The Japanese company Fujifilm, which is mostly known for producing digital cameras and some other products such as printers, apparently intends to enter the clamshell mobile market and launch a device with Samsung clamshell mobile design.
According to the LetsGoDigital website, the Japanese company has filed a new patent with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) entitled “Unstable Electronic Device and Readable Computer”. The images related to this patent make a smartphone with a large main screen it shows It folds inwards and, like many new clamshells, has a smaller external display. In other words, the design of this device is quite similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 clamshell phone that was introduced last month.
There are other reasons for Fujifilm to be inspired by the Galaxy Z Fold 3, because in addition to the similar design, the device specified in this patent also supports the stylus. Technizo Concept has designed a computer rendering of this phone based on the information published in this patent, which shows its appearance well. In addition, the lower part of the device is quite prominent and the edges around it can be seen on three very thin sides.
This patent and rendering does not show any details about the back panel of the Fujifilm phone, so there is no information about the number of cameras and how to position the camera module. On the other hand, no selfie camera can be seen on the screen, so it can be said that the Japanese company may also intend to use the camera technology under the screen. Of course, the main focus of the patent has been on the display and design of this phone, so such a thing can not be said with certainty.
It is also not clear at this time that Fujifilm is working on the design and development of this device and its clamshell phone. So we have to wait for official or more accurate information from market informed sources.