ZTE's foldable phone could look a lot like Motorola's Razr
Foldable phones, much of a buzzword from last year, is becoming a hot technology trend in 2019. Several leading OEMs have already announced their foldable phones while others are planning to introduce them soon. And now, joining the prestigious club is ZTE which is working to launch a clamshell-style foldable phone - much like the Motorola Razr. Here's everything we know.
This is how ZTE's foldable phone will look like
A ZTE patent filed with the World Intellectual Property Office shows a foldable phone with a clamshell design - much like the Moto Razr but without the external display. However, it is interesting to note that the phone doesn't quite fold in half, leaving the lower portion of the screen visible even in the closed state. This area could be used to display notifications/alerts.
ZTE's foldable phone may not come with a selfie camera
As seen in the schematics and renders, ZTE's foldable phone will house a dual camera setup. However, the sensors will be placed on the rear side of the lower panel. Notably, the design doesn't show any front-facing camera, making us wonder how one will capture selfies on the phone. Presumably, ZTE might try and implement in-screen camera sensors.
Foldable phones: The highlight of 2019
While Samsung's Galaxy Fold and Huawei's Mate X are already making headlines for their novel design and mighty price tags, more and more OEMs are set to fight for the limelight. Xiaomi has already teased, what could be, the world's first dual foldable smartphone. Further, the likes of LG, Motorola, TCL, Vivo, and Apple are also readying their own foldable devices.
Meanwhile, ZTE has also launched its 5G phone
At the recently concluded MWC, ZTE has also launched its first 5G phone - the Azon 10 Pro 5G. The Chinese tech giant hasn't shared the specifications of the handset except that it will come with a Snapdragon 855 chipset and Snapdragon X50 5G modem. However, official renders confirm the presence of a waterdrop notched display, in-screen fingerprint sensor, and triple rear cameras.