Lenovo could announce a foldable smartphone as early as next month

Lenovo could announce a foldable smartphone as early as next month
Lenovo foldable tablet concept

When foldable smartphones are mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is probably Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy F, or perhaps even Huawei’s future offering. But one company that doesn’t tend to come up in conversation is Lenovo, although this may be about to change.

Way back in June of 2016, the Chinese company showed off its first foldable device concepts. These were followed a year later by some slightly refined versions. But since then, the company has remained completely quiet on the matter. However, in response to a video posted on Chinese social network Weibo yesterday, Lenovo asked users to stay tuned and suggested that some news on the matter may be coming as early as next month.

Unsurprisingly, it’s unclear at this point what Lenovo has up its sleeves for the month of October. After all, the company could potentially unveil the world’s first foldable smartphone. But considering the lack of leaks, this seems unlikely. Instead, Lenovo will likely reveal the first few details about its future offering before its eventual release.

If Lenovo does indeed have a foldable smartphone up its sleeves, an official unveiling will likely take place sometime in January. Interestingly, though, this would put the company in direct competition with Samsung. So it’ll remain to be seen which product will ultimately steal the title of the world’s first foldable smartphone.

source: Weibo (translated) via PlayfulDroid



1. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2188; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

If its anything like the concept...huge fail. Another Android company looking to create excitement that just isn't there.

9. Phullofphil

Posts: 1789; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Really. I am excited to see it. What else we got to look forward too. Stop the dumb rivalry. Android has nothing to do with what the phone companies do with the hardware. I’m glad to see companies push the limits of technology I don’t care if it will work or not. That is a lot more important than one somebody to fail just because you don’t like their style of phone that’s complete Idiocracy. And every device can unfold into a tablet and fold into a usable good looking phone that will be a hit

10. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2188; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

You realize that you are going to pay over $1600 and up. Get your wallet ready for “push the limits of technology”, just so that you can fold your phone.

11. mootu

Posts: 1517; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Well the highest spec iPhone XS Max with Apple Care would cost you pretty much the same and they are definitly not “pushing the limits of technology”. So not really a problem is it, you did this yourself recently didn't you?

2. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

That thing in the picture is no folding smartphone, that's a folding tablet.

3. joshuaswingle

Posts: 591; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

And that's exactly what it says below the image lol

5. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Wasn't there when I made the comment. Good editing.

6. joshuaswingle

Posts: 591; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

It was there when the article went live. I'm not gonna lie about it, am I?

4. scarface21173

Posts: 689; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I thought huawei would of brought some foldable tech to the market first.

7. odachek

Posts: 123; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Not when they using cheap plastic to replace glass and the huge bezels...let's just wait for Samsung to see how they make plastic screen looks premium.

8. emjoigently

Posts: 152; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

I'm still not sure how these foldable phones will actually work. Not the Nintendo DS style, but the single big screen that bends. I'm waiting for the first one to drop.

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