Rumor | Huawei, ZTE and BOE team up to enhance next-gen foldable smartphones with under-display selfie cameras
The 'inward-folding' form-factor made a potentially welcome comeback in the Mate X3, even though it failed to hit the completely edge-to-edge main display note of its predecessor. However, fans of Huawei foldables might soon catch it again, this time in a new generation that makes the update to UDC screen tech.
It is allegedly found in a new prototype device reportedly exhibited with the latest and most "advanced" flexible display from BOE. The screen may indeed have all the selfie-camera-hiding advantages of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 - with none of the drawbacks.
Even though the concept device is said to have come from Huawei, its main display is allegedly made by ZTE. This apparent collaboration may be no bad thing, as it would involve an OEM with multiple generations of experience in UDC technology, as evidenced in its latest Nubia RedMagic- and Axon-series flagship smartphones.
Then again, the new "Q8" display for foldables is linked to a resolution of 2480 x 1116 (compared to 2,496 x 2,224 in the Mate X3) with 1,440Hz PWM dimming. Nevertheless, the alleged next-gen Huawei flagship seems to have the same 'wide' form-factor tipped for adoption in the Google Pixel Fold, not to mention minimal bezels to go with its uninterrupted, tablet-like screen real estate.