In mid-November, Motorola unveiled an updated version of the iconic 2004 smartphone Razr V3. The clamshell has received a bendable display and one of the most affordable prices among similar devices. According to the new patent, the next smartphone model can become modular and get a number of additional design features.
According to the patent, Motorola plans to revive the so-called Moto Mods, equipping the next folding smartphone with a modular design. It will be possible to replace the speaker in the middle of the element where the cameras are located. According to the idea, there will be a projector, speakers and much more.
The patent also states that the manufacturer can abandon the use of a flexible display by installing two conventional screens in the smartphone or by embedding a third additional touch screen in the front panel, as implemented in the Galaxy Fold.
As standard, the smartphone can receive three cameras, which will be located in a removable module. One camera will be located in the front, another in the back, and a third in the middle of the structure. Thus, it gives the potential to record 360-degree video. The documentation also mentions a 12-megapixel sensor and a structured IR light emitter, probably designed for face recognition.
The second option for a modular smartphone can be a device that does not fold vertically, but horizontally - like the Galaxy Fold. Currently, Motorola has not announced its plans for folding devices. Nevertheless, the described design opens up many possibilities, up to the integrated 5G-module and many other unnamed components.
This is not the first patent of a folding smartphone from Motorola. Recently, a mention of the second version of Razr 2 appeared on the network.