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Sony is reportedly working on new foldable phone

Sony is reportedly working on new foldable phone”

It has been quite some time since Sony has been at the forefront of innovation in smartphones and with dwindling sales across the world, it seems unlikely that the company has any intentions of spending on R&D required for a rollable smartphone.

What is Sony attempting to do here?

A tweet has appeared on a social media site and is already making its way through the internet, announcing Sony's plans to introduce a smartphone with a rollable technology. However, the Mate X has now been pushed back till at least September, while the Galaxy Fold still hasn't got an official relaunch date, although it is said to be ready to roll out.

While we believed that Sony is close to an nearly demise in the smartphone market, this news definitely changes things. The prototype comes with a 3,220mAh battery and 10x zoom camera. The retail version is said to be powered with Snapdragons 855 SoC and will be coming with X50 modem for the support for 5G. The handset is expected to be built along with the "Nautilus design" principles.

While we look forward to folding phones from Samsung and Huawei to go on sale, Sony is seemingly working on some flexible display tech of its own - but in this case, we're talking a few rollable phones rather than a foldable one. The display screen is going to be supplied by LG, who have earlier rolled out a TV with a roll-up display called the OLED TV R earlier this year.

The leaker didn't explain what the "nautilus design" meant, but he did attach a link to a video showing Samsung's rollable display shown in 2016 "just for illustration purposes".



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