Lenovo could be the first OEM to launch a foldable smartphone. The likes of Samsung and Huawei have been backed to lead the way in this new era of smartphone innovation, but reports surfacing from China claim otherwise, suggesting that we could see a new foldable smartphone from Lenovo this month of October 2018.
It was back in 2016 when we saw the first concept video for a Lenovo smartphone that can bend. Two years down the line and Lenovo seems to be ready to unveil this device thanks to a teaser posted by the company on its official Weibo account. The video teaser is accompanied by the caption “we are just so terribly good. It’s time to show off. We’ll see you in October” in Chinese.
Looking at the video, the supposedly working foldable phone keeps on scrolling and allows touch input even after it folds to an angle of about 80 degrees. This phone will also be able to bend and wrap around one’s wrist as a typical watch would. Although not much about the device’s specs and features is in the public domain, a Chinese website claims the device will be called Lenovo C Plus and another website points to a 4.35-inch AMOLED display screen that can switch between smartphone and watch modes depending on current usage.
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Furthermore, the latter also claims the alleged Lenovo C Plus will support eSIM card that enables the user to switch between multiple network service providers. However, what still remains unclear is whether Lenovo will launch the phone this month or if this is just another PR stunt like what happened back in 2016.
Of course, we should find out more details about this phone as well as the Lenovo Z5 Pro, an upgraded version of the Lenovo Z5 that’ll include four cameras on the back to rival the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, in the build-up to the main event later this month.