A new hinge design is expected to be used in Huawei's next foldable phone, according to industry sources at Zhaoli Technology, a manufacturer of smartphone hardware. Smartphone manufacturers are ready to launch phones with this new hinge, the company says. They've been working on it for quite some time.
This hinge has fewer parts, which means it costs less and has a higher level of reliability, even though it hasn't been named.
The clamshell Huawei phone that we've been hearing about will likely be the first foldable Huawei to make use of the new design. You may expect something compact in a variety of vibrant new colors. This post on Weibo includes a few renders, but we can't say for sure if any of them are real or not.