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  • A OnePlus patent has emerged detailing the company’s possible foldable phone ambitions.
  • The device in question packs two hinges and can fold into a triangle if need be.

OnePlus could be the latest big hitter to join the foldable phone race. Per a patent spotted by LetsGoDigital, the company is envisioning a unique device that’s a stark departure from the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Huawei Mate X2.

The patent describes a OnePlus folding phone that uses two hinges instead of one, dividing it into three folding sections. The thickest section, which likely houses the battery and essential internals, rotates around the larger hinge. When this main section is tucked away, the phone can be used as a traditional glass sandwich. The second hinge supports two thinner sections. When these are unfolded, it allows the phone to effectively triple its display area.

Source: Android Authority