Move Over Foldable Phones: Sony Is Working On A Rollable Smartphone!


Finally, Sony's advertised goals for its smartphones are to be entertainment devices which is probably not a good fit for such foldable devices either.

Yes, the popular smartphone company is on its merry way to introduce a device with a rollable technology.

Tipster Max J from AllAboutSamsung says that he has genuine intel about prototypes being worked on at Sony. The phone features a two-in-one rear and front camera.

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Some leading smartphone makers such as Samsung, Huawei have already introduced foldable smartphones in the market, and there has been news about Samsung filing a patent for a rolling display. A few months ago we heard that Sony is prepping a 5G-capable, clamshell-style folding Xperia phone ready for launch in 2020, so next year might be fairly the year for innovative Sony products.

The tweet has revealed some of the key specifications of the phone, which can tell us quite a lot about the phone. The notorious rollable display will be an LG display, and the phone will come with a 10X Zoom camera. While the retail device will be powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 855 flagship chipset with Snapdragon X50 5G modem, the current prototypes are reportedly being powered by a Snapdragon 7-series SoC, codenamed SD7250. The handset is expected to be built along with the "Nautilus design" principles.

Sony's new smartphone with a roll-up display screen may come with Snapdragon 855 processor. He terms the design as "nautilus" which could imply it is an outward folding design, similar to the Huawei Mate X; but could also mean a rollable display which would definitely be unique.