CHINESE PHONE MAKER Huawei is reportedly planning to launch the initial foldable phone early next year ahead of Google Android rival Samsung. Even though Samsung, which this week showed off its forthcoming unbreakable flexible OLED display panel, has long held the lead to display innovation, Nikkei reports that Huawei plans to use bendy OLED panels from the Chinese provider Beijing Oriental Electronics for a limited series of mobile phones that could arrive in rather ancient 2019.” . BOE, that will reportedly manufacture displays for Apple’s OLED iPhone, may not be a brand new name to many, but the company already demonstrated its own Samsung rivalling elastic OLED panels.

Although BOE’s technology is believed to be inferior to Samsung’s OLED, Huawei – today the world’s third biggest phone maker – seemingly ain’t fussed, and wants to be first to market to draw attention and press coverage. Huawei’s planned amount might be limited to a 20, 000 to 30, 000 units, or less, for a small group of initial waves adopters, one person familiar with Huawei’s stated to Nikkei. The effort is mainly to demonstrate its technology capacity and also to draw the industry’s attention and press coverage.” . Huawei’s ambitious plan may not come off, however, since the report notes that the launch date depends on the development of technology and the sustainability of these panels, which still need improvement.” .

Beyond Huawei’s aspirations Samsung should be pushed out to the market, there aren’t any additional particulars about the foldable phone. We know a little about Samsung apparatus, however. The so called Galaxy X, which reports assert could happen like the Galaxy F will probably have a 7.3in OLED screen when it is open, and 4.5in when folded in. The super high end phone will even contain a curved battery under the hood, and is rumoured to cost about $1900 upon release. Samsung, that has been showing off foldable smartphone prototypes behind closed doors for the past five Decades, is reportedly hurrying to develop the Galaxy X apparatus in order that it is ready for an unveiling another year’s Mobile World Congress, that will take place a month after the Galaxy S10’s rumoured CES launch.