According to recent news, Huawei has also obtained a patent for a folding screen. The prototype was introduced this year. According to the leaked patent map, Huawei developed a folding device, maybe Huawei Mate X that can be opened or closed like a book. This patent was submitted to WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) in September last year and was formally announced to the public.
Compared to the ZTE Axon M, which is spliced by two panels, Huawei patents show that its folding screen is a single panel, may require a flexible screen material and should be a tablet computer size when fully opened. Today a foreign media also exposed this real device rendering based on this exposure of patented technology, as follows:
In 2017, Huawei’s Terminal CEO Yu Chengdong disclosed in an interview that Huawei has already built a prototype of a folding screen mobile phone, which is expected to be available as early as 2018. He also said that Huawei’s requirements for folding screen phones are higher, and more flexible screen technologies and better mechanical structures will be adopted.
In fact, the evolution from a curved screen to a foldable screen is not only a trend seen by Huawei in the consumer electronics field. Apple, Samsung, LG, Microsoft and other foreign manufacturers are also preparing to launch similar products. At the end of November 2017, there was news that Apple had applied for a foldable screen patent, and the relevant product will be launched by 2021 at the latest.
Apple stated in the patent application document: “An electronic device has a flexible part that allows the device to be folded. The device is equipped with a flexible screen that has a bendable area. When the device is folded, the screen is also Can bend with the bending axis.” Earlier, there are reports that Apple is working with LG Display to develop a foldable OLED screen for the iPhone. In addition, Apple also considers investing in LG factories.
Some media predict that the innovation of folding smartphones will be more futuristic than “full screen”. Because of the larger screen area, it can bring a richer user experience without increasing the size of the mobile phone itself.
Recently, foreign media reported that Huawei’s internal employees have exposed a new generation Kirin 980 processor teaser posters, and the real highlights are not just self-developed GPUs. What’s more, they are using the same level as the next-generation Apple and Opteron flagship processors 7nm process technology.
From this poster, we can see that the world’s first 7nm multi-core processing chip and solution (the process maintains the same level as the Snapdragon 855 and Bionic A12), as well as the self-developed GPU chip and its solution, this has actually been It is indirectly explaining the core upgrade point of the Kirin 980.
In fact, before this, Bruce Lee Huawei Mate product manager confirmed the existence of Kirin 980, while the Taiwanese industrial chain also gave news that this new processor is based on TSMC 7nm process (first generation), compared to the previous generation 10nm process For the processor, the performance is at least 20% higher than the Kirin 970. Of course, the power consumption is also reduced by 40%. Huawei may use Kirin 980 processor on Mate X to improve its performance to compete with Snapdragon 845 phones soon, stay tuned.
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