Complimenting previous reports about LG’s foldable smartphone, a recent patent submitted to the USPTO reveals an interesting twist – a built in ‘hand strap’.
Noticed by Mobiel Kopen, the design patent was submitted in March 2015 and published this week.
The patent alludes to a foldable phone with a hand strap on the rear of the device.
It’s thought the feature may prevent drops and facilitate a tighter grip, especially useful given the foldable nature of the device.
The built-in hand strap may also prove useful for live streaming and recording videos.
However, the recent USPTO patent only describes design, not function.