on the straight hand, the foldable display extends into the wrist whereas the left hand expands into the back of the palm. This kind of a design will make certain the panel will take few main support and won’t be hanging in the air.OPPO foldable smartwatch

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The smartwatch has two modes; a folded and unfolded mode. When unfolded, the screen area is increased by up to 200%, giving you up to three times more display space. The user interface In addition changes depending on the mobile gadget being used. In the folded position the peculiarly panel part is stored in the watch case, inside the main display. The watch case has a recessed groove from what the screen could slide out. The folding process is quite automatic.

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There is with no information if OPPO has seriously obtained a foldable smartwatch in development. The manufacturer has not still, introduced a foldable phone. So, we don’t view a foldable smartwatch approaching out any time soon.

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