Items tagged with folding display

So far this year, we've two production near-production folding smartphones from Samsung and Huawei. Both smartphones have folding OLED display panels that can fold in half, making for a more pocketable device when not in use. However, both the Galaxy Fold and the Mate X exhibit an unsightly display crease when fully unfurled. A newly granted Microsoft patent, however, look to solve the display crease problem with an innovative hinge mechanism beneath the display. The patent, which was first discovered by Windows United, is entitled “Moveable display supports, computing devices using same, and methods of use” and was granted on June... Read more...
Smartphones with foldable displays seem to be all the rage these days buoyed by innovative smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Fold (which has run into its share of problems even before its official release) and the Huawei Mate X. However, the foldable display craze is about to hit the PC sector as well, and Lenovo will be among the first to jump on the bandwagon. The company announced tonight that it is currently developing the "world's first foldable PC" and that it will actually be released to the market next year. Lenovo isn't being specific about an exact launch date, so it's simply sticking with 2020 for now. And although Lenovo hasn't announced an official name... Read more...
Yesterday told you about the unfortunate news concerning Samsung's brand-new Galaxy Fold smartphone. Hailed as being a revolutionary design that gives users a tablet experience in a device that is still somewhat pocketable, the Galaxy Fold is the first such entry from a major OEM. In a flood of first-person reports that came through yesterday, it was discovered that the flexible displays on the Galaxy Fold were breaking prematurely. In one instance, a piece of foreign material worked its way under one review unit and eventual pierced the OLED panel, permanently damaging it. In other instances, a protective layer over the display began peeling away prematurely. In yet another, the... Read more...
Samsung’s high-profile and highly expensive Galaxy Fold hasn’t even made it to the hands of consumers yet, but it looks as though the company already has a PR nightmare on its hands. The South Korean company sent out a handful of Galaxy Fold review samples to bloggers around the globe, and a number of them are reporting serious display failures. There were already concerns about the fragility of the display due its covering being made of plastic along with the constant folding/unfolding stresses that the device would undergo. Now with those devices out in the real world, it seems as though those fears have been realized. The Verge’sDieter Bohn reports... Read more...
If 2018 was the year of the notch, it looks as though 2019 may be the year of the folding smartphone. So far, we’ve seen the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X; and Motorola is confirmed to be working on a folding smartphone that will likely be branded as a Moto RAZR. We’re now learning – thanks to patent uncovered by Patently Mobile – that Google has its eyes on folding smartphones as well. We all know that Google is supporting folding smartphones on the software side with Android Q, but this patent relates to actual hardware. The patent shows two different folding display designs, one of which has a single fold,... Read more...
When it comes to folding smartphones, there are two entries that have been brought to the tablet by mainstream OEMs: the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X. The devices pack large folding s and are powered by burly octa-core processors; the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 on the former, and the Kirin 980 on the latter. However, each of those smartphones is priced through the stratosphere. The Galaxy Fold carries a price tag of $1,980, while the Mate X will set you back a whopping $2,600. Motorola may be going for the more practical approach with its upcoming RAZR remake, as witnessed by the specs that the folks over at XDA-Developers were able to dig up on the folding... Read more...
Late last week we received word that Motorola was working on a successor to its widely popular original RAZR flip phone. However, rather than being a "dumb phone", this would be modern design with all the "luxury" trappings of the Android operating system. Today, we're getting a closer look at what Motorola is potentially cooking up thanks to drawings that were found in a December patent filing with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). There is nothing by way of logos or any information regarding the specs of the device, but we can clearly see the overall design language of the phone, which most definitely pays homage to the original. The device takes on the traditional... Read more...