Sony may also launch foldable smartphone

Could Sony be jumping on the foldable smartphone bandwagon as well? A rumour out of China appears to think so. Despite the fact that Sony is exiting the smartphone market in all but four regions, it’s believed that the company may launch its first foldable smartphone under the Xperia F brand.

According to the report out of China, we may see Sony launch its first foldable smartphone in 2020 with the Xperia F brand. The F would understandably stand for “foldable.” It’s also claimed that the device is going to use Samsung’s flexible OLED display panel, presumably the same one what we saw on Samsung’s own foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold.

Rumour has it that Sony will retain the focus on tall displays that we have seen on its recent handsets for its foldable smartphone as well. It’s claimed to have a 21:9 aspect ratio, the same as the Xperia 1 flagship. It’s unclear if the device will have the same 4K UHD resolution as the Xperia 1. What it may offer, though, is support for 5G which would be pretty commonplace for high-end devices by 2020 anyway.

None of this has been officially confirmed or even hinted by Sony at this point in time so, take it all with a pinch of salt.

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