Huawei To Launch A Foldable Smartphone
Although many expected that Samsung was the first manufacturer to launch a phone with a folding screen, the expected Samsung Galaxy X, it was finally ZTE who took the cat to the water with the ZTE Axon M, a terminal with a flexible dual screen that has a design, the less, innovative. But it seems to confirm that Huawei does not want to be left behind and has been working on its own phone with a folding screen for some time.
It must be said that Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei already said in October last year that they were working on their own phone with a folding screen, so we are not talking about a rumour, but a reality.
This is the patent for Huawei’s folding screen phone
As you can see in the image above that the Chinese manufacturer wants to launch its own solution with a folding screen. Huawei is positioning itself as one of the best manufacturers in the industry, with its latest flagship it is already breaking records in DxOMark demonstrating that the Huawei P20 camera and Huawei P20 Pro are the best on the market. But Huawei wants more.
Keep in mind that this patent is just a concept and Huawei phone with the folding screen may not have this design finally. Or if? To say that this patent was presented on September 19 and today it has been filtered showing what its design would look like.
This patent, entitled “Folding mechanism for mobile terminal” shows a device that would have a single screen, unlike the two-screen system used by ZTE, which can be opened and closed as if it were a book through a mechanism that it functions as a hinge thanks to the use of a hard support structure and a second rigid structure that allows the screen to be folded frequently without it suffering any damage.
By the size, we can think that this device could function as both tablet and smartphone thanks to its folding screen that we would use according to our needs.
We do not know when we will see the new generation of folding screen phones from Huawei, Samsung and other manufacturers that are committed to this technology, although seeing how this market is evolving we are sure that the next edition of the CES of Las Vegas, the largest electronic event of worldwide, will be the ideal showcase for leading manufacturers to show their first flexible phones.