Best and New Fordable smartphones...
..Foldable smartphones are a family of smartphone form factors utilizing hinged flexible displays. Devices whose displays fold on a vertical axis are designed to fold out into a wider, tablet-like form, but are still usable in a smaller, folded state; the display may either wrap around to the back of the device when folded (as with the Royole Flexpai and Huawei Mate X), or use a booklet-like design where the larger, folded screen is located on the interior, and a screen on its "cover" allows the user to interact with the device without opening it (such as the Samsung Galaxy Fold). Horizontally-folding smartphones have also been produced, typically using a clamshell form factor.
Precursors to the concept have used multiple touchscreen panels on a hinge in a similar manner, but the term is currently synonymous with implementations that utilize a flexible display; concepts of such devices date back as early as Nokia's "Morph" concept (2008), and a concept presented by Samsung Electronics in 2013 (as part of a larger set of concepts utilizing flexible OLED displays), while the first commercially available folding smartphones with OLED displays began to emerge in November 2018.
The first generation of commercially-released foldable smartphones have been faced with concerns over their ability, as well as their high prices.
...Remember the days when text messages and Snake on your Nokia 3310 were two of the most exciting things a phone could manage? We do too. Fast forward 15 years and we have in-display fingerprint scanners, bezel-free displays, punch-hole front cameras, plus a whole new take on slider and flip phones.Flip phones were once slim, compact and hinged devices. Now, flip phones have morphed into foldable phones with actual bendable screens. That tends