It seems that companies of the world are looking in to establishing roots in what seems to be the next big innovation in smartphone technology, that is foldable phones. Apple is one company that will not be left behind in this particular segment and for long we have heard of countless developments being made by the R&D of Apple in regards with coming up with a foldable iPhone.
Apple is definitely going to set mark by launching their very own foldable device keeping in mind all the reports and leaks which have come about in the past year. In accordance with the latest news, it is found that two Apple’s foldable iPhone prototypes have passed the company’s internal durability tests.
Keeping in mind the latest report, the two foldable iPhone prototypes have passed their durability tests which took place at the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, China. The first device out of the two that passed the test for durability was dual-screen model with two separate screens which are binded together by a hinge which is in the middle of the two screens, a similar design to the one we saw on the Microsoft Surface Duo.
What this means is that the display is going to be much more durable than the one we saw on the Galaxy Fold, Motorola Razr, or the Mate X as it would not have a fragile bendable screen, but two ordinary screens binded together on a single hinge. This is one of the main reasons why the Surface Duo also has a more durable screen than the rest of the folding smartphones.
In contrast, the second foldable does have a bendable screen and according to the report, the phone will be a clamshell device similar in design to the Galaxy Z Flip and the Motorola Razr. The device will have a flexible OLED panel which will be provided for by Samsung. This falls in line with previous industry reports which more or less claimed that Apple sourced a large number of folding screens from Samsung in early 2020.
Thus far, details regarding the specifications or design of the phone are still scarce given that up till now only the news regarding the prototypes have surfaced, not the phones at large. These were only designed to test the durability of the hinge mechanism.