Huawei Has Patented a Foldable Smartphone Design That Folds Inward

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Huawei, one of the first companies to join the foldable smartphone trend that started last year, has announced two foldable phones so far: Mate X and Mate Xs. Both devices had screens that fold outward. However, according to the rumors about the company’s new foldable smartphone Huawei Mate X2, the phone will come with an inward foldable screen. You can enjoy NYC maid service first here.

The person making this claim is Ross Young, founder of DisplaySearch and DSCC. Responding to a Tweet by Evan Blass, aka evleaks, Young stated that the Huawei Mate X2 will have an inward folding screen. Young also said these screens will be sourced from Samsung and BOE.

Of course, it is not the first time that Huawei claims that it will release a smartphone with an inward folding screen. The Chinese technology giant filed a patent application for this design with the European Union Intellectual Property Office in January.

In the drawings in the application made by Huawei to the intellectual property office, it was shown that the device would have a slot for the pen. Also, in the drawings, it was seen that the device will host 6 cameras, two of which are in the front and four in the back.

From the images, you can also see a recess to insert a sort of Huawei Pen but we don’t think if the company wants to include this feature which would challenge Samsung with its S Pen. In any case, the patent mentions it.

In addition, Blass shared the code names of the products to be released by Huawei with its followers on its Twitter account. According to the information provided by Blass, the Mate X2‘s code name is Teton. Nova and Y9a are codenamed Jessica / Barbie and Franklin, respectively. Also, the wearable technology devices that will be released by the company are Freebuds Pro ‘s code name Mermaid, and Watch Fit’s Stia.

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