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Motorola Says It is Indeed Working on a Foldable Phone!

Motorola is making a foldable phone! The
company confirmed as much this week at MWC, saying that they
started working on foldables “a long time ago” and don’t plan
on “coming later than everybody else in the market” with the
release of one.

Moto’s VP of global product Dan Dery coughed up the insight in
an interview with Engadget, where he possibly hinted
at the phone having that
sweet-looking patent design from last month. Dery suggested
that a clamshell design, similar to old school Razr phones, is
probably better in the long run, as it would offer protection
to the soft screens companies are using in these first-gen
foldables.

Huawei, with its Mate X, uses a foldable design that never
protects its big display. Samsung, on the other hand, is

folding a display like a book, but does feature an external
display that could take damage over time. Motorola believes
that plastic OLED displays that are being used start dying the
minute you unpack them, that your nails will cause harm to
them, and that they won’t ever look as beautiful as they do on
day one. He’s probably right, which is why we
deemed the Huawei Mate X bad. To counter
that, it’s going to be a no-display-on-the-outside phone from
Moto.

In related news, Dery did talk about the future beyond this
first foldable, saying that the “holy grail” of foldables is
going to be one with a dual-fold, sort of like a Z-design. He
noted that “two very famous” companies are working on this
concept already, though he wouldn’t name them. But again, the
first phone from Moto won’t be this “holy grail.”

We don’t know when to expect a foldable from Motorola, but if
they plan to join the party with others, it could be anywhere
from April through the end of 2019. Samsung’s Galaxy Fold
arrives in April, while the Mate X will be here by the middle
of the year.

// Engadget

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