If 2017 was the year of bezel-less phones, it looks like a whole new trend is about to make its debut! We’re talking about foldable phones, of course, a concept that has been embraced by major players in the smartphone market, like Samsung or even Apple. Still, more and more brands will follow their example, Huawei being one of them.
After releasing its new line-up of Mate 10 phablets, the Chinese manufacturer started being the subject of some rumors regarding its upcoming projects. Specifically, according to PhoneArena, we’re talking about a foldable phone, which could be released as early as 2018.
There’s a lot more which needs improvements
These details were actually confirmed by Huawei CEO Richard Yu, who declared that the company has a “working sample” of this mysterious upcoming foldable handset. Of course, several improvements need to be made, in terms of mechanical design and, of course, “better, more flexible screen technology”, all these being necessary, so the phone can become a product that’s ready to take on the competition.
A few weeks ago, ZTE, one of Huawei’s rivals, already announced a foldable smartphone, presented as Axon M and expected to hit AT&T’s offer very soon, but it’s definitely far from what Huawei is planning to do.
No need for a gap between the screens
The handset has two displays, joined together by a hinge and forming a large 6.75″ display, but with a significant gap in the middle. As for Huawei’s current prototype, it also has two screens, with a small gap, but Richard Yu says that they should get rid of it.
For the moment, this is pretty much everything we know about this handset. If Huawei manages to fix all its issues, it might as well be a pioneer for this new technology, but we guess we’ll just have to play the waiting game…