- IBM filed a patent for it in 2016, which was approved on June 11, 2019.
- There are a total of 8 folding displays, which can be unfolded according to need.
American tech company IBM has patented a smartwatch that can be used like smartphones and tablets. The special thing of this SmartWatch is that it has a folding display that takes the size of a large screen when you open it. According to the report, the company had filed the patent in 2016, which has now got approval. According to the patent, this variant device will have 2 * 3 inches 8 folding display.
Create a tablet from SmartWatch
As a standard configuration, it will use only one display in SmartWatch, while the rest of the screen will fit within smaller compartments made in the device. Users will be able to make them larger or smaller as per their requirement. For the bigger screen, all its displays have to be opened.
In the year 2016, IBM had filed a patent titled ‘Variable Display Size for an Electronic Display Device’. It was approved on June 11, 2019. They published it in the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) database.
When the full 8 display is unfolded, the phone goes into tablet mode, which has to be operated with both hands. However, the company has not ratified it regarding how this patent will work. According to the information given in a Dutch news site patent, it has released its 3D photographs.
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