About two weeks ago, images attributed to the Xiaomi clamshell phone were released while running the MIUI 12 user interface, sparking rumors of its release this year. Now, a new report has been published which shows that other Chinese companies have started working and, like Xiaomi, are looking to launch a clamshell phone in 2021.
One of the most knowledgeable sources in the tech world, nicknamed Digital Chat Station on Weibo Claimed Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo are preparing for the unveiling of the clamshell phone this year. He added that all three companies will introduce their products at an unknown time in 2021.
As mentioned at the beginning of the text, a clamshell phone, believed to be made by Xiaomi, was spotted at a Chinese subway station a few days ago. The folding mechanism of this mobile phone, according to what can be seen in the pictures, is very similar to the mechanism of the Galaxy Z Fold and is displayed while running the MIUI 12 user interface.
It is possible that the Xiaomi clamshell phone will enter the market with the same design, but at the moment, not much information is available about the Oppo and Vivo clamshell mobile icons. Of course, according to some rumors, Oppo mobile phone will probably have a book mechanism similar to what is seen in Xiaomi mobile and Galaxy Z Fold.
The source at the end of his report mentioned Samsung and the export of flexible displays. According to him, the Korean manufacturer has increased the export volume of flexible displays, which means that we will most likely see the supply of clamshell phones by various companies, especially Chinese companies, this year.