Samsung patents foldable gaming phone design with mechanical D-pad

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It's the year of the foldable phone, and this year, it won't just be Samsung talking up something foldable, as Huawei teases a bendy phone, as well. It was also the first Samsung phone where the fingerprint scanner was moved to the back!

It has been no secret that large flexible displays are coming to devices, with the Royole FlexPai being debuted previous year as the first smartphone with a flexible display.

What's interesting about the image is that it reveals Huawei's foldable phone will have the main screen facing outwards when the device is folded and used in smartphone mode.

We know Huawei has a foldable phone coming, and that it'll be on show at MWC in Barcelona at the end of the month.

Furthermore, Xiaomi has reportedly begun to design and develop its own foldable smart-phone with an expectation of being the cheapest device ever in its category.

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Over the past few months, news has been hotting up about Samsung's foldable smartphone, the Galaxy F.

Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. According to some recent leaks, Samsung Galaxy A90 to be Firm's First Phone with a pop-up Selfie Camera. The revolutionary phone will be exhibited at MWC 2019, after which it will be possible to buy the foldable Huawei smartphone from late April / May.

These renders show that there is still a lower bezel though not a thick one. You can also see that a D-pad is situated on the left-hand side, while six small buttons are visible on the right. Mobile World Congress is usually the platform where we get to see the best innovations surrounding mobile and it might be a showstopper at the event.

Foldable smartphones are definitely going to be the most innovative trend of 2019. Huawei's event at MWC will take place 4 days after the Samsung Unpacked event where the South-Korean company is expected to release its S10-lineup along with its foldable smartphone which is dubbed as Galaxy F.

South Korean tech giant Samsung gave us a glimpse of its foldable display smartphone past year in November at its Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco.

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