first_img Foldable smartphones are reportedly the next big thing, and just about every smartphone maker has shown one off already. So far their displays tend to open and close like a book.That’s not the case with a new prototype Sharp is showing off. It’s a clamshell design that looks remarkably similar to an old-school Motorola Razr, except its interior is all screen.The display measures 6.18 inches diagonally and boasts a native resolution of 1440 × 3040 pixels. That’s roughly 544PPI and in the same neighborhood as the stunning display on the Samsung Galaxy S10.The big difference, of course, is that Sharp’s display is meant to be folded repeatedly. Sharp says it can be opened and closed more than 300,000 times.It’s hard to judge with certainty from the brief video clip shared by Engadget Japan, but it definitely looks like Sharp has figured out how to solve one annoying little problem we’ve seen on other company’s folding phones.速報です。シャープが曲がる折りたたみスマホ向け有機EL展示。三重工場と堺工場で製造した「純日本製」パネルとなります。— 小口貴宏 / EngadgetJP (@TKoguchi787) April 10, 2019There doesn’t appear to be a noticeable crease in the middle of the screen when it’s unfolded, even when mostly black. That’s a pretty big selling point when you consider that Sharp’s competitors are asking $2000 for devices that have visible grooves.Not sold on the clamshell design? While not all that popular in the West any more, there’s still a big demand for flip phones in Asian markets. Samsung just unveiled a new one back in November and slapped a $2700 price tag on it.Sharp could be positioning their new foldable to go after the same group of consumers. These are folks who don’t have an issue with sticker shock and Sharp wouldn’t have to produce a huge number of the first-gen phones. They could keep supplies limited to give the phone an extra dash of exclusivity while continuing to refine the displays for future mass-market devices.More on Robots Test Samsung Galaxy Fold Phone 200,000 TimesScientists Drop Smartphone Into Blender To Analyze Its ContentsLego Pokes Fun at Samsung’s Foldable Phone With ‘Lego Fold’ Rugged BlackBerry Clone With QWERTY Keyboard Hits KickstarterA Smart Speaker Could Save You From Cardiac Arrest Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgThe 2019 #NFLPARookiePremiere class! 😤🔥— NFLPA (@NFLPA) May 18, 2019Isabella and Butler both attended the NFLPA Rookie Premiere class and posed next to each other in a group photo, accentuating the eight-inch height difference.  Related LinksCardinals take Iowa State WR Hakeem Butler in 4th round of draftCardinals draft WR Andy Isabella with 62nd pick from Josh Rosen tradeCardinals loved work ethic, speed of receiver Andy IsabellaIsabella at 5-foot-9 and Butler at 6-foot-5 stand in the front row of the photo, along with Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, who stands on the other side of the row.Butler nearly stands taller than Detroit Lions first-round pick tight end T.J. Hockenson. The Arizona Cardinals went heavy at the wide receiver position in the 2019 NFL Draft.With three players taken at the position in their first seven picks, the Cardinals stocked up on players at the position who bring unique skill sets.For example, second-round pick Andy Isabella ran a 4.31 40-yard dash at the NFL combine, while fourth-round pick Hakeem Butler pumped out 18 bench press reps. The two also have quite the size discrepancy. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 7 Comments   Share   (Twitter Photo/@NFLPA)last_img read more