Realme could launch foldable phone, under-display camera smartphone in 2022


  • Realme could be working foldable phone and under-display camera phone
  • These models may debut in 2022
  • Sketches of the alleged Realme GT 2 Fold have surfaced

Realme’s first foldable phone and under-display camera phone may launch in 2022. So far, Samsung, Huawei, and Xiaomi are the only well-known brands that have launched smartphones with foldable displays. It appears that popular Chinese brands including Realme may launch their first foldable smartphones in the coming year.

Also Read: Realme GT 2 Pro product testing starts, tipped to launch in Q1 2022

Meanwhile, a sketch of Realme GT 2 Fold is now doing rounds on social platforms. The image of the foldable phone has revealed its design and some of its key specs. One of the GT branded flagships arriving in 2022 could likely feature an under-display camera.

Realme foldable phones, under-display camera phone expected in 2022

Realme CMO Xu Qi Chase

Realme CMO Xu Qi Chase’s Weibo post

Realme China’s CMO Xu Qi claimed through Weibo today that the smartphones arriving in 2022 will come with a high-quality punch-hole display with support for higher resolution. There are only a few phones like the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra that feature a punch-hole screen that offers QHD+ resolution. Hence, it is likely popular Chinese smartphone OEMs may launch smartphones with such advanced displays next year.

He added that technologies such as under-display camera and foldable phones will further mature in 2022. This statement from the Realme CMO hints that the brand may launch its first foldable phone and the first phone with an under-screen camera in the coming year.

Alleged Realme GT 2 Fold design and specifications

Realme GT 2 Fold design

A sketch of the alleged Realme GT 2 Fold design

A sketch that showcases the design of a foldable phone named Realme GT 2 Fold is now doing rounds on social media sites. It reveals that the device has an in-ward folding design like the Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G.

As can be seen in the image, the GT 2 Fold has a 6.5-inch AMOLED cover display and an 8-inch foldable AMOLED panel inside. Both displays have a punch-hole positioned at the top-right corner. The back panel of the device has a horizontal camera module that includes a pair of 50-megapixel cameras. It seems to feature a side-mounted fingerprint scanner on the right side, whereas its left appears to be fitted with volume up and down buttons. Its bottom edge appears to be flanked with a USB Type-C port as well as a speaker grille. It is speculated to be priced at $1,200 (~Rs 89,200).

Readers are advised to digest the Realme GT 2 Fold’s existence with a grain of salt as there is no official confirmation on its existence. If the company has plans to launch a foldable phone next year, it may release some official teasers in the coming months.

Anvinraj Valiyathara

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