According to a new rumor, Huawei may launch a smartphone foldable clamshell like the Motorola Razr or the Galaxy Z Flip Samsung.
Huawei is one of the first brands to have proposed smartphones foldable. And after you have launched the Mate X, as well as the Matte Xs, the chinese giant could also release a smartphone foldable clamshell as the Galaxy Z Flip Samsung. In any case, this is what is suggested by an article published this week by the site Android Authority, which relays images that have been captured on a patent of Huawei.
As you can see in the images below, this patent describes a smartphone screen foldable very similar to the Galaxy Z and Flip to the Motorola Razr. Huawei would have made the patent application in August 2019, and got a green light recently.
— Zona HarmonyOS (@ZHarmonyos) July 7, 2020
This could be #Huawei’s answer to the #Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
A freshly granted #Huawei patent shows a Galaxy Z Flip-like clamshell phone.
It appears to have a vertically aligned multi-camera setup at the back and a notch upfront Huawei filed the application for the foldable phone pic.twitter.com/FvZjjGva3q
— Technical Gamer (@GamingTipster_) July 7, 2020
But of course, even if this patent exists, it does not necessarily mean that Huawei is going to launch a smartphone foldable clamshell soon. However, given that the models of Samsung and Motorola have made a good impression, it is quite possible that Huawei is more interested in this format.
A format that could sell themselves better ?
On the other hand, previous rumors had already suggested the possibility that Huawei is launching a competitor to the Galaxy Z Flip Samsung. And recent rumors also indicate that the chinese giant is preparing to launch a model that will use a glass screen ultra-thin as the latest smartphone foldable Samsung. Finally, as noted by Android Authority, Huawei would have already filed the trademark ” Matt V “, which could very well be the name of one of its upcoming devices to screen foldable.
But for the moment, which again prevents the sales of smartphones foldable to take off, what are the prices of these. However, as and to the extent that the production of this type of screen will increase, costs may decrease, which could reduce the price of the final products.
Moreover, in march 2019, Huawei explained that later, the price of a smartphone screen foldable could be reduced to below 1 000 euros, when production will increase. But this statement was made before the USA announced sanctions against the chinese brand, and until the pandemic has dealt a blow hard in the sales of smartphones in the world.