(Pocket-lint) - There is some more information floating around about Huawei's rumoured foldable phone.
According to Nikkei, Huawei’s plans to release a foldable smartphone before Samsung. Samsung and its subsidiary Samsung Display have been breaking ground for things like an “unbreakable” flexible phone screen and are expected to launch a foldable smartphone by next year. But, if Huawei has its way, it'll use flexible OLED screens from Chinese supplier BOE in order to launch foldable handsets first.
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BOE, which handles some of Apple’s iPhone LCD business, though it's largely unknown in the western world, has already shown off early foldable phone-tablet hybrid prototypes, as seen in the video below. From what we can tell, Huawei is planning a limited run for its foldable device and simply wants the first title of being first. The company has a history of this; just look at the Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire.
It's a limited-edition phone with a sapphire crystal display, something Apple was rumoured to be adding to the iPhone that same year. Just keep in mind none of this reporting is confirmed. We're contacting Huawei for a comment and will let you know what we hear back.