It’s been several months since Samsung and Huawei wowed us with their most innovative smartphones ever – the Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X. Both devices are yet to hit the retail shelves, that isn’t, however, sopping other OEMs from working on their own version of foldable devices. Sony is one of the few rumored to be hard at work on the Galaxy Fold and Mate X rivals. And while others are working on designs similar to Samsung’s and Huawei offering, Sony is rumored to be towing a separate route with a rollable Sony Xperia phone.
Tipster Max J from AllAboutSamsung reports that Sony is working on a Prototype phone with a rollable display which it calls Nautilus Design. Note that we’re talking prototypes here, so the details could change before a full consumer launch. The source says the rollable Sony Xperia phone could become a reality by Year-end.
The report claims that the said prototype device is powered by a 3,220mAh battery, with an unnamed SM7250 chipset under its hood. The display is said to have been sourced from LG screen, while it packs a 10x zoom camera. However, the report says the retail model will come with the Snapdragon 855 chipset and a Qualcomm X50 5G modem.
Rollable Sony Xperia: 3,220mAh battery?
While the SD 855 seems a good fit for such a device, a 3,220mAh battery is, however, an indication that the device will have a very short standby time. However, it is plausible Sony could still find a way to fit in a more larger battery, the constraints notwithstanding.
We aren’t sure how the whole design works, though there are speculations it could end up as a tablet that rolls up into a phone.
Sony is working on a competitor to the Galaxy Fold and Mate X.
The current prototypes feature:
10x Zoom Camera
The retail models may feature:
Snapdragon 855 Soc
Qualcomm X50 Modem
— Max J. (@Samsung_News_) July 6, 2019