Dual screen and foldable phone feature request!


#1

If two Librem 5 phones were put together, it would be cool to have them work together creating a dual screen foldable phone. Similar to Microsoft’s Andromeda mythical phone. And better yet, the phone could take advantage of the horsepower available from the other phone.

Or another idea. If the Librem 5 phone does well, make an accessory where the user could add a screen to the phone. It’s sole purpose is to turn the phone into a dual screen foldable phone. But it’s not a phone…just another screen to add to the phone. Which also acts as a screen protector when you fold the phone in a closed position. Just a thought, it would add more interest and value into the Librem 5. Would definitely make me want it more.

Btw - if either of these are done, a stylus would be a must.


#2

I fully agree with all of this, and I also think it’ll be a decade before it could even become possible for this scrappy startup to reach that kind of production sophistication. Huge firms have been trying to crack the foldable phone nut for many years and only just now did Samsung crack it … with a $2,000 price tag. And no stylus.


#3

ring1000,
Purism is already facing monumental challenges and can’t get distracted. In my opinion, Purism should focus on the basics, and not try to make anything too exotic. Purism already has a thousands distractions to deal with, and these kinds of requests should be ignored.

The most important thing is for Purism to get the basic software stack of mobile Linux working (Linux-Wayland-GTK±libhandy-phosh) and focus on creating (or adapting from GNOME) the essential apps and get a working app store.

Leave everything else to the community (like this request) and let the creative juices of the tinkerers flow.


#4

@ring1000 don’t hold your breath. samsung and other proprietary companies hold patents on this topic alone. patents last for 20 years so … do the math.

plus this screen bending technology is a nightmare in terms of reliability and longevity. much like the current oled … and very expensive