This foldable phone which could be launched in early 2019, will reportedly use a flexible OLED display made by China’s BOE Technology Group.
Even though BOE’s screen technology is said to be inferior to Samsung’s own, that’s apparently not stopping Huawei — it’s intent is to be first, which would showcase itself as an innovator capable of leapfrogging Samsung.
With so few units planned, it is not that Huawei wants its first foldable phone to replace its flagship Android phones but the company hopes that it will click with early adopters. Maybe the same mobile gamer niche Samsung is reportedly targeting with its foldable phone. The intention of Huawei is to be first, which would showcase itself as an innovator capable of leapfrogging Samsung
O the contrary, more info on the Samsung’s foldable phone continues to spread. The WSJ’s report previously announced that Samsung’s foldable phone display would measure about 7 inches and fold in half like a wallet. When folded up, the rear would feature a “small display bar” and cameras on the front.
The Nikkei Asian Review also claims that Samsung’s foldable phone will be “no thicker than an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus” and sport a 7.3-inch screen when fully open.
The report also stated that Samsung’s foldable phone will have one durability limitation: It will only fold 20,000 times. The Nikkei also echoes that the foldable phone’s potentially high price tag of $1,500-2,000.