Apple gets another foldable phone patent

Apple gets another foldable phone patent

Mobile tech giant Apple was awarded with another foldable phone patent yesterday. The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) published a patent for a flip-phone with flexible screen that bends in the middle. The Apple design resembles a prototype from flexible display manufacturer BOE, shown recently at Display Week in San Jose. However, Apple is not […]

Here are all the foldables we expect to see at Mobile World Congress

Here are all the foldables we expect to see at Mobile World Congress

This time next week, a series of press conferences for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona kicks off with a presentation by Samsung on Wednesday, Feb 20. Pre-show press conferences will also be held by Huawei, Microsoft, Xiaomi, Oppo, Nokia and Sony. Which foldable phone announcements can we expect? And what do we know so far […]

Samsung spills all the beans except the foldable phone (VIDEO)

Samsung spills all the beans except the foldable phone (VIDEO)

Samsung is holding a much hyped event next week to introduce its new Galaxy 10th generation series of smartphones. But prior to the show, almost all the specs and pictures have leaked out. Only the foldable phone has been kept tightly under the lid. No unofficial pictures or specs have been leaked, since the sneak […]

Corning shows bendable glass to be used in foldable phones

Corning shows bendable glass to be used in foldable phones

U.S. glass producer Corning, maker of reinforced ‘Gorilla glass, have given Cnet a glimpse of their future development, showing the production of bendable glass. The ultra thin glass can bend to a 5mm radius, making it suitable for foldable phones. As we wrote earlier, the World Intellectual Property Organisation, WIPO, recently assigned a number of […]

Why do we need a foldable phone anyway?

Why do we need a foldable phone anyway?

Photo credit: LetsGoDigital.org Foldable phones promise to become the consumer tech hype of 2019. But some industry watchers are skeptic. Our current phones are fine they say, they get the job done. Why do we need a foldable phone anyway? Here are five good reasons why we at Foldable News think you want one. 1. […]

Samsung flaunts new foldable device in leaked promo-video

A video featuring a previously unknown foldable Samsung device has leaked out on YouTube. It’s a book-type foldable phone with a large outside screen and double-sized inner display. Update 2 feb: the video is now officially released. The device is featured twice in the video with a wide-angle and a close-up shot, but it doesn’t […]

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 […]

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 […]