ZTE was one of the first company to build a foldable smartphone, the Axon M, with separate displays. Now, the company is working on a foldable smartphone with a flexible display, according to LetsGoDigital. The patent images on the post show a similar design as the Motorola RAZR that we have seen earlier.
To recall, Samsung and Huawei have released their respective foldable phones both of which will go on sale globally by the end of 2019. ZTE has not revealed, however, the release date of its foldable smartphone.
As per the renders, ZTE, unlike Samsung and Huawei who have their foldable smartphones fold horizontally, will have its smartphone fold vertically. The folding hinge on the device will be located in the middle, with the upper half portion being slightly bigger compared to the lower half of the device.
ZTE has implemented the design in a way that will let users have a small portion of the display always in view to get important notifications. The front foldable panel does not consist of a camera module. The camera module, compromising of two sensors, is placed on the back of the device, according to images shared online.
The right edge of the device consists of a power button along with a volume rocker. While the bottom edge reveals two speaker grilles along with a cutout for the charging port.