After years of development, foldable smartphones became a reality last year, and Samsung has already launched its second-generation foldable smartphone while Huawei is reportedly working on a new device.
Apple is indeed working on a foldable iPhone and is making steady progress. Apple has reportedly placed a large order with Samsung Display to provide samples for at least one year.
As per the reports, Samsung started shipping its foldable display technology to other companies, including Apple. Now, with the latest leak, it seems that after testing the initial samples, Apple has now started trials of the foldable devices.
Samsung has been a key supplier of OLED display panels to Apple iPhones for many years. With Samsung Display being a leading player in the foldable display market, it is now hoping to dominate the market by increasing its production capacity to 10 million units a year.
As per the report, the foldable iPhone is designed in such a way that when opened, it has a single continuous display and doesn’t appear to have two separate display panels, even though that is the case. There will be no facial recognition support. Instead, the company will be opting for a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for the first time.
Apple’s foldable iPhone to reportedly launch as early as next year
Apple is now trying to catch up. While it is coming up with a 5G-powered iPhone for the first time this year, it is also reportedly working on a foldable iPhone. As per the reports, the foldable iPhone could get launched as soon as next year.
Apple’s foldable iPhone is reportedly a real device; currently, in the prototype stage
YouTuber Jon Prosser, who has a good track record for Apple-related leaks so far, has confirmed that the company is indeed working on a foldable smartphone and it’s not just speculation. However, in the video below, he added that the device may not be what everyone is expecting it to be.
foldable phone but has a “fabric hinge” with two separate displays. The hinge would keep debris out to make the device more durable than the current foldable smartphones, but the screen on the device won’t bend or fold.