As reported by gadgets leaker Max J, who has reliably leaked news of upcoming devices on his Twitter account has said that Sony is building its own foldable smartphone that is expected to launch at the end of 2020 or in early 2021.
If this information is true then Sony is soon going to join some of the mobile giants working to introduce devices with foldable displays in the market. This includes Huawei, Samsung, Xiaomi and Oppo.
According to Statista, Huawei and Samsung alone are in the top three in global smartphone market share. However, the number of companies developing foldable devices is increasing. This shows the future of smartphone technology.
Even companies such as Lenovo, Motorola, Microsoft, and LG are rumored to develop their own foldable screens.
The main aim of developing foldable devices to provide the users with a larger display capable of transforming itself into the size of a smartphone. Since these smartphones will have a much bigger screen they are going to be more versatile than the current devices. This is particularly true in the case of entertainment and productivity purposes. These devices are designed to show multiple apps more comfortably on a larger screen. Not just that, but it can also provide you with a more enjoyable experience for a single app, especially those that benefit from added screen real estate.
Combined with responsive and ultra-fast 5G mobile networks. Foldable phones providing with larger screens in small form factors have the potential to become more useful than a traditional smartphone ever could.
With that said:
“Foldable smartphones are off to a rocky start and their durability in the wild is unproven.”
Review units of Samsung’s Galaxy foldable phone faced issues when the display broke. Even Huawei’s Mate X foldable smartphone is facing an uncertain future since the company was restricted from using Google’s Android mobile operating system as a part of their new products by the US. We are yet to see if foldable devices are going to make it in the long run.