Tech & Science Huawei and Samsung are neck and neck in the foldable smartphone race

10:40  15 april  2018
10:40  15 april  2018 Source:   Relaxnews (AFP)

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Samsung and ZTE appear to be very interested in foldable smartphones but another smartphone giant might also join the race in the near future. We ’ re talking about Huawei , which is one of the biggest smartphone makers in the world.

Move over, bezel-less smartphones — foldable devices could soon be the next mobile craze. We all know Samsung has been teasing a foldable smartphones for years now, more or less as a way to showcase their flexible display technology.

Will Huawei have a foldable smartphone out this year? © Provided by AFPRelaxNews Will Huawei have a foldable smartphone out this year? It looks as though Huawei is in a race against Samsung, LG and other manufacturers for the title of “world's first truly foldable smartphone.”

According to a report from Korean news site ETNews, which claims its information comes from sources with direct knowledge of the plans, Huawei has recently signed non-disclosure agreements with its suppliers, in connection to the mysterious ‘foldable phone' that could be unveiled as early as November.

If there is a November reveal, that date could very likely win the brand the title of ‘world's first'. But before getting too excited and putting this on top of the Christmas list, it's not sure whether the foldable phone will actually be available for purchase, with that time period more likely being for a reveal. That could give the company some time to figure out what apps would complement double the screen real estate, which comes with the unique feature of being able to be folded down the middle.

Huawei and Samsung are neck and neck in the foldable smartphone race

  Huawei and Samsung are neck and neck in the foldable smartphone race It looks as though Huawei is in a race against Samsung, LG and other manufacturers for the title of “world's first truly foldable smartphone.”  According to a report from Korean news site ETNews, which claims its information comes from sources with direct knowledge of the plans, Huawei has recently signed non-disclosure agreements with its suppliers, in connection to the mysterious ‘foldable phone' that could be unveiled as early as November.

However, the CEO is optimistic about Huawei ’s bright future believing that it will become the No.1 smartphone maker in the world at some point in the future, overtaking both Samsung and Apple in the process. Future of Foldable Smartphones .

Samsung is targeting to develop smartphones with a foldable screen later this year. Companies such as Apple, Huawei , and Microsoft are also seemingly building their native foldable mobile device versions to step into the next-level of the smartphone market.

And according to the same sources, Huawei is also planning to unveil a folding phone with 5G support in the later part of 2019.

But Huawei is not the only brand working on a foldable smartphone. Earlier this month, it was reported that LG had been granted a patent for a foldable smartphone design while Samsung Mobile President, DJ Koh, has been quoted saying that they too will have something to show in regards of a truly foldable Galaxy smartphone this year. Meanwhile the Axon M by ZTE, which launched in China earlier this year, is a foldable smartphone, however it takes a different approach to the foldable aspect, taking the form of two screens sandwiched together via a hinge.

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