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Huawei plans to launch world’s first foldable smartphone

April 26, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms

 By using foldable screens, smartphone-makers notably hope to double display size for consumers while maintaining pocket-sized form factors.


By using foldable screens, smartphone-makers notably hope to double display size for consumers while maintaining pocket-sized form factors.

While smartphone giants are working on foldable phone there were expectations that Apple will be the first to launch a foldable  smartphone in 2020.

However, it seems that Chinese Smartphone brand has come first in the race of Foldable Smartphones as Huawei plans to launch world’s first foldable smartphone in November.

According to ETnews, the South Korean website evokes a smartphone with a display that can fold inwards on itself. However no information has yet transpired about this mysterious handset, which is, nevertheless, likely to debut in Huawei’s home market.

In order to beat Samsung at its own game, Huawei has reportedly sourced bendy OLED screens from rival South Korean tech firm, LG.

The foldable Huawei device is a full-sized tablet. It appears to fold in the middle to become a smartphone. But there is a “small gap” between the two screens when they are opened in the tablet position. By using foldable screens, smartphone-makers notably hope to double display size for consumers while maintaining pocket-sized form factors.

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Huawei the world’s third largest smartphone vendor (153 million handsets shipped in 2017) hit headlines in March 2018 with its freshly launched P20 Pro, the first smartphone to feature a triple camera, with a 40-Megapixel sensor for color, a 20-Megapixel sensor for black and white and an 8-Megapixel sensor for the 3x optical zoom.

Until now, Samsung has been blazing the trail for foldable smartphones, showcasing various forms of folding and flexing display prototypes since 2011. Moreover, the firm is rumored to have discreetly presented several prototype handsets with foldable screens to a privileged few at CES 2018 in January. Production and sale, under the name Galaxy X, could be on the cards for late 2018 or early 2019.

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