Flexible smartwatch will debut at Mobile World Congress

Flexible smartwatch will debut at Mobile World Congress

The Nubia Alpha smartwatch, made by Chinese telecom company ZTE, will make its commercial debut at MWC in Barcelona next month. According to a post on the Weibo social network, the device, which has a bent OLED-display will be made commercially available after the show. The device has been shown at different trade shows earlier, […]

Samsung will release multiple foldables this year

Samsung will release multiple foldables this year

Samsung will introduce more than just one foldable phone model in 2019, the company says in its quarterly financial statement released today. Samsung says it will be offering new product innovations this year ‘including foldable smartphones’. The statement also says: “This year, Samsung aims to lead trends in the market by launching foldable and 5G […]

Leo Laporte predicts foldable phone will flop

Former tv-host and tech writer Leo Laporte does not believe in the future of foldable phones. He predict the devices will be a flop and in January 2020 during the next Consumer Electronics Show, no foldable smartphones will be shown. Laporte says in his weekly podcast ‘This week in tech‘ that he doesn’t see the […]

Samsung, Intel and Corning receive foldable patents

Samsung, Intel and Corning receive foldable patents

The World Intellectual Property Organisation, WIPO, has assigned a number of patents for foldable devices to companies such as Samsung, Intel and Corning (maker of reinforced ‘Gorilla glass’). Clearly the race to the foldable device market is on, with dozens of companies applying for patents to multiple aspects of the manufacturing process. Samsung received a […]

Flexible display prices will drop below $100

Flexible display prices will drop below $100

The cost of making devices with foldable displays may drop considerably this year. Research firm DSCC has calculated that the price of a flexible display may drop from $200 to as low as $70 by the end of 2019. Chinese price-drops The blue line represents the cost of Chinese component manufacturers such as BOE and […]

Honor rather punches a hole than folds phones

Honor rather punches a hole than  folds phones

Chinese phone manufacturer Honor doesn’t believe the future of phones is foldable. At a press conference introducing their new flagship model, the View 20, the president’s CEO made critical remarks about the competition, who is about to launch smartphones with foldable displays. Honor’s President, George Zhao told TechRadar: “For us it is all about experience. […]

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New developments in flexible electronics discussed in Cambridge, UK

A lecture on Cambridge University in the UK next week will focus on flexible displays and electronics. The event is open to anyone interested in the future of our smart devices. Cambridge Network’s first open event of 2019, focusses on plastic electronics and the part that Cambridge-based company FlexEnable is playing in pioneering this rapidly […]

Is Android ready for foldables?

Is Android ready for foldables?

Several companies will be announcing foldable phones next month in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress. But is Google ready for it? The Android operating system which runs under the hood of all these devices, is not ready for prime-time, developers say. During the Android Dev Summit, last November, Google announced that they’re expanding support in Android […]