A number of major technology companies are trying to manufacture their foldable smartphones. While Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Fold at the launch of Galaxy S10 smartphones, Huawei has once showcased its 5G foldable handset – Mate X. Now, a report has surfaced online that claims that Sony has also patented its foldable design smartphone.
According to a new report by LetsGoDigital, Sony had patented its new foldable smartphone that shows a flexible display of the rear and front that has a pressure sensor, acceleration sensor, and temperature sensor. As per the report, the company will be adding a resistance and photo sensor on the display of the smartphone that will help the device determine the holding habits and customize the UI accordingly.
Sony’s foldable smartphone will feature a folding design that will be similar to that of Huawei Mate X. This means that the screen of the smartphone will fold outwards. When the device is folded outwards it will provide the smartphone with a secondary display screen. However, the company has not revealed when the foldable device will be launched or whether it will be made available for purchase at all.
As per a previous video that was shared by Tech Configurations, it has been revealed that the company is working on the foldable design of its upcoming smartphone. Besides the design, a few specifications of the smartphone have also come to light. According to the leaks, the device is expected to come with a 6.2-inch 4K resolution OLED display (when folded out), a dual rear camera set-up (19MP + 12MP), an in-display fingerprint sensor, 8GB of RAM, 128/256/512GB of internal storage and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 SoC.
Apart from this, it’s also speculated that the foldable phone will be called Xperia Note Flex and it will come with a polymer joint.
We should mention that earlier this year, South Korean technology giant Samsung launched its first foldable smartphone – Galaxy Fold. The device was all set to be made available in markets for purchase, but due to some screen durability issue, there has been a delay. Before launching the smartphone, the company sent few units for a review to a number of Youtubers in the US. But the smartphone company postponed the sale of the device when it got the feedback that the display of the handset broke in some cases. A film on top of the display, that wasn’t supposed to be removed, could also easily be removed. But now Samsung has re-engineered the hinge and it says that going forward, the film will be impossible to peel off by hands.
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