Foldable Huawei Phone On Track For November Launch – ‘Samsung Winner’ Quoted As Project Name For Samsung’s First Foldable

What sounds like interesting news out of Asia this week, has it on good authority that Huawei will indeed try to be the first of the major phone and tablet brands to launch a foldable tablet phone / foldable phone by November this year. We have covered this news before, but that was at the start of the year when November 2018 was still far away. Things are different now … more…

Oppo And Xiaomi Both Developing Foldable Tablets Due In 2019

Oppo's foldable tablet prototype in 2016

We have known for over 2 years that Oppo have been working on developing a foldable tablet after we saw their first prototype back then, and it’s been rumored for a while that Xiaomi too has felt the need to get into that game as well. But now a new report from Korean ET News says that both companies are actually in the process of sourcing components for these foldable … more…

Samsung Q2 Earnings Reports Pick Up Of Foldable Panels For Second Half Of 2018

Samsung announced its second quarter earnings report today, and with that some of its forward guidance too, providing a sneak peek into Samsung’s belief in the impact of their new technologies. Chief among them those interested in mobile technologies, is the launch of the new Note smartphone next week, but also that while Samsung did mention slow adoption of flexible OLED displays hurting their flexible OLED panel sales as a … more…

Samsung’s Flexible OLED Display Verified As Unbreakable

Samsung Flexible OLED Display Panel

Samsung announced yesterday that their newest flexible panel has just been verified as “unbreakable” by Underwriters Laboratories, and that it may even be tougher than Gorilla Glass. The display/panel in question is Samsung’s latest flexible panel which is also a OLED panel, so there’s no sacrifice on the quality of the display either, since OLED displays are what Samsung use on the flagship tablets, both the Android and the Windows … more…

Foldable Microsoft Tablet Phone Described In Alleged Leaked Microsoft Email

The Verge says it has seen a leaked email from Microsoft, detailing what we can call either the foldable Microsoft tablet phone, or a Microsoft pocketable Surface. When I first read about this yesterday, I didn’t think any more of it, because there isn’t anything new in the story. It can’t confirm the size, what it’s intended for, what specs it will have, what sort of chipset it will run, … more…

Samsung’s Foldable Tablet Phone Estimated To Cost $1850 By Financial Analyst

While we do look forward to Samsung’s first foldable tablet, we were set back a little by the estimated price put forward by a financial analyst at Golden Bride Investment, who believes Samsung’s first 7.3-inch foldable tablet phone might cost $1850. This is according to an article today by Korea Times printed in South China Morning Post. Another analyst at Shinhan Financial also confirms that he too believes like the … more…

8-Inch Foldable Huawei Tablet To Launch In November Says Report

A report from South Korean ETNews, says that Huawei is so eager to launch a foldable tablet ahead of Samsung, that Huawei plans to launch their first foldable tablet in November this year. Talks of a foldable Huawei tablet were first heard in October last year, when one of Huawei’s own division CEO’s admitted that Huawei was aiming to launch a foldable tablet in 2018. But now the latest report … more…

Motorola Patent On Foldable Tablet Hits The News

Motorola Foldable Tablet

An old Motorola patent for a foldable tablet phone has hit the news and gained press coverage the last few days, though the patent sketches reveals less than the actual real picture of the tablet already does. The story first originated from the Dutch site nl.letsgodigital.org, where the sketches shows the tablet with a tablet cover. Google bought Motorola in 2011 precisely to own the many patents that Motorola held … more…

Timeline On Samsung’s Foldable Tablets – Q1 2019 Unveiling Now Expected

A new purported timeline for Samung’s foldable tablets have been put together in a news piece by The Bell (via PhoneArena) in South Korea. It says that the blueprint for mass production of some of the parts have already been drawn up, and that these parts are expected to go into production in November. The suppliers have said that since the production is set to start in November, then the … more…

Pending Foldable Tablet Patents From Samsung Shows Additional Approach To Phone Accessability

After going through the patents for the 8 speaker iPad yesterday, I had to take another look at the various design patents for foldable tablets too, since patents have so far been a good indicator of what companies are up to what in the foldable tablet space. And while we have already covered foldable tablets and dual-screen phones from every possible angle so far, there is another patent (pending) from … more…

New Patents Suggests Microsoft Is Problem Solving Foldable Tablet Challenges

Microsoft Foldable Tablet

The five main problems with foldable tablet displays are blisters on the flexible display, cracking display folds, the death of pixels on the screen in the fold in particular, discolorization, and displays that starts altering their size after fold and wear through many different temperatures. With the current technologies available there are several ways of solving this, mostly depending on how tight you want the fold between the opposing folding … more…

Samsung Says OLED Displays Will Become Mainstream In 2018, Mentions Foldable OLED Devices In Their Q4 And 2017 Earnings Report

Samsung Electronics announced its Q4 and 2017 results in South Korea today, and among the highlights for us tablet followers was the emphasis on foldable OLED displays, mentioned 3 times by Samsung. Samsung believes OLED displays will become the mainstream display in smartphones in 2018, and also that OLED will reinforce its position because of (flexible) OLED display technology in coming foldable devices. And while Samsung stated that OLED displays … more…

Samsung’s First Foldable Smartphone Said To Be 7.3 Inches And To Go Into Production In 2018 With

The latest rumor or leak on Samsung’s first foldable tablet phone or dual-screen smartphone now says that Samsung decided to say yes to the product in November 2017, and that it may be launch in December 2018 or early in 2019. These news comes out of the South Korean news ETNews, who says that their industry sources have informed them that the foldable displays will be developed by March, with … more…

Newest Foldable Microsoft Tablet Phone Patents Shows Hinge Design With Tight Screen Gap

FOLDABLE MICROSOFT TABLET

The prospect of a foldable Microsoft tablet got more interesting in October when it suddenly was seen as credible that the patents Microsoft have filed on various designs for foldable tablets, were more than just patents. And since yesterday and up until today, new patents with several graphic illustrations of a foldable Microsoft tablet have been found at the international patent site Wipo, thanks to MSPoweruser. Past patents have shown … more…

Samsung SM-G888 Officially Listed On Samsung’s Web – Expected Upcoming 2018 Foldable / Dual-Screen Device

Model number Samsung SM-G888 with the specific version SM-G888NO have been officially listed on the support pages of Samsung’s web, strongly indicating that this device is well on its way to launch, though probably not jut yet. The news was discovered by Mobielkopen and later reported by Sammobile. And the Samsung SM-G888NO is expected to be one of Samsung’s upcoming foldable or dual-screen smartphones for 2018. And considering the timing … more…