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Sony rumored to be working on a rollable smartphone, may launch this year

By midian182
Jul 8, 2019
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  1. Rollable display technology is something we’ve seen in televisions from LG and in a patent from Samsung. According to AllAboutSamsung’s Max J, Sony is working on prototype versions of a handset that has a Nautilus Design, which features a rolling mechanism on one end from where the screen unfurls, much like the device Samsung showed off at SID back in 2016.

    Max J. adds that the device will come with a Snapdragon 855 CPU and feature an X50 modem, meaning it will support 5G. It’s also said to have a 3,230mAh battery and a 10x zoom camera, all of which suggests a high-end and very expensive device, one that’s supposedly set to launch in either December this year or early 2020.

    All this is just rumor, of course, so take it with a heavy pinch of salt, but with so many companies expanding their lines to include bending/folding phones, it might not be too surprising to see Sony join the party. We may learn more at Berlin’s IFA event, which begins on September 6.

    After reviewers found their Galaxy Fold units were breaking, Samsung delayed the device’s release date while it worked on a fix. No relaunch date has been set, but an official announcement is expected soon. Huawei’s foldable Mate X, meanwhile, has also been delayed, a precaution to avoid any Galaxy Fold-style issues.

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  2. Ean Mogg

    Ean Mogg TS Booster Posts: 119   +52

    Well a rollable device would put less strain on the screen instead of direct fold devices and we can walk around like a character off Earth: Final Conflict
     
  3. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,720   +808

    That's exactly what I remember a fictional rollable display from... that would be pretty cool if they can make it work. Though I really question what kind of form factor would really be practical for daily use.
     
  4. MasterMace

    MasterMace TS Booster Posts: 84   +42

    Finally we'll be able to go back to the Ancient Greek-style scrolls
     

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