Samsung and Huawei have begun developing foldable OLED panels for Huawei’s new foldable smartphone, which will be released in the second half of the year, according to a new report inmedia. Huawei’s first foldable smartphone, the Mate X, uses panels made by LG Display and BOE, and Xiaomi is considering using Samsung’s panels for its collapsible phones next year, the industry chain said.
At a launch of its new 5G terminal on October 23 last year, Huawei announced that an upgraded version of Huawei’s Mate Xs folding phone would go on sale in March next year. Huawei Mate Xs will upgrade the Mate30 series of the same Kirin 990 5G SoC, which is the industry’s first use of TSMC 7nm and EUV ultra UV lithography technology, integrating up to 10.3 billion transistors, is the industry’s first mobile SoC to break 10 billion, but at the same time the size of the board area compared to the previous generation reduced by up to 36%.
The Kirin 990 5G features a three-stage energy efficiency architecture of two very large cores (based on Cortex-A76 development) and two large cores (based on Cortex-A76) and four small cores (Cortex-A55), while integrating the 16-core Mali-G76 GPU for the first time in the industry.
In addition, Mr Yu mentioned that Huawei would develop a new folding-screen phone, and when asked what improvements would be made, Mr Yu said he wanted a lighter model than the current one on the market.