Currently, foldable phones come in two distinct form factors – one unfolds into a tablet, while the other flips and opens akin to the classic flip phones of yesteryears. However, according to a recent report from TrendForce, Huawei might outpace the competition in 2024 by introducing a groundbreaking triple foldable smartphone.
The report suggests that the development of this innovative phone is progressing smoothly, and there’s a possibility of Huawei unveiling it as early as March 2024. If this speculation holds true, the anticipation is high regarding the potential advantages such a device could offer. However, a notable hurdle is Huawei’s ongoing restriction from collaborating with US companies, translating to the absence of Android functionality for the time being. This limitation might deter some users from embracing the device.
It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first instance we’ve heard about such a device. Samsung has been exploring this form factor for some time, yet they haven’t brought a similar product to market. If Huawei manages to launch this triple foldable phone, it would mark a significant achievement, outpacing Samsung in this particular technological race.
In the realm of alternative foldable form factors, Motorola recently showcased a concept phone with a bendable/foldable display and body. This design allows users to wear the phone on their wrist. However, the commercial viability of such a device remains uncertain at this point.