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Huawei wants to respond with a Galaxy Z Flip 3 competitor this year

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Last updated: November 30th, 2021 at 19:23 UTC+01:00

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is by far the most successful foldable smartphone yet, Samsung or otherwise. It doesn’t have any real competition, but Huawei is reportedly planning on changing this — at least in China, where it’s still allowed to sell its phones.

A fresh report says Huawei could release its first clamshell foldable phone this year to compete with Samsung. The information comes via Weibo from the supply chain. More specifically, Huawei’s hinge supplier, which is reportedly working on a durable and lightweight solution for what could become Huawei’s first foldable clamshell smartphone aimed at competing directly with the Galaxy Z Flip 3.

Accompanying the original Weibo post were a couple of rough renders depicting what could be Huawei’s first clamshell foldable. One example has a fairly large cover display, while the other lacks a second screen altogether. The examples are rough and likely not an accurate reflection of the phone’s actual, final design.

Nevertheless, Huawei’s first clamshell foldable might be closer to reality than these renders suggest. Huawei could introduce this new clamshell foldable phone in late December, says the source. Regardless, it probably won’t threaten the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and its ongoing market supremacy. Huawei is apparently betting on a lower price thanks to decreased hinge costs, but Samsung is very much in a similar position. It’s not as if Huawei is the only OEM to take advantage of gradually lower production costs over time.

Of course, this wouldn’t be the first time for Huawei to be inspired heavily by Samsung’s foldable phones. The company pretty much gave up on its original vision and copied Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold design earlier this year, so the idea that Huawei is now looking to imitate the Galaxy Z Flip 3 shouldn’t surprise anyone.

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