Race on for fold­able phone

Afro Voice (National Edition) - - BUSINESS -

It looks as though Huawei is in a close 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, Huawei has re­cently signed non-dis­clo­sure agree­ments with its sup­pli­ers in con­nec­tion with its mys­te­ri­ous “fold­able phone” that could be un­veiled as early as Novem­ber.

That date could likely win the brand the ti­tle of be­ing the “world’s first” – but it’s not sure whether the fold­able phone will be avail­able for pur­chase.

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.

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

Ear­lier this month, it was re­ported that LG had been granted a patent for a fold­able smart­phone de­sign while Sam­sung Mo­bile’s pres­i­dent has been quoted say­ing that they too will have some­thing to show in re­gards of a truly fold­able Galaxy smart­phone. – Re­laxnews

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