Smartphone companies have been aspiring to bring new and creative innovations to stand out from the crowd. However, this pursuit seems to have slowed down ever since the modern all-touchscreen-thin-bezels type of smartphones came to prominence. It appears as if manufacturers have no substantial incentive to innovate new form factors/designs. We remember a few years ago when the concept of a foldable smartphone was all the rage and many people expected Samsung to set the precedent and release such a phone. Although Samsung did not take that initiative we have news today that an Asian company by the name Rouyu Technology has released the first ever foldable Screen smartphone.
Rouyu Technology Released The First Ever Foldable Screen Smartphone
Earlier today, Iceuniverse, the famous tech leak twitter account, tweeted a short video showcasing the first ever foldable Screen smartphone released by a brand called Rouyu Technology.
This is the "world's first foldable screen phone" released by Rouyu Technology, which will use the Snapdragon 8150 processor, but its design is very rough, just to seize the "first", this is a futures product. pic.twitter.com/M0v9o2z0Bw
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) October 31, 2018
Apparently, the phone is not well constructed and can feel rough around the edges. Moreover, it will feature a Snapdragon 8150 processor. Not much info is yet known about this particular smartphone other than the short video in the tweet. We don’t know any availability details nor pricing.
As with any piece of tech that has a lot of moving parts, the foldable screen concept on a Smartphone raises many durability concerns. As evident from the comments on the tweet, people are dubious as to whether this is a worthwhile implementation of the idea. The phone seems rather chunky and many agree that it does not look portable.
However, since this is a nascent design implementation, subsequent models will improve upon it. Who knows maybe Huawei or Xiaomi, two brands who don’t mind getting their hands dirty when it comes to innovation, will jump on the concept and come out with their own foldable screen smartphones in the near future.
This is all for now, do let us know in the comments what you think about foldable smartphone.