In this insider, we first talk about Apple's plans to develop a foldable smartphone. Then we will learn about UNISOC's aspirations to bring to the market its chipset with a 5G module. After that, we will discuss HTC's intentions to present a new smartphone. The company believes that it will help regain the previously lost commercial positions. At the end of the review, there will be information about the test results of the Vivo device.
Foldable iPhone may start selling next year
Recently, William Lacourse, professor of glass science at Alfred University, announced that Apple will soon be creating an iPhone with a foldable display. Its sales may begin in the second half of next year.
These data are indirectly confirmed by information received from the Corning mill. This venture supplies Gorilla Glass to Apple for the iPhone. Corning said it is actively developing "glass products" for folding devices. They will appear on the market in the next year and a half.
The conclusion of William Lacourse looks quite logical, who believes that if Gorilla Glass is created, then this technology will be used in the development of a similar iPhone. Therefore, in 12-18 months, sales of the Yabloko foldable smartphone may begin.
What will this apparatus be like? Will it have a clamshell form factor or a book-like design? The results of reflections on this topic were concentrated in a video clip created by designer Antonio De Rosa. In it, he expresses the opinion that it will be a device in the form of a book with a powerful filling, a triple main camera and a selfie module.
Continuing to speculate on this topic, Lacourse speaks of the possible probability of the American manufacturer refusing to release a folding smartphone. It is possible that the tablet will be the first bendable Apple gadget. This way the company will avoid the problems faced by the Motorola Razr and Galaxy Z Flip developers.
The fact is that glass for a tablet can be made more durable, since it is large in comparison with a compact smartphone. This will improve the production quality of the foldable region.
At the moment, no one knows for sure about the plans of the Americans. One thing is clear: they will act for sure, since the company's reputation is at stake. Their users are used to quality and thoughtful products.
UNISOC will show processor with 5G modem
Almost all modern smartphones are equipped with Qualcomm, MediaTek, Samsung and Huawei processors. These manufacturers are well known, but few people know about the existence of several other mobile platform developers. One of these is UNISOC, whose processors are known under the Spreadtrum brand. They are sometimes equipped with budget smartphones, video recorders and other household appliances.
Recently it became known that this company does not intend to lag behind more eminent competitors in terms of equipping chipsets with modern technologies. UNISOC today announces its new product, which will receive a 5G modem. Thus, mobile devices that receive such chips will be able to operate in fifth-generation networks.
Nothing has been announced about the specific characteristics of this product, but the developers have stated that it will work well for entry-level devices.
HTC wants to regain its share of the smartphone market
Many people remember HTC, which produced good-quality smartphones just a few years ago. The last devices of its production have long disappeared from the shelves. Until this moment, insiders did not report anything about the company's products, it was not known about its plans.
In September last year, Yves Maitre became the head of HTC. This ambitious entrepreneur recently spoke with reporters. During one of the interviews, he spoke about the company's plans for this year. According to him, the 5G-smartphone HTC will be announced soon.
Also, Maitre said that the main market of the company is Taiwanese. It is planned to develop not only the segment of smartphones, but also virtual visual content, or VR.
The HTC chief did not say anything about the characteristics and date of the announcement of the new product.
Before that, there was information that in the middle of next month, at one of the exhibitions, the company will show its VR novelties. These will definitely include the Vive Cosmos Elite, Vive Cosmos Play, Vive Cosmos XR and Vive Sync headsets.
Vivo NEX 3 5G test results have become known
Vivo is developing a smartphone based on the Snapdragon 865 platform. This will be the flagship version of the device with a 5G modem. Recently, the Geekbench database revealed information about testing a model codenamed V1950A.
Insiders believe that this is Vivo NEX 3 5G, which despite the presence of Snapdragon 865, scored only 921 points in single-core and 3369 points in multi-core modes. This is a bit for a flagship. It is possible that the situation will change after the optimization of the device.
Prior to that, it was known that Vivo NEX 3 5G was equipped with a 6.89-inch Full HD + AMOLED screen, 8/12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory, a retractable front camera and Android 10.
The Topic of Article: Insider # 11.02: folding iPhone; 5G UNISOC processor; return of HTC; Vivo NEX 3 5G.