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Sony could launch a ‘rollable’ smartphone soon

Jul 8, 2019, 7:01 am

Sony is gearing up to boost its competitive edge over rivals like Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X. The company is eyeing an early launch of its new variant of rollable phones in December 2019 or early 2020. It is developing prototypes of this phone, whose display sports a Nautilus design and can be rolled up.

Foldable phones have taken over the tech world, making the fad in 2019. The key players of foldable phones such as Huawei and Samsung are yet to go for a mass rollout.  But amidst this, Sony has entered the game, and with a bang! It is all set to raise the bar of uptake in the smartphone market with its breakthrough rollable smartphone.

A Tipster Max J claims that Sony is working on the prototypes of the rollable phone with a plan for an early launch.

Specifications of the phone:

1. The phone will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 flagship chipset with Snapdragon X50 5G modem. The current prototypes feature a Snapdragon 7-series SoC, codenamed SD7250.

2. The camera will sport a 10X zoom and a 3220mAh battery.

On the other hand, Samsung is also working on a rollable phone similar to the BlackBerry Private’s. Interestingly, the Samsung phone has more screen in continuity instead of a Qwerty keyboard. It is important to note that LG was the first to introduce a rollable OLED TV – the LG Signature OLED TV R.

More on the ‘foldable’ front:

Microsoft is importing the foldable surface into a foldable Surface PC with Android app compatibility. The foldable PC will run on Windows Core OS for dual displays and will employ a 10 nanometer Intel Lakefield processor which itself is to be released this year.

Moreover, Google has also joined the current bandwagon of the ‘foldable’. It has patented a foldable phone with multiple pages.

However, if all goes to plans, Sony’s rollable phone will create waves in the tech world after its launch. The ‘rollable’ is in!

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