soon a foldable flip smartphone like the Galaxy Z Flip? July 15, 2020 – Posted in: Smartphone news
Huawei was one of the first brands to offer foldable smartphones. And after the launch of the Mate X and Mate X, the Chinese giant could also bring out a foldable clamshell smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. This is definitely suggested in an article released this week on the Android Authority website that shares pictures that would have been taken with a Huawei patent.
As you can see in the pictures below, this patent describes a foldable screen smartphone that is very similar to the Galaxy Z Flip and Motorola Razr. Huawei is said to have applied for a patent in August 2019 and recently received the green light.
– Zona HarmonyOS (@ZHarmonyos) July 7, 2020
That could be #HuaweiAnswer to that #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 on the back, and a notch in advance Huawei made the request for the foldable phone pic.twitter.com/FvZjjGva3q
– Technical player (@GamingTipster_) July 7, 2020
But even if this patent does exist, it doesn’t necessarily mean that Huawei will soon launch a foldable flip smartphone. However, since the models from Samsung and Motorola have made a good impression, it is quite possible that Huawei is becoming more and more interested in this format.
A format that could sell better?
On the other hand, previous rumors had already opened up the possibility that Huawei would launch a competitor for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. And recent rumors also suggest that the Chinese giant is about to launch a model that will use an ultra-thin glass screen like Samsung’s latest foldable smartphone. After all, as the Android Authority notes, Huawei has already registered the “Mate V” brand, which could well be the name of one of its next foldable display devices.
What is preventing the sale of foldable smartphones at the start is the price. However, as production of this type of screen increases, costs can decrease, which could lower the price of end products.
In addition, Huawei said in March 2019 that the price of a smartphone with a foldable screen could drop below 1,000 euros later as production increased. However, the statement was made before the US announced sanctions against the Chinese brand and before the pandemic had a serious impact on smartphone sales worldwide.