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Leaked Huawei patent reveals Samsung Galaxy Z Flip competitor

Leaked Huawei patent reveals Samsung Galaxy Z Flip competitor

A patent filed by Huawei and leaked this Tuesday, July 7, shows a foldable smartphone in a clamshell design, just like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Motorola Razr 2019.

The patent screenshots unveiled by the TigerMobiles site shows a smartphone that folds lengthways, with a vertically aligned photo module. The front of the phone appears to have a notch, and the smartphone folds inward, unlike the Huawei Mate Xs, through a rounded hinge similar to the one seen on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.

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Huawei's patented design is the antithesis of the Huawei Mate X/ Mate XS. / © Huawei/TigerMobiles

Is the new Huawei foldable smartphone more accessible?

Like Samsung and Motorola, Huawei could, therefore, enter the market for foldable clamshell smartphones. Enough to speculate on the release of a new foldable range, next to the Mate X range, which would be more competitive from a price point of view.

As reported by our colleagues from Let's Go Digital in early June, Huawei filed a new brand name in Europe with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) on June 3: Huawei Mate V.

It is impossible to know as it stands whether this "Mate V" logo is for a new, high-end, expensive folding model, a simple successor to the Huawei Mate X and Mate XS, or whether it will mark the launch of a new, more accessible product range in its own right.

"More accessible," proportionately speaking, of course. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip at $1,380 is actually more accessible than the Galaxy Fold at more or less $2,000. So imagine the cheaper equivalent of the Huawei Mate XS sold for €2,500 when it was released. It's a dream, isn't it?

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  • These are 230 patents filed in the U.S., if Verizon doesn't pay they will have to fight it in court. And if a U.S. court ruling slightly sound like "we will not honor your patents cause you are Chinese", then the patents that U.S. companies filed in China can and will be scarped on same terms.


  • Lily 1 month ago Link to comment

    Any manufacturer will win in this battle?


  • marco sarli
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    1 month ago Link to comment

    Compeitor? Hope it is a typo


  • storm 1 month ago Link to comment

    When it unrolls into a rigid screen from a tube, call me. Until then, a single hinge point doesn't save bulk. It offers a smidge of screen protection to what are very fragile things, but it's not worth the trade-offs currently. Still need flexible circuit boards and batteries before this becomes meaningful.

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