News & Reviews: Patent
Jun 27, 2020
The competition in the true wireless stereo (TWS) space is fierce these days, as more brands continue to join the fray. For OPPO, there are the Enco series audio devices that were launch in recent months. But sources hint that a new OPPO TWS earbuds could already be in the works.
Jun 26, 2020
Based on a statement by patentlyapple.com, it seems that the future MacBooks could come equipped with a retractable keyboard which allows the laptops to be much thinner than usual. In terms of how the mechanism functions, the keyboard of the laptop will extend out when the lid is lifted and retracts when the laptop lid closes.
Jun 18, 2020
In this new era of flexible displays, foldable devices aren't the only form factor we'll see. There are a few companies like LG and TCL that have been working on rollable displays, but now it seems Samsung is joining the camp. Recently, a new patent for a rollable display was awarded to the company.
Jun 17, 2020
Other than the foldable display, the secondary display is also one of the innovative designs that smartphone manufacturers can explore further. Earlier, we have seen smartphones like the Meizu Pro 7, Yotaphone and Nubia X being launched with the feature. Now, it looks like Huawei might have a new smartphone with a secondary display as well after a patent filed by the company is spotted.
Jun 16, 2020
If it's not the pixel count, then it's the number of cameras. Smartphone brands can get rather competitive when it comes to camera specs these days and Samsung wants to get a leg up on the competition. Allegedly, the patent for a new Galaxy smartphone was found and it featured 6 cameras at the back
Jun 08, 2020
Taking group selfies is hard these days with the COVID-19 situation. But a new idea from Apple could just be the thing to let you do so. Recently, the company was granted a new patent for a software that can generate "synthetic group selfies".
May 13, 2020
A lot of smartphones have similarities these days, so we always appreciate seeing different designs that stand out from the norm. That seems to be what vivo is going for, as a new patent from the company was recently discovered. The patent depicts a device that comes with a slide mechanism.
May 04, 2020
There are a ton of social messaging apps online, but not all of them allow you to edit your message if you did a typo. That might change for Apple iPhone users though, as recently the company just filed a new patent application at the US Patent and Trademark Office for that. This includes editing sent messages and improved application launcher.
Jan 29, 2020
Surprisingly, popular eCommerce company Alibaba recently unveiled their designs for a foldable smartphone which can be folded over twice. This design is quite unique due to the fact that foldable smartphones from Huawei, Samsung and Motorola can only be folded once.
Jan 15, 2020
We all know by now that patents don't necessarily result in finished products. However, it's still cool to see what brands and companies are cooking up in the background. Recently, a new patent filing by Xiaomi was approved by the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) and it contains designs for a smartphone with a pop-up system with multiple cameras.