(Yicai Global) Nov. 14 -- Multiple Android smartphone manufacturers including Huawei Technologies Co., Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. [KRX:005930], intend to introduce launch dual-screen foldable smartphones in order to better compete with large-screen handsets such as Apple Inc.'s [NASDAQ:AAPL] iPhone 8 Plus, Taiwan-based electronics industry news outlet DigiTimes cited industry sources as saying.
ZTE Corporation [SHE:000063, HK:0763] officially unveiled its first foldable smartphone, the AXONM, last month, featuring a dual-screen displaying two applications, thus providing real multi-tasking functions similar to a PC.
Huawei is reportedly developing its own dual-screen device, which is expected to make its debut by the end of 2018, said Yu Chengdong, its chief executive for Consumer Business. Yu Chengdong, CEO of Consumer Business Group of Huawei,
Other sources disclosed that other phone manufacturers including OPPO are also engaged in submitting relevant patent applications.
Media reports in 2013 suggested that Samsung has submitted the patent for a phone with a foldable screen in the US.