Smartphone Form Factor Developments Could Be on a Roll

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3Q 2019 | IN-5561


Rumors Suggest Sony Is Working on a Rollable Smartphone


In the wake of companies such as Samsung and Huawei’s struggles to release their foldable Galaxy Fold and Mate X smartphones, there are rumors that Sony is bypassing the foldable form factor and instead working on a device with a rollable screen. According to rumors, the 5G device is currently in the prototype phase and is expected to be officially announced by the company by the end of this year. While specifications are likely to change, it is thought that the smartphone will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, a Qualcomm X50 5G Modem, a 3,220 mAh battery, and a 10x zoom camera, all of which will likely add up to an expensive starting price.

Examples of Rollable Screen Technologies


Sony is reportedly working with LG, which has previous experience with rollable displays in the form of its Signature Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) TV R television, for its rollable smartphone. The LG TV has a large screen that can withstand being rolled away roughly 50,000 ti…

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