It seems that the trend right now are foldable smartphone. Samsung and Huawei were among the first manufacturers to launch foldable smartphones in the market. But it hasn’t turned out so great so far.
Whilst everyone wait for further news of the Samsung and Huawei’s foldable smartphones, Sony is apparently working a flexible display smartphone of its own. But in this case, we are talking about a rollable phone rather than foldable one.
Sony is working on a rollable smartphone ready to launch late this year
Almost everyone is joining in the foldable smartphone bandwagon. Sony is definitely the last company you would expect to work on a foldable phone. And yet, surprisingly enough, Sony is rumored to be working on a rollable phone instead according to tipster Max J., a.k.a. @Samsung_News_.
The Twitter tipster is popular with his Samsung leaks, so it is a bit surprising that he has a Sony leak. And he has some pretty genuine intel about the phone prototypes being worked on at Sony.
According to the information, Sony is working on a phone that features a Snapdragon 855 with 5G thanks to the Qualcomm X50 modem. It will have a 3,230mAh battery and a 10X zoom camera. This is a big step since there is no Sony phone that has that yet.
The most interesting is its “Nautilus Design”, a hint of a rollable screen display. But this is nothing like what Samsung showed off three years ago, except made by LG instead. Finally, Max J says that Sony’s rollable phone will be ready to launch early or late December of this year.
Rollable smartphone – yay or nay?
We have previously seen patents from Sony which details how a rollable or foldable screen might work. It is also a known knowledge that LG is the one supplying Sony with its flexible screens – which is an expert in rollable screen designs.
And with the news that Sony and LG are working together to creating a rollable phone, this rumor has started to sound more credible and reliable. But at the moment, we are only talking about prototypes here.
With all these features, do not expect a cheap smartphone. Remember, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold has a starting retail price of $1,980 and Huawei’s Mate X will roughly be around $2,600. However, there are still no solid evidence to back up this claim.
There is still a chance that this one won’t come to light. In the meantime, it is the IFA 2019 expo in Berlin this coming September, a show where Sony has a strong presence. We might be hearing more about the rollable smartphone there or any new technology Sony is working on.