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Xiaomi, Huawei to Use Samsung’s Foldable Panels

The Mate X2 will adopt a design similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, means it will not fold outwards but inwards

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Xiaomi devices include Xiaomi smartphones, Mi TVs, Mi ecosystem and accessory products that were sold across mi.com, Mi Home, Flipkart, Amazon and offline partner stores. Wikimedia Commons

Two major Chinese smartphone manufacturers Xiaomi and Huawei will reportedly use foldable smartphone panels from Samsung Display this year.

Earlier, Huawei Mate X used foldable panels from China’s BOE while Xiaomi’s Mi Mix Alpha used a flexible display from another Chinese display maker, Visionox, news portal GizmoChina reported on Friday.

Xiaomi had recently patented a pull-out phone with a side bar. The patent was approved and published on December 6, 2019 and it may use foldable smartphone panels from Samsung Display.

There are some product images included where a device is shown that can be pulled into a tablet format.

Meanwhile, the cameras are placed at the rear, which a user will notice when the smartphone is pulled out. The front cameras are placed on a sidebar, similar to the Mi Mix Alpha.

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People walk past a Huawei retail store in Beijing, June 30, 2019. VOA

Xiaomi is expected to release a foldable phone by the end of 2019.

Additionally, Huawei is also reportedly planning to launch its another foldable smartphone Mate X2 in the third quarter of this year.

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Based on the date, the foldable device should be powered by the upcoming Kirin 1000 processor and will most likely be unveiled at IFA 2020.

The Mate X2 will adopt a design similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, means it will not fold outwards but inwards. (IANS)

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Tech Giant Huawei Partners With TomTom To Launch an Alternative of Google Maps

The US added Huawei to the Commerce Department's trade blacklist in 2019, making it difficult for the company to do business with its American suppliers

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Fortunately for Huawei, TomTom isn't just a new player in that field, having specialised in navigation services and devices for more than two decades now. Wikimedia Commons

Sending a messege to the US that it can do without Google Maps, Chinese telecom and handset giant Huawei has now struck a partnership with Dutch location technology provider TomTom, which will allow it to use the companys maps, traffic information and navigation software to develop its own mobile apps.

Fortunately for Huawei, TomTom isn’t just a new player in that field, having specialised in navigation services and devices for more than two decades now.

The arrangement had been struck a while back, according to TomTom’s Remco Meerstra, but hadn’t been revealed until now. The company declined to share more details, Engadget reported on Monday.

This partnership is almost providential just as the Dutch location technology firm decided to shift its focus away from hardware and into licensing software and selling services.

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Sending a messege to the US that it can do without Google Maps, Chinese telecom and handset giant Huawei has now struck a partnership with Dutch location technology provider TomTom, which will allow it to use the companys maps, traffic information and navigation software to develop its own mobile apps. Pixabay

And even better, it isn’t affected by the US Entity List ban on Huawei, according to Slash Gear.

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The US added Huawei to the Commerce Department’s trade blacklist in 2019, making it difficult for the company to do business with its American suppliers. (IANS)