While we reported that Samsung may be bringing their foldable phone in 2018, but apparently ZTE has beaten them to the punch. The ZTE Axon M is reportedly the company’s first true foldable smartphone, and it is launching next month.
The photos acquired by Android Authority show a device with a hinge in the middle to facilitate the foldable action. This is not a foldable screen per-se, so Samsung still has that ace up their sleeves.
From the images, we can see the Axon M will have two Full HD displays of undetermined size that can combine into a larger screen measuring 6.8 inches across, with 1,920 x 2,160 pixels of resolution. It is essentially a 7-inch tablet folded in half.
When closed, the phone should be as small as mainstream smartphone these days. We do expect edge-to-edge screen will come to play here, as a bezel-less screen works well to combine multiple screens into a single large display.
No other information was shared – so we do not know if this is a mid-tier or high-end device. However there will be a ZTE event happening in New York on October 17, where it is believed the phone will be launched there.
After the plethora of 18:9 screens released by manufacturers, we might see the rise of foldable smartphones entering the market. Will this phone come to our shores? We will update when there is news on the ZTE Axon M in Malaysia.
(Source: Android Authority )