Honor is working on a foldable smartphone, as confirmed by a list of patented nicknames, and a leaker on Weibo has revealed some details around the device. According to Digital Chat Station, Honor will bring a smartphone with an 8-inch main screen, while the secondary panel will be 6.5 inches.
The source also revealed that the panel would be developed by BOE, the largest screen manufacturer in China. The company that has worked with Huawei in the past is currently working on a new technology for an ultra-thin flexible glass cover to protect the fragile screen.
We all know that Honor is now an independent brand and its ties with Huawei have been cut in theory, but in practice we still see a lot of similarities. Even with this foldable rumor, the diagonals match the Huawei Mate X and Mate Xs. These phones fold outwards and the large 8-inch screen turns into a 6.6-inch main secondary panel and another on the back that is used for video calls and selfies.
Whether Honor will borrow the knowledge of its former parent company or work alone to develop something unique, we haven’t learned yet when we have more information.
The source (in Chinese) | Going through