This rollable Sony handset could be unveiled by the end of the year.

Sony is reportedly working on a new rollable smartphone
Atom Tech Shorts Monday, July 08, 2019 - 19:45
Written by  S. Mahadevan

This is the season for foldable phones and Sony seems to have entered the fray. Except that Sony is doing something slightly different: A rollable smartphone expected to be unveiled by the end of this year. It is speculated that this device may be unveiled by Sony at the IFA 2019 coming up in September, at Berlin.

Sony’s ‘rollable’ smartphone could come fitted with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor combined with the X50 modem to enable the phone to operate the 5G service.

That is about all that this rumour has come up with. Though this bit of information itself is not a confirmed one, the rest of the assumptions are also picked from here and there and cobbled together to make the prediction about Sony’s foldable phone. One of them is the patent application that Sony has filed for a foldable phone with details of how the device would be functioning. That includes the part where the ‘rollable’ feature is described. The other part is the demonstrated technology from the South Korean giant LG for display screens that can be rolled up.

Speaking of the regular ones which figure in any discussion on foldable phones, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold should be in the shelves in the coming weeks. Huawei may follow it up with its release of a foldable device. There have been rumours of Samsung lining up more models in the foldable design format, including one that folds horizontally. The first set of Samsung’s foldable smartphones were faced with several glitches after it was sent out for reviews. Samsung then delayed the launch and even cancelled some of the pre-orders.

LG too is supposedly working on a ‘rollable’ phone. As it stands, it is not clear what Sony will call this phone, except that it will be another Xperia model with a suitable suffix.

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