Bezel-less displays have been the popular trend in the smartphone arena this year. However, smartphone manufacturers seem to be trying to foray into a more advanced technology. According to a report from the South Korean outlet, The Investor, Apple is said to be working on a new iPhone with foldable display.
For the supposedly new foldable display phone, the Cupertino tech company has reportedly partnered with LG Display. The report cites that LG Display has already started working on the supply of foldable panels for the alleged new iPhone model. Further LG Innotek is said to have set up a dedicated team to develop the rigid flexible printed circuit board (RFPCB) for the foldable iPhone. The report, however, mentioned that the production of the foldable displays might begin from 2020. While Apple seems to be delaying the supposed foldable iPhone launch, its South Korean tech rival is tipped to make an entrée into the new smartphone technology next year.
This isn’t the first time that we are hearing OEMs to be working on foldable smartphones. Over the past several months, major tech companies have submitted several patents for stretchable and flexible displays. Samsung in June last year filed a patent that showed a device with an inward folding display supported by a mechanical hinge in the middle. Apparently, Chinese smartphone maker ZTE is also said to be preparing to unveil a foldable dual-screen smartphone this year. The handset with the codename Axon M (Z999) was recently spotted in FCC listing showing a foldable design. Reports speculate that the upcoming ZTE smartphone might launch this month. In addition, rumours also suggest that the supposed Axon M could likely feature two screens, both full HD (1080×1920 pixels). The phone when fully opened, it will form a 6.8-inch display area with 1920×2160 pixel resolution.