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LG Electronics has patented a foldable phone design made up of three pieces, two displays, and no ports. So far, only two companies have unveiled foldable phones. These, of course, are Samsung and Huawei with the Galaxy Fold and the Mate X, respectively. While LG may not have announced any foldable phones yet, the company spearheaded the foldable revolution as early as 2014, possibly even 2013. The designs of an LG foldable smartphone has surfaced and it may hint at where the direction the company is planning to take its foldable smartphone panel tech. A document detailing the “Z-Fold Type Foldable Smartphone” was just recently published in the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) database. The document itself contains a surprisingly large number of sketches. The pictured device combines a foldable display bending inward with a separate second display, which is also mounted in an interesting way. The outer segments look…