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Sharp displays the vertical foldable smartphone patented last month

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Remember the vertical foldable smartphone Sharp patented last month? It appears that the company has finally started hyping the device up as it has given us a glimpse of what the device will look like. Needless to say, the video does not disappoint.

Unlike the previously unveiled foldable smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X, Sharp does not appear to be shying away from showcasing the device in all actuality as there is an actual human folding the device in a realistic environment. We can see a bit of a crease when the device is being folded which does not come as a surprise at all. For what is worth, the company is not trying to keep us in the dark.

Then again, when the device is folded, it becomes unusable leading to the ever-growing question as to whether or not foldable smartphones are even required or relevant for that matter.

Nevertheless, the upcoming Sharp foldable smartphone is no more confined to just patents and will soon be launched (we can just hope).

The screen of the Sharp foldable phone is very large. The screen edges are kept to a minimum, there is no notch, no hole in the display and no pop-up camera. What this will mean for the selfie camera is unknown. The Japanese are crazy about making selfies, so it is unlikely that Sharp chooses to omit the front camera as a whole. The process under the screen then?

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When you fold the smartphone, the display is on the inside. Sharp opts for a unique hinge that can bend at two points. So you can choose to close the device completely or only partially, leaving a portion of the screen usable.

If you carry the foldable smartphone with you, you choose to fold the device as a whole, so that the display remains optimally protected against scratches and bumps. For example, if a message arrives, you can open the device a little and you can immediately see what the message is.

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On the back, we see a single camera and a flash. “Be Original” is Sharp’s slogan. The Japanese manufacturer probably thinks, where other smartphone manufacturers choose two, three, four and even five cameras, Sharp takes it easy. With one high-quality camera, you can also shoot beautiful pictures.

Furthermore, the Sharp foldable smartphone has a connection at the bottom to charge the mobile phone. A 3.5mm connection seems to be missing. However, there are three buttons on the left-hand side, the functions of which are not explained in more detail in the design patent.

Sharp probably won’t feel the need to be the first to line up to present a foldable phone. Nevertheless, that does not mean that the Japanese manufacturer sees no future in this new trend. There is a good chance that the market for folding smartphones will continue to increase in the coming years, after which the mobile devices will also become cheaper. Possibly that is a good time for Sharp to get in.

Since the company now also sells its devices in Europe, this may mean that in the future we can also buy a foldable Sharp phone in the Netherlands.

View the patent for the  Sharp foldable smartphone here.

 

Former National Defence Academy Cadet, Mukul Sharma is an Android Lover. He makes Android reviews on Android Updated. You can find him at Android Updated or at Stuff Listings.

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Check out the amazing (and exclusive) folding iPhone Z concept from Caviar

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Caviar has come up with an amazing looking concept of an iPhone which they call the iPhone Z. The report has come to Android Updated courtesy of Letsgodigital.

Caviar doesn’t want to languish unaware until the autumn premiere of the new Apple product and offers the giants from Cupertino their own concept of the new iPhone to review.

Obviously, the time of great changes and serious updates has come – iPhone adepts are missing truly grandiose innovations and revolutionary ideas, this is why Caviar designers and engineers introduced an extraordinary concept that will exceed the expectations of the audience.

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The concept from Caviar is called iPhone Z, this is the sign of the new, young generation and the image of the silhouette that is “drawn” by the facets of the evolving smartphone at the same time.

Caviar’s version of a foldable phone can be used in various manners. There is a selfie mode, a tablet mode, a laptop mode, and a screen mode.
• Selfie mode: triple camera can be used combined with a part (1/3) of the flexible screen
• Tablet mode: the maximally opened screen: 3876 x 2758 pixels (215mm x 153mm)
• Laptop mode: it is convenient to use the keyboard matching the screen size (68,8mm x 153mm)
• Screen mode: allows the user to put the smartphone on the table and watch videos with comfort.

