We have already heard about companies working on the next generation of devices with foldable display especially Samsung who has been in the news on several occasions with regards to its patent filings and other leaks.
But Samsung might not be the only brand working on such smartphone design and innovation. Well, ZTE and AT&T are now collaborating to develop a new smartphone which will boast of a dual screen. Reports suggest that the smartphone will be called the Axon Multy.
Moreover, it has been said that the new smartphone will be taking inspiration from the Kyocera Echo smartphone which was launched way back in 2011. Besides, ZTE and AT&T are looking to launch a handset that's similar in some ways.
Talking more about Axon Multy, the device is expected to feature a horizontal clamshell design. Meaning the smartphone will be folding along its vertical axis. The two 6.8-inch displays will likely come with 1920x1080 resolution and will be placed both on the front and rear faces of the handset.
When unfolded, the two screens will meet at the hinge to form a 6.8-inch 2,160 x 1,920 viewing surface. The device is further said to be sub-10-millimeter in thickness even in the folded state.
As for the specifications, Axon Multy will reportedly come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset which should be paired with 4GB of RAM. The device will likely offer 32GB of storage and will be backed by a 3120mAh battery. Talking about the optics, the smartphone will feature a single camera that will be a 20 MP sensor.
The smartphone is expected to launch in mid-October with a price tag of $650 (approximately Rs. 41,616 ). And as the handset will be AT&T exclusive, the carrier will most probably facilitate the suitability for media consumption. Besides, the smartphone will be exclusive to U.S. customers when it is launched. Chances for the smartphone to arrive in other markets is slim, but ZTE should make some announcements regarding the same.
In any case, it will be interesting to see what exact features this smartphone will bring when ZTE makes it official. We are expecting that to happen soon.