Huawei is reportedly working on a foldable smartphone that could change the course of the smartphone industry. The company is reported to launch the foldable smartphone in November.
According to a report by ETNews, the brand has signed a non-disclosure agreement with different companies that have the technology related to foldable screens. Huawei is likely to adopt flexible OLED technology, which will be manufactured by LG Display. With this, Huawei will become the world’s first company to bring a foldable smartphone commercially, beating Samsung, which has been reported to be working on the foldable technology for a long time.
The report further highlights that the smartphone could be folded inwards. Samsung is reportedly working on a smartphone that could be folded outwards. Previously, Huawei’s latest patent reveals an idea for the same that might release later this year. The patent which was filed back in September last year clarifies that the foldable device will have a single screen that bends instead of two separate displays that would need to be attached by a hinge.
Published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) website, Huawei’s patent is way different from ZTE’s take on a foldable smartphone. The Huawei smartphone, unlike the Axon M, will feature a single panel that would open to resemble a tablet and not feature dual displays like the ZTE device. The idea sounds much like the rumoured Microsoft Surface Phone which is still in its initial stages and we don’t quite yet know about the Huawei-made handset as well.