Nokia patents flexible hinge for foldable tablets
Nokia has been working on foldable electronics for a while now and has previously demonstrated the Nokia Kinect concept. The Kinect concept is a phone with a bendable screen which responds to both touch and twists.
Nokia’s patent has proposed using multilayered strips of elastomers and composite fabrics. While the first layer could possibly be made of a thermoplastic or thermoset material acting as a sturdy spring and the second layer could either be kevlar or cordura fabric. We really don’t expect to see this as an actual product any time soon but we never expected a 41MP cameraphone either ! We’ll keep our eye out for more information and in the meanwhile you can check out the Nokia Kinect concept video below.