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The 10 coolest smartphone patents filed in 2020 so far…

From detachable displays to transparent phones, these 10 mobile patents herald interesting innovations for the smartphone industry in the coming years.

|Oct 9|magazine1 min read

Given the ongoing economic pressures of the global pandemic, the smartphone industry is becoming more competitive than ever as manufacturers fight to be first to market with new innovations and attract new customers as a result. Each year, hundreds of patents are filed by the big players in the handset manufacturing space, and 2020 has been no exception. From a swathe of foldable phone patents to invisible cameras and universal fingerprint recognition, the flagship smartphones of 2021 and beyond are only going to become more futuristic. This week, we’ve rounded up the 10 coolest smartphone patents filed this year.