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Sony Xperia F foldable phone with 5G connectivity reportedly coming next year

On: May 30, 2019

“Sony’s foldable smartphone is said to utilise Samsung’s OLED flexible display technology”

Earlier this year, Huawei and Samsung unveiled their first foldable smartphones dubbed the Mate X and Galaxy Fold. Several other phone makers like Xiaomi and Motorola are also planning to release their foldable offerings in the near future. Now, according to a report by the Chinese publication CNMO, Sony is also working on its own foldable smartphone, which is said to see the light of the day at some point next year.

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According to the report, Sony’s foldable smartphone will arrive as the Sony Xperia F. The “F” in the name will allegedly represent foldable. The smartphone is said to utilise Samsung’s OLED flexible display technology. The handset will come with a taller 21:9 display like the recently launched Sony flagships. While the report doesn’t confirm it, Sony’s foldable handset is expected to offer a vertical folding design, unlike the horizontally foldable phones from Samsung and Sony.

Furthermore, the report claims that the Sony Xperia F will arrive with 5G connectivity. This could be the brand’s first 5G smartphone unless the Japanese tech giant introduces a 5G-enabled offering at the upcoming IFA tech show in Berlin. Sadly, no other details about Sony’s first foldable handset are available at the moment.

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Akshay Kumar

Akshay aka TechAkko has been writing about phones and other consumer electronic products since 2011. He has a special interest in smartphones, games and outer space, and you will always find him crawling the web for new and fascinating information for the same. When he wants a break from the digital world, he enjoys spending time in the peaceful environment of the Himalayas.