Huawei guns to beat Samsung for 'the world's first foldable phone' title in November
by Daniel Petrov / Apr 12, 2018, 3:49 AM
Needless to say, an announcement doesn't mean that the phone will be released soon after, but the same can be said for Samsung's Q1 schedule as well. Apple is also said to be playing around with foldable display prototypes, sourced from LG again, as it is afraid that Samsung might snoop on its product plans otherwise. Huawei's phone is tipped to be of the inward folding variety, as the outward type is trickier to master - something that Samsung has also struggled with.
As to specs and software that will take advantage of a handset that can crimp over itself, becoming much smaller to carry around when not in use, these remain to be seen... or heard beforehand in the rumor mill. Just to be on the safe side, Huawei might announce a working prototype or engineering sample, and gauge consumer acceptance before it plunges into mass production. Judging from the excellent P20 series it just outed, the company might as well pull off another innovative handset out of the proverbial hat come this fall.
source: ETNews (translated)
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i think its Porsche Design branded and cost about 3000$
posted on Apr 12, 2018, 4:01 AM 5
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Samsung said they aren't rushing to be first anymore so this is fine
posted on Apr 12, 2018, 4:20 AM 2
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Yet Nowei still needs Samsung bendable AMOLED display to make it happen. Not impressed!
posted on Apr 12, 2018, 6:05 AM 1
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I thought ZTE already did it.
posted on Apr 12, 2018, 4:42 AM 0
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Apple worried about Samsung copying their folding screen......hahahahaha. Samsung have WORKING prototypes. What do Apple have?.....drawings?
posted on Apr 12, 2018, 5:51 AM 7
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No apple is worried about Samsung copying just about anything it can. Samsung copies Apple or anybody that they seem fit to copy. You have no idea how far any of these projects are along.
posted on Apr 12, 2018, 6:51 AM 2
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Don't rush Huawei take your time and make it right.
posted on Apr 12, 2018, 6:34 AM 1
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The rumor is that Huawei is trying to put LG's folding screen in its phones, but LG's folding screen is not as mature as Samsung's. The minimum curvature of LG's phone screen is 1R(Samsung's 0.5R), while no one knows if LG's screen can withstand 100,000 foldings. 100K was set as the minimum benchmark for a commercial grade folding phone by Samsung.
posted on Apr 12, 2018, 10:48 AM 0
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Huawei is better than Samsung. Their p20 pro is the latest example of good their phone has become. Chinese phone makers are slowly killing Samsung mobile.
posted on Apr 12, 2018, 6:52 AM 3
A bit too slow though, especially considering that China has 20% of the world's population and is nearly 30 times more populated than South Korea. Chinese phone manufacturers are are only now starting to catch up?
posted on Apr 12, 2018, 7:20 AM 1
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I doubt we will see any of this on shops anytime soon. They need to solve the wear on the screen when you fold it many times everyday before able to mass produce them for consumer use
posted on Apr 12, 2018, 8:03 AM 0
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chenski The Galaxy X is definitely launching this Christmas. Industry people were shown the working prototype behind the closed door at the CES 2018. Anyhow, Samsung is said to have hit the 100K fold durability. LG's screen that Huawei's trying to use, not so sure.
posted on Apr 12, 2018, 10:50 AM 0
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Lols! World's first foldable phone? NOKIA 6170 was a foldable phone released in 2004. https://www.gsmarena.com/nokia
posted on Apr 12, 2018, 8:12 AM 0
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For God sake please, Foldable screen phone moron not foldable phone.
posted on Apr 12, 2018, 1:28 PM 2
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