Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei was among the first set of companies to launch foldable smartphones. The company’s Mate X was its first foldable smartphone that competed against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Since then, the company has launched three iterations of its premium foldable smartphone. It looks like another Huawei foldable smartphone is in the works. However, unlike the book-like mechanism, Huawei’s upcoming foldable will have a clamshell design. The foldable phone will be similar to Samsung’s Z Flip lineup, which folds and unfolds vertically. According to tipster Digital Chat Station, the Huawei clamshell foldable will be launching soon.

A GizmoChina report, citing the tipster, did not reveal the exact timeline of the launch. That being said, the tipster notes to be targeted towards the female consumer base. The foldable smartphone is also said to launch at a premium price tag in China. 

Digital Chat Station did not dive into other details of the clamshell foldable from Huawei. Therefore, details about the screen size, hinge mechanism, performance unit, etc., remain unknown at the moment. We will share more information as and when the details are available.

Huawei too has not confirmed the launch of its clamshell foldable phone at the time of writing this. We therefore would suggest taking the leaked details with a pinch of salt. If the Huawei clamshell foldable does exist, it will only be the third such device from a smartphone company. As mentioned earlier, Samsung has its Galaxy Z Flip line of clamshell foldable phones. Lenovo-owned Motorola, on the other hand, has the Moto Razr series. While the Razr was launched at Rs 1,24,999, it was eventually available under Rs 70,000 in India following multiple price cuts and festive offers. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 84,999 in India for the base 8GB + 128GB variant. The 256GB variant of the Z Flip 3 is priced at Rs 88,999.

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