Sony working on a foldable phone, to take on Samsung Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X: Report
Sony’s foldable phone could launch the device in December or early 2020.Updated: Jul 08, 2019 12:58 IST
After Samsung, Huawei and Apple, now Sony is reportedly working on a foldable phone.
According to device leaker Max J ‘@Samsung_News’, Sony’s prototypes currently feature a 3,220mAh battery, an LG-supplied display, a 10x zoom camera and a Snapdragon SM7250 processor. He did not specify if the phone featured a 10x optical or hybrid zoom, news portal Techradar reported on Sunday.
In addition, Max J says that the retail version of the foldable phone might include a Snapdragon 855 chipset and a Qualcomm X50 modem that is capable of connecting to a 5G network. Unlike the Galaxy Fold or Mate X, the tweet notes that Sony’s foldable will use a Nautilus design.
Sony is working on a competitor to the Galaxy Fold and Mate X.— Max J. (@Samsung_News_) July 6, 2019
The current prototypes feature:
10x Zoom Camera
The retail models may feature:
Snapdragon 855 Soc
Qualcomm X50 Modem
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Following Max J’s original tweet, the leaker mentioned that Sony could launch the device in December or early 2020. Meanwhile, Apple is working on a new 5G-enabled iPad with a foldable display.
The product would apparently feature MacBook sized screens, which isn’t too much of a stretch given that the iPad Pro already tops out in a 12.9-inch size. However, it is easy to imagine how an iPad mini-sized product that could unfold to 13 or 15-inch screen would be compelling.