After IBM showed off a smartwatch that turns up to a tablet, it was now Oppo’s turn to patent a folding-screen smartwatch. The document was requested in September last year and published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
As you can see in the following image, the accessory – titled “wearable electronic device” – would work the size of a regular, straight-screen watch, but could be extended up to 200% in the second mode of use by removing a lock. side and unfold the display.
The look of the smartwatch lets you wear it on both your left and right arm. The user interface also changes when the device size changes. To top it off, the folding process would be fully automatic.
The site LetsGoDigital arrived to create 3D renderings of the new patent Oppo, where you can check the platform change and an idea of the size of the smartwatch in each of the two modes of use.
It is worth mentioning: the simple registration of a patent does not mean that the project will come true. However, their existence signals an idea in the manufacturer’s plans.