Chinese phone maker, ZTE has created the first dual-screen smartphone. The new Axon M rocks two 5.2-inch displays that can be combined in tablet mode or used for separate tasks – when folded it looks like a traditional smartphone. Overall the phone can be used in four different modes.
CEO of ZTE Mobile Devices, Lixing Cheng said: “The ZTE Axon M is the beginning of a significant movement of smartphone capabilities, and ZTE is leading the way.
“The mobile technology ecosystem and consumer habits have evolved over the past several years, but the smartphone experience only slightly varied throughout that time until today, with the introduction of the Axon M.
“Consumers need and expect more from their current smartphone and we are proud to collaborate with carriers around the world and AT&T in the US to transform their mobile experience.”
The Axon M’s radical design means ZTE will need to work with developers to build applications that will optimise the dual display set up of the device.
The trend this year – most notably spearheaded by Samsung on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus – has been the removal of screen bezels, however, focus is fast shifting towards foldable devices. We understand that Apple is working with LG to develop the first foldable iPhone by 2020, while Samsung hopes to launch a foldable Note phone by next year’s August.