Sony Said To Be Working on a Rollable Smartphone

Unconfirmed reports has it that Sony is working on a phone with a rollable display and 10x zoom camera. This is a so-called “nautilus design” and reportedly uses an LG Display panel.

LG showcased a 65-inch rollable OLED TV at CES 2018, this could be a smaller version of the same tech. As the time of demo, it was just a prototype, but the South Korean company will start selling it as the Signature Series R later this year.

Alleged Specs Of The Rollable Sony Xperia

The rollable Sony Xperia is still in the prototype stage as well, currently powered by a Qualcomm SM7250 chipset (Snapdragon 710). The production model should upgrade to Snapdragon 855 with a X50 modem for 5G connectivity.

The phone is said to have a 10x zoom camera. It’s unclear if this is 5x optical and 10x hybrid or actual optical 10x zoom (which would be a first). Also, it’s powered by a 3,220mAh battery, likely constrained by the rollable form factor (foldable phones use two regular batteries).

Speaking of form factor, will this phone roll up into a cylinder? This would be a great shape for a long focal length lens, but it will need a prism to reflect light 90°. Otherwise, it would be quite awkward to use the screen as a viewfinder.

The rollable Sony Xperia may be unveiled in December this year or in early 2020.

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