While we have heard about Samsung working on a foldable smartphone and trying to push it very soon, we have leaks from Huawei who are allegedly going to beat Samsung by bringing their folding phone first to the market.Huawei is planning to release the foldable phone to the commercial market in November.
According to the latest reports, Huawei had signed an NDA(Non-Disclosure Agreement) with domestic and international smartphone part makers which are closely attached to building foldable smartphones.
The phone is being made under the leadership of Huawei Shanghai Research and Development Centre’s Chief Technology Officer.Huawei is in a hurry to launch the blueprints of the phone and make it available before Samsung or any other company.
This statement was translated from Chinese.
A company official said to ET News,”We felt strongly that we would reverse the market dominance with the release of the foldable smartphone, which is complete than [the one from] Samsung Electronics.”
Earlier reports suggest that Apple would also be releasing their foldable phone in 2020 partnering with LG and making MicroLED displays and foldable displays. Samsung CEO had said that they would be making their smartphone for the commercial market very soon and this was said before MWC (Mobile World Congress 2018).
Foldable Smartphone And Android
Talking about foldable phones we did see from ZTE called the Axon M and while it did fold but what Huawei and Samsung are working on is a phone whose display can bend and fold it would make the phone more portable.
Reports also say that they will be sourcing their OLED Panels from LG and not Samsung as they are in direct competition. Also, LG had said that they will be having foldable displays by 2019 so that can also be a reason why Huawei is getting displays from them.
The working and the aesthetics are totally unknown and the slight hint was laid by the ZTE’s Axon M which showed how Android would work on the phone.The Axon M also showed the inability of Android to be working on a phone like this.
Huawei Foldable Phone: Rumoured Specifications
There is not a lot of information available on the Huawei smartphone in terms of specifications but the phone should be powered by the Kirin 980 which is also expected to power the Huawei Mate 20 which will be launched in October of this year.
We are also looking forward to seeing a triple camera setup like the Huawei P20 Pro and an in-display fingerprint scanner.