Tencent Technology News, in 2017, to increase the proportion of the screen as the core of the whole screen mobile phone in the global trend of eruption, almost all of China's first-tier brands have followed South Korea's Samsung Electronics and the United States Apple introduced a full screen mobile phone. After the full screen, the next hot spot for smartphones is what?
According to industry sources, folding phones will be the next new trend in the global handset industry.
Recently, Taiwan's E-Times website quoted industry sources as saying that a large number of mobile phone manufacturers, including China and South Korea, are currently developing folded cell phones, including Huawei, OPPO and South Korea's Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics.
On the full screen mobile phone, Japan's Sharp company called the originator. ZTE has taken China one step ahead of folding phones. In October, at a conference in New York City, the United States, ZTE released Axon M, a folding dual-screen mobile phone. The phone has two full-HD 5.2-inch screen, the other can be folded to provide a large 6.75-inch screen, providing a more extensive viewing experience.
Not long ago, Huawei executives responsible for mobile phone business Yucheng Dong disclosed that Huawei is developing dual-screen mobile phones, plans to release before the end of 2018 products. Product details are not yet known.
Industry sources, OPPO is also developing a similar product, the company has previously applied for some patents, and the folding screen, folding cell phones have a relationship.
In addition to Chinese companies, South Korean handset makers are also interested in folding dual-screen phones. As with the OPPO, Samsung Electronics has also previously filed a technology patent in the United States related to folding phones. A Samsung patent called "flexible electronic devices"; in two screens, Samsung uses a bendable screen.
According to sources, LG Display Company is also developing a folding screen, and Apple may have conducted cooperation, the company may plan to launch commercially available mature products by 2020.
Sources said that Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are also display screen manufacturers, so the introduction of folding phones or dual-screen phones, the two companies will have some advantages.
It is worth mentioning that in the smart phone market, Microsoft suffered a major setback, Microsoft executives recently confirmed on Twitter, the future will no longer develop new cell phone products. But there have been rumors in the industry that Microsoft's Surface hardware division is developing a folding mobile device that will have a smartphone feature. After the folding screen is opened, this product will become a Tablet PC with a large enough display to become a white collar worker's portable office tool. So far, Microsoft officials have not confirmed that is developing a folding phone. However, Microsoft chief Nader said in an interview that Microsoft's division of mobile devices for a new size and category of innovation, once again to create a similar Surface Pro brilliant (the product invented a new category of hybrid tablet )
So far, no folding cell phone has been mass-produced in the world. How do consumers hold attitudes toward this type of cell phone, whether the cell phone can become the mainstream, and a question mark.
In 2007, Apple introduced the iPhone, re-invented the smart phone. In the past decade, the world's touch screen mobile phones more and more the same, consumers feel the aesthetic fatigue. However, in 2017, some changes have taken place.
This year led by Samsung Electronics and Apple, the industry set off a wave of full screen, cell phone border to further reduce the proportion of the screen to further improve the other headphone jack, the main screen button and gradually be canceled. This phone brings new sensibilities to consumers, but it's a pity that a full-screen phone is just "quasi-full screen" products, including Qi Liu of the Apple iPhone X or Sharp's phone & rdquo; and Samsung mobile phone is too obvious border up and down, full-screen mobile phone there is room for further hardware optimization.
Also worth mentioning is that before the advent of folding dual-screen mobile phone, some mobile phone manufacturers have tried before and after the double-screen mobile phone panel, such as a cell phone company launched a Russian mobile phone in the rear configuration of the super-power-saving ink screen , Used to display some static information, but this dual-screen phone did not succeed in the market, and now basically traceable.