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Samsung Foldable Smartphone Once Again Pops Up in Patent

By Radu Iorga

Another day, another foldable phone patent, this time coming from Samsung. It’s a foldable phone that has a foldable metal part between the two displays, from what the documents are telling us. This may or may not be the Galaxy X, so don’t bet on any name right now. Let’s see what we do know.

So, first of all Samsung has filed this patent with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It clearly shows a Samsung device with two large screens and a metal strip between then. When not in use, the device’s two panels will fold together and protect the screen. The metal strip between the screens is able to bend in different ways. The device has 3 antennae which make sure there’s no effect on the signal caused by the foldable design.

When the device is in use, both screens can be used at the same time and either of them can be bent backwards, if the user wants to use only one screen at a time. As this patent came up, rumors about a Galaxy X unveiling at CES 2018 were on the up and up. CES takes place next month in Vegas and it should at least give us a prototype of the much leaked machine.

Codenamed SM-G888N0, the device appeared on a support site last month, but there was no info about the handset back then. Galaxy X will be produced in only 100.000 units, but it if catches on, it may be mass produced. I have to admit I’m not a fan of this design shown in the patent. The smaller the foldable/hinge part, the better the design in my book. Feel free to also check out the Microsoft foldable phone here.

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Samsung Patent Shows How a Dual Screen UI Would Work on the Presumed Galaxy X

By Radu Iorga

Another Samsung patent has surfaced, concerning the dual display device that the South Koreans have been working on for a while now. You may call it the Samsung Galaxy X or whatever you want, but something is surely brewing. And today we get to see its interface, in full dual screen mode.

The leak happens courtesy of a patent, that reveals elements from the device’s UI. We seem to be dealing with a scenario similar to the ZTE Axon M one, with a dual display machine that can have its screens used in tandem or separately. We see two homescreens used as such or together for a variety of tasks. It also works in landscape mode, by the way.

One example shows people chatting on one screen and writing emails on the other. Or working in Excel on one panel and using the other to send an email attachment with an Excel file. Last we heard the flexible/folding Samsung Galaxy X was coming as a limited edition product in 2018, with two screens in the mix. 100.000 units are supposed to be ready for a South Korean debut.

 

Back to the patent it also shows gaming controls on one panel and the gameplay on the other, making it feel a bit like a Nintendo DS. Or you can read a book and show its cover on the other display, folded at the back of the machine. This all sounds doable, but the device’s format doesn’t exactly feel new. It feels like an older and rectangular Galaxy Note.

The key here will be the hinge and if it’s small and discrete, the device is a hit. If it’s not, well better luck next time.

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ZTE Axon M is Now Official: Dual Display Foldable Phone, With S821 CPU and 20 MP Camera

By Radu Iorga

After some teasers and hype, the ZTE Axon M finally became official today. Just as predicted it’s a dual display machine, with a hinge down the middle and it feels very much like a relative of the Nintendo DS and Sony Tablet P somehow, but more stylish. Let’s see what the fuss was all about.

Confirmed and leaked last month, the ZTE Axon M is a dual display device, that was previously also known as ZTE Axon Multy. It features a dual 5.2 inch screen setup with Full HD resolution. When both the screens are unfolded, opened up like a book you’ll get a 6.75 inch tablet-like display to play with. There’s also a Mirror Mode, which is ideal to use when the device is in tend mode and offers the user an extra screen to watch content on.

It’ll also duplicate whatever is on the screen on the other one to create a mirror image. There’s also a Traditional Mode, with the phone folded up and used as a standard smartphone with a single display. A Dual Mode is the most interesting one, letting the user run two apps, one on each screen, for extra productivity and multitasking. Finally, the Extended Mode combines both screens into one.

 

Specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, as well as a microSD card slot. There’s a 20 megapixel camera, that can be used as both the front and back cam, plus a 3180 mAh battery here. USB Type-C connectivity and Android 7.1.2 also make the cut. As far as availability is concerned, the handset comes exclusively to USA, priced at $24.17 for 30 months. You can also pay $725 outright.

Dual speakers are included and we also have an audio jack. More details about availability and debut will be published here.

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ZTE launches crazy, foldable, dual-screened smartphone

By Ron Amadeo

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Budget Android company ZTE is launching what has to be its craziest-looking smartphone ever, the Axon M. The M looks like someone took a Nintendo DS, removed the controls, and stuck two big smartphone screens on each side.

The Axon M is a whopping 12.1mm thick. A hinge runs along the long side of the phone, and it opens up, just like a Nintendo DS. On each side of the phone, you get a 5.2-inch, 1080p TFT LCD. Open the whole thing up, and when combined the screens sort of become a 6.75-inch, 8:9 aspect ratio, 1920×2160 display. I say “sort of” because of course there’s a big seam down the middle.

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