The iOS interface automatically responds to the position of the smartphone and its bent parts in space and switches to the desired mode. The foldable iPhone sports a bezel-less Super Retina HD (458 ppi) display. The aspect ratio in the folded and unfolded form (due to the three-part structure) is optimal for devices of such a form factor.

Folded, the screen is pulled like a modern smartphone (20:9 aspect ratio). In the unfolded form the screen has a typical aspect ratio for the iPad about 3:2. In contrast to the Samsung Galaxy Fold where the screen is square.

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The concept by Caviar incorporates two cameras. A front-camera with Face ID dot projector. And the main camera system consisting of a 15-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 15-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 15-megapixel telephoto camera.

The foldable smartphone is equipped with an in-display Touch-ID (in addition to the possibility of Face-ID) because many iPhone XS users expressed their dissatisfaction with the absence of this option. In addition, Apple patented a new type of screen dactyloscopic sensor, that’s why Caviar engineers offer to use this technology in the new device.

The concept by Caviar is also equipped with a USB-C connector, this way, the revolutionary device will become even more comfortable for the users. The information about the possible switch of Apple to this standard also appears in the reports of analysts.

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Meizu 16s will be official on April 23, company confirms the launch date

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The upcoming Meizu 16s flagship will launch on April 23. The company has officially confirmed the launch date via the Chinese microblogging platform Weibo.

The device has constantly been appearing in various leaks and reports. As a matter of fact, we have got two AnTuTu scores for the device.

The scores make the device one of the top performing flagships in the market.

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The new score is around 5% better than the previous one. Furthermore, comparing the Meizu 16s with the other flagships has given out amazing results.

A little while ago, the device appeared on the Geekbench database and now, it has popped up on the AnTuTu benchmarking platform as well.

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The Meizu 16s has given out a pretty impressive score of 357,975 on AnTuTu. Furthermore, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of RAM and once again confirmed.

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Speaking of the Geekbench scores, the device has scored 3778 in the single-core test and 10493 in the multi-core test. Furthermore, we will get 6GB of RAM and Android 9 Pie coming up with the device.

The newly leaked image sort of confirms the previously leaked ones as this one also features an almost bezel-less screen with no notch. The picture appears to be taken at some sort of a smartphones repair shop by the looks of the background.

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We can see the front camera at the top right side of the forehead of the Meizu 16s (alleged). Why the other companies cannot try to have the front camera embedded somewhere here is a mystery.

As far as the specifications are concerned, under the hood, the devices (the Meizu 16 lineup) will be powered with the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset which will be coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage with a scope of further expansion with the help of an external SD card.

We can see the front camera at the top right side of the forehead of the Meizu 16s (alleged). Why the other companies cannot try to have the front camera embedded somewhere here is a mystery.

A 3,600mAh battery will fuel the device, but we won’t get any fast charging coming up with the device.

The price will be somewhere around $490. As of now, this is all we know about the devices, but we are sure to receive further intel on the same in the coming days as the launch date approaches.

What are your thoughts on the Meizu 16s and the Meizu 16s Plus? Do let us know in the comments section down below. Also, do not forget to subscribe to Android Updated. To do so, just tap the bell icon at the bottom of your device screen.

Source: Weibo

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ZTE Nubia Alpha: Full specifications, features, price, release date, wallpapers, and more

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Check out the full specifications and features of the ZTE Nubia Alpha.

ZTE Nubia Alpha: Full specifications and features

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Specifications
Status Launched
Dimensions -
Weight -
SIM e-SIM
Display 4.01-inch AMOLED display
Resolution 192 x 960 pixels, ~245 ppi density
Aspect ratio -
Colors Gold, Black
OS Android Wear 2.1
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100
CPU Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU Adreno 304
RAM 1GB
Internal storage 8GB
Expandable storage No
Primary camera Single camera (5MP, f/2.2, 25mm (wide), 1.12µm)
Front camera No
3.5mm headphone jack No
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC No
Battery 500mAh Can last up to 48h on a single charge
Charging microUSB 2.0
Fingerprint scanner No
Other features -
Price $510

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