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The smartphones are slowly developing into a very interesting foldable device. Microsoft and Lenovo are working on new device that will have a foldable display to create a new category between smartphone and tablet. Microsoft is one of the few companies testing the device but it is not ready for the public launch yet.

Microsoft’s long rumoured ultimate mobile device ‘Surface Phone’ might come with a foldable display. The device could be turned into a smartphone from tablet and vice-versa. But as Microsoft is too slow, ZTE is already working on a foldable smartphone and it will be launched as early as next month.

Last week, details of a foldable smartphone from ZTE were revealed. Now ZTE has sent press release that hints the possible launch of the ZTE Axon Multy. The foldable Axon Multy will be unveiled on October 17. A new set of reports have also leaked the Axon Multy features and specifications.

On both front and back, the device will have a 6.8-inch displays with a resolution of 1920×1080. It will be 10-millimeter in thickness even in the folded state. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, the Axon Multy have 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It has a single 20MP camera, the location is not known yet.

The ZTE Axon Multy will cost around $650 and it will run Android. There is no word on Windows 10 variant as Andromeda OS is still not ready for the general public. At the time of filing this story, the device is said to be US exclusive.

Surface Phone wouldn’t be the first device with a foldable display but Microsoft is now getting a chance to see how the ZTE’s new device performs in the market before they unveil the ultimate mobile device.

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