The smartphone industry is evolving and foldable smartphones seem to be an area of focus for many OEMs. The market is not entirely keen on this technology basically due to its fragility and price. Nevertheless, smartphone manufacturers believe otherwise and the likes of Samsung and Huawei already have foldable phones. Now, Sharp has a dual foldable smartphone (or display).
Today, at a technology station in Japan, Sharp showed a prototype of a dual foldable smartphone at the media exhibition. The phone features a collapsible organic EL display. The screen size is 6.18 inches and the resolution is WQHD + (3040×1440). According to the booth staff, it can withstand 300,000 bends. This smartphone is a dual foldable smartphone because it can fold both inwards and outwards. Although the exhibit is folded inward, it also supports outward folding.
This smartphone is only a prototype and as of now, it does not have other components such as a processor, cameras, etc. According to a Sharp official, the company does not plan to commercialize this smartphone. It appears that Sharp just want other foldable phone manufacturers to see the display and probably make a bid. Recently, the Japanese manufacturer patented a gaming foldable smartphone which sparked speculations of Sharp’s intentions.