In a bid to compete with Samsung in terms of foldable smartphones, the American smartphone giant Apple is reportedly working on a folding screen device with an eight-inch QHD+ Samsung AMOLED screen.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who confirmed the development, noted that the upcoming Apple foldable smartphone is expected to be unveiled by 2023.

Over the years, the likes of Samsung, Motorola, and Huawei, have been leading manufacturers of foldable smartphones. Recently, Xiaomi unveiled its first Mi Mix Fold smartphone to join its counterparts in the foldable smartphone market.

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However, apart from the 8-inch screen, reports revealed that the upcoming foldable device would use a TPK’s nanosilver wire touch technology. As a result, the device’s method already offers more benefits than Samsung’s Y-Octa technology.

Foldable devices from major tech companies like Samsung and Huawei are already on the market. According to Kuo, Apple will have a competitive advantage in the developing foldable trend due to its cross-product ecosystems and hardware design advantages. Apple, he believes, will be the greatest winner in the foldable smartphone market.

Last year, the mobile giant was rumored to be testing two different folding iPhone prototypes, one with a dual-screen design and the other opening vertically like a flip phone. Likewise, the company has also been experimenting with silver nanowire for years in iPads and Apple Watches. The display technology most recently made its way into the HomePod and HomePod mini.

In addition, according to the Apple analyst, Apple’s device will be a hybrid of an iPhone and a tablet, with an Apple logo unfolding to reveal an 8-inch screen the size of an iPad. 

Similarly, the American mobile giant was recently seen making a patent application at the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a new foldable smartphone of a supposed foldable iPhone capable of folding outward.

However, as it stands now, the tech giant has not affirmed the authentication of the foldable smartphone, but speculations have revealed that the same will be unveiled by 2023 as such kind of devil takes one to two years to develop. Stay connected with Techgenyz for more updates on the upcoming Apple foldable smartphones.

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