Previously, Sony ignored the trends in the world of smartphones, but recently still succumbed to the onslaught of competitors. In Xperia 1, the Japanese manufacturer has already gone the way of increasing the number of cameras and pulling displays. The next step is likely to be the creation of a flexible smartphone. This is indicated by the new patent.
The document describing the "folding device with sensors in the display" appeared in the database of the world intellectual property office. The application was filed on March 4, 2019, and the patent was published publicly on June 27.
The explanatory note describes a screen with three main sensors: pressure, temperature, and acceleration. Thanks to their interaction the device will understand in what position it is held by the user. The document also mentions a gadget with two displays. It is possible that this is another development of the Japanese company.
The publication of the patent, alas, does not mean that the manufacturer will soon show the device described in the document. But this suggests that Sony is preparing for the potential release of a foldable smartphone if the market is in demand for such gadgets.