Could it really be possible that foldable phones will be able to make a successful comeback in the age of touchscreen technology?
Tech insiders disclosed that several mobile phone companies including Huawei, Apple, Motorola, and Microsoft have already filed patents for flexible display phones, following Samsung’s plan to launch a three-screen smartphone dubbed as “Galaxy X.”
Galaxy X is said to feature two 3.5-inch screens on its front and another 3.5-inch screen at the back, allowing it to function either as a tablet or as a phone.
On the other hand, Motorola plans to bare an evolved version of RAZR phones, which gained prominence in the early 2000s.
“With the new technology, particularly foldable screens, I think you will see more and more innovation on our smartphone design,” said Yang Yuanqing, the chief executive officer of Lenovo, who also owns the Motorola brand.
Meanwhile, LG forged partnerships with Huawei and Apple to develop smartphones with bendable OLED screens.
Apple has already filed a patent for “Electronic Devices With Flexible Displays” which can be “opened and closed like a book.”
This new development in the series of iPhones is expected to be released to the public in the year 2020, but Huawei might launch its new set of devices by November of this year.