We have come across teasers, reports, and rumours over years that have shown companies inching closer to launching foldable smartphones - but there hasn't been much luck so far. This may change soon if a new leak is to be believed. ZTE is rumoured to launch its Axon M smartphone, codenamed Axon Multy, on October 17 which could be the first true dual-screen foldable smartphone.
Android Authority has shared a live image that is claimed to show the Axon M in its full glory. The smartphone can be seen featuring a hinge-like setup on the side that attaches the secondary display. The report says it sports dual full-HD display which folds into a 6.8-inch display with a screen resolution of 1920x2160 pixels. ZTE has already confirmed an event on October 17 in New York which may mean that the smartphone will be available in the US initially, not unusual with its global Axon series.
Unfortunately, there's no word on the specifications or pricing as of now but we can expect the handset to be priced in premium segment. It is also likely to sport top-notch innards.
The report adds that the smartphone will function as a regular smartphone, once folded. It also claims that the dual screens could mean that the ZTE Axon M will be able to run two apps simultaneously on different screens offering a PC-like experience. If it turns out to be true then the ZTE Axon M could be very well seen as a direct competition to the likes of iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and LG V30 - all of which have been already announced. The new ZTE Axon M could also open a new frontier for modern-day smartphones featuring two displays. Samsung is also widely to launch its Galaxy X foldable smartphone soon.