That might very well be the trend next year if the forward-looking statements from two of the world's biggest smartphone makers truly come to pass. Samsung has already made it known that it's long awaited and speculated foldable phone could make a debut next year.
One year ago, Huawei's and Apple's market shares had been 9.4% and 11.9%, respectively. The Chinese company isn't going to launch it in 2017, however. That means Huawei certainly has the cash and marketing muscle behind it to bring a flexible, folding screen smartphone to market. Apple has its own AI chipset, A11, whereas Samsung Electronics is yet to unveil its AI chipset. That's not good, and we should get rid of that gap.
"We have two screens", Yu said.
Yu said that Huawei is already working on the design model of foldable smartphone. In fact, ZTE recently released the Axon M, which features twin screens giving it the appearance of two smartphones glued together. The world's third largest smartphone marker hopes to beat both Apple and Samsung in the mobile phone market. But we still have a small gap [between the screens].
This week, ZTE showed off a handset with dual displays, folding up to look like a regular handset, but also capable of expanding itself and combining the screens to form one cohesive display.
During the launch event of Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Mate 10 Porsche Design & Huawei Mate 10, the CEO of Huawei's consumer business section, Richard Yu shared an interesting information with the reporters while being interviewed. "That's our destiny. Maybe I'm not humble - but nobody can stop us". While this is what is advertised, the reality is that there is still a bezel, and the experience of the user is compromised because of the thin bezels that divide the two panels.