Both Samsung and Huawei are considering similar names for their foldable phones
The advent of foldable phones is going to be one of the higher profile and most closely watched mobile industry storylines of 2019, if for nothing else than the novelty of the new form factor. Between now and then, we’re also sure to get a steady stream of tidbits about everything from colors to internal specs related to the first foldable handsets on the way from device makers like Samsung and Huawei, with one of the newest details related to naming.
Huawei is reportedly pondering four names for the Chinese manufacturer’s first foldable device, with one of the names (“Mate Flex”) going the same route as a name under consideration for Samsung’s first foldable phone. As we reported a few days ago, Samsung executives internally are weighing “Samsung Flex” and “Galaxy Flex” as possibilities, though no device has as yet been made.
据报道，华为的首款可折叠手机备选名称包括4个，其中一个为“Mate Flex”，与三星首款可折叠手机的名字类似。正如我们几天前报道的那样，三星内部高管正在考虑“Samsung Flex”和“Galaxy Flex”这两个名称，尽管目前还没有生产出成品。
Huawei’s possible names emerged from some IP documents reviewed by AndroidHeadlines. From the site: “The company’s unconventional device is planned to launch as part of the Mate phablet lineup, with the firm presently pondering the names Mate F, Mate Flex, Mate Flexi, and Mate Fold.
根据安卓头条的报道，华为的这几个备选名称出现在该公司的一些知识产权文件中。华为的首款可折叠手机计划和Mate平板手机系列一同发布，该公司目前正在考虑的备选名称包括：Mate F、Mate Flex、Mate Flex xi和Mate Fold。
“The Chinese technology juggernaut already moved to trademark all four terms in several jurisdictions but it’s currently unclear which one of them is the front runner for the actual name of the incoming gadget. The answer to that question likely won’t be given prior to February, several weeks ahead of the expected announcement of the Huawei-made bendable smartphone.”
As the site goes on to note, speculation is that Huawei is aiming to officially unveil its first foldable phone at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. That’s when Samsung is also expected to show its foldable off, ahead of its first availability in March.
As far as Samsung’s plans go, the South Korean tech giant according to multiple media reports is aiming to produce at least 1 million units of its foldable in the first year — perhaps more, depending on market reaction. It’s also planning to release a new version every year, along the line of its flagship devices. AndroidHeadlines, meanwhile, thinks the possible names of Huawei’s foldable phone provides some insight into the kind of device it will be.
“The fact that Huawei’s first Android smartphone with a bendable display panel will apparently be launching as part of the Mate series is a strong indication that even outside of its unconventional screen, the device will boast flagship specifications, including the latest Kirin 980 chip from Huawei’s subsidiary HiSilicon,” the site notes.
“However, while Samsung is understood to be planning an entirely new product lineup revolving around foldable displays, Huawei’s decision to stick with a known sub-brand for its first such device suggests the company may still not be fully convinced in the near-term commercial potential of this new and unique form factor and could instead be planning for a period of aggressive experimentation before committing resources toward marketing an entirely new product family.”
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/46571.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
I'm very interested to see how durable this foldable screen is, I cannot imagine how can the screen being folded right at the middle for dozens of times everyday and dont develop a huge deep witness line across the whole thing.
So many sore grapes here. Some just cannot bear to see others do well.
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Why are Samsung and Huawei trying to sell me a folding screen? The A12 Bionic processor makes so much more sense for my hard earned money. The A12 Bionic is the most powerful processor in its class.
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Open Yun Natedyesterday
The new iPhone Maxi Pad Pro. Comes in crimson red.
新款iPhone Max和iPad Pro有深红色的。
Apple is 3rd to Samsung Huawei
MAKE CHINA GREAT AGAIN
False. One company is waiting to copy the other and lose in court.
Im wanting the new one that stops all the tracking , and ads., and give privacy back. Almost ready for market I heard too.
Huawei should also trademark "Mate Clone".
华为还应该为“Mate Clone”（Mate 山寨）注册商标。
just got me a nice folding phone at Wally...30 bucks...ATT towers...unlimited 25 a month...it has better reception than my s6 and is 400 dollars cheaper
The new name for foldable phiones is............. Broken
Democracy Exporter21 hours ago
Huawei already has the foldable phone. Where is Samsung's?
It's funny how china all still wants their IP protected but disregard everyone else's IPs/trademarks.
Josh F22 hours ago
There are already two "notes" why not have another shared name
china copy's everyone.
I know the name of their phones the big fat thick phone