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- A detailed patent for Huawei’s rollable mobile phone has appeared.
- The patent details a smart way to unfold the rollable mobile phone display and keep it wrinkle-free.
- A patent revealing Huawei’s rollable mobile phone plan was first exposed last year.
A few companies are officially developing rollable phones. Now that LG has launched its promising devices, Oppo can be said to be a leader in this field. But it may face fierce competition from Huawei. According to a new patent, the company is developing a rollable phone with some beautiful features.
Huawei’s rollable phone will obviously wrap a large plastic OLED screen on its front, which also covers four-fifths of its rear. The back part that is not occupied by the display should provide enough space for the camera array.
However, the real interest lies in the scrollable system itself. The screen is tightened on the edge of the phone. When the user wants more display, it slides from behind along the electric scroll wheel system. Interestingly, Huawei’s main goal is to reduce creases, and it achieves this by placing magnets in the roller mechanism. This should also lock the screen in place.
There are also three display size settings available. Huawei’s rollable phone is equipped with a 6.5-inch display in the standard form, but with the introduction of the entire display, it can be expanded to 11 inches. Carrying large tablets in devices almost the size of ordinary smartphones is an exciting prospect.
Huawei launches a rollable phone?
We haven’t seen rollable phones enter the mass market, but they are interesting alternatives to foldable phones. Similarly, the Oppo X 2021 concept is the closest consumer-ready rollable product we have, but it still has flaws.
Admittedly, there may be issues surrounding durability and practicality, but this is a good way to add tablet-like functionality to a smartphone case. However, Huawei’s foldable Mate X series does this to some extent.
Considering that Huawei is still making plans for last year, the company may not have realized its ambitions of rollable phones. Although foldable devices are still its current focus, it may change in the future.
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