We have been hearing rumours of that long awaited Huawei clamshell phone, which could well be announced on December 23rd. LetsGoDigital have given a rendering, indicating that the device will use a combination of four cameras on the rear lens, and there seems to be a small screen area below the lens, which is expected to display some reminders like SMS, allowing users to perform convenient operations.
According to a leak on Weibo, the Huawei Mate V folding screen phone will use upper and lower folding, and the blogger said that price positioning will not exceed 10,000 yuan, with the device mainly for the female consumer crowd. The tipster also mentioned that the mass production of the hinge is now in full swing, with the renewed hinge being manufactured by Zhaoli Technology.
Interestingly, as with all this Huawei, expect many a twist of innovation. As reported by LetsGoDigital, Huawei seems to be developing a new cooling system for future folding smartphone designs. This is evidenced by a patent that Huawei Technologies has filed with the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) in mid-2020. The 46-page documentation titled “Heat pipe for electronic device and method of manufacturing therefor” was published on November 25, 2021.
With a folding telephone, it must be possible to transfer the heat from one part of the housing to the other part. However, conventional heat pipes use rigid materials. Therefore, they are not suitable for use with foldable telephones. Huawei has found a solution for this. The heat pipe, which is distributed over both parts of the housing, is provided with a polymer layer in the middle – this is applied at the height of the folding part. Due to the flexible nature of this polymer layer, the appliance can be bent frequently without causing damage to the heat pipe. This also prevents the risk of coolant leakage. The heat pipe can be made of copper, titanium and/or aluminum material.
The patent documentation states: “The proposed heat pipe is designed to be suitable for mass production”. The technology now appears to be at an advanced stage of development. Watch this space for more!