Due to the bleak future 0 f Huawei’s Mate X foldable smartphone, and the ill fate of the Galaxy Fold, fans of the new foldable form factor may have to look elsewhere or bank on other OEMs for a true foldable device. Xiaomi, Lenovo, Motorola and a few others could in the coming months release their own version of the foldable phone.
Although the Japanese electronics major Sony recently announced it exit from some markets only to focus on Japan, Europe, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, its mobile business is obviously not dead despite the low sales figure of the past financial year. In fact, reports from Japan suggests Sony is mulling jumping of the Foldable phone bandwagon, but that might not happen until 2020.
As reported by local media, Sony’s first foldable phone might launch as the Xperia F , with the “F” standing for foldable, and is expected to use Samsung’s flexible OLED display panel with 21:9 aspect ratio as the current Xperia 1 flagship smartphone. We are not sure if it will retain the Xperia 1 4K Ultra HD resolution, but the same report suggest the device will come with support for 5G connectivity, though it is not certain the Foldable phone might be its first 5G device as the Xperia AG-1 showcased earlier at the MWC might take that glory.
The supposed Sony Xperia F wont arrive until 2020 when it is tipped to launch alongside the Xperia 2 flagship.