It appears that Google hopes to track the collapsible movement of the smartphone according to this patent. After Samsung and Huawei have unveiled their folding phones at this year’s MWC, the rest of the manufacturers will certainly follow and Google does not want to be left out.
The patent reveals a similar design to the Motorola Razr 2019 and is like the Galaxy Fold an “Innie”. The patent also describes a gap between the two halves, as required by currently available technology.
But keep in mind that patents are not always realized in a finished product, so do not hold your breath. Google’s foldable smartphone could be very different in the end.