Samsung patent reveals its next foldable smartphone will be a Huawei Mate X copycat
by Cosmin Vasile / Mar 11, 2019, 4:33 AM
Specs aside, the major difference between these two smartphones is the way their displays fold. First off, we have the Samsung Galaxy Fold, which features a big display that folds to the inside of the device. Secondly, there's the Huawei Mate X which folds outward, with the part of the display that becomes the back side of the folded phone turning off.
Samsung is reportedly readying two other foldable smartphones, one of which will feature the same foldable design as the Mate X. One of Samsung's patents spotted by LetsGoDigital (translated) reveals what the upcoming Samsung foldable smartphone might look like.
It's definitely a step up from the current model, the Galaxy Fold since it comes with a flexible segment in the middle that makes it possible to close it seamlessly when completely unfolded. The images also reveal some sort of slide that works like a lock to make sure that the phone remains flat when opened.
This removes the need of having to implement a more sturdy hinge to keep the phone completely flat when you open it. If Samsung does plan to launch such a device, it will be the company's first foldable smartphone to feature an outward-facing display, in the same vein as Huawei's Mate X.
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They’re just feeding Huawei their own medicine if you get what I mean.
posted on Mar 11, 2019, 4:53 AM 3
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I'm sorry, I prefer the inward fold of the Galaxy fold. These outward folds are seemingly prone to scratch damage. Unless the hinge accommodates some sort of flap to cover the back side of the device when closed
posted on Mar 11, 2019, 5:00 AM 10
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The patent was filed on 21st september 2018. So, its much before huawei launched its mate x.
posted on Mar 11, 2019, 7:20 AM 8
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Not sure what this reporter is trying to say here. Royale demo'ed a outward display back last year already, not sure why anyone would attribute the first design to Huawei.
posted on Mar 11, 2019, 8:06 AM 0
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Sure did, in November Huawei copied it almost exactly. This site just like to take digs at Samsung.
posted on Mar 11, 2019, 11:03 AM 1
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