Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, and some other OEMs are getting ready to flood the market with foldable smartphones from next year. Initially, this idea sounds like a gimmick but then Huawei reiterated its stand at IFA 2018 where the company publicly confirmed that it will work on a foldable smartphone. In fact, Huawei is already working on the device but many enthusiasts have expressed concerns about the need for a foldable smartphone. However, Huawei, seem to be seeing things from a different perspective as its CEO, Richard Yu, said that this device is a potential replacement for computers. He said
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Why are you still using a computer? Probably because you find a smartphone display too small. We will change that. It is conceivable that you could fold out a display.
We don’t exactly know how Mr. Yu intend to swap a computer for a foldable display but it is quite difficult for that to happen. Recall that the tablet PC got bigger and bigger. OEMs tried to make tablets more sophisticated so it can replace computers. Ironically, it is not even competing with computers. To many people, Huawei’s CEO ideas sound lame but its only a matter of time before we see what the foldable smartphones has to offer.