In 2019, we saw the official launch of the foldable smartphone concept where companies such as Samsung and Huawei have come forward with foldable smartphone concepts of their own. Clearly they are not alone and according to a recent video, it looks like Sharp could be interested in such devices as well.
The video above shows off a prototype from Sharp in which instead of a display folding outwards vertically like we’ve seen from Samsung and Huawei, Sharp has opted for a display the folds vertically. The display in question is said to measure 6.18-inches with a resolution of 1440×3040.
Sharp also claims that the display is capable of withstanding 300,000 folding cycles, meaning that it should last users quite a while before it gets damaged and stops working. That being said, it is unclear as to what Sharp wants to do with this. The company expressed their interest in commercializing it in the next few years, but whether or not they will be creating their own foldable smartphone or simply supplying the display technology is unclear.
In the meantime, what’s interesting about this prototype is that it reminds us of a report in which it was suggested that Motorola might be reviving its legendary Razr clamshell feature phone, except with a foldable display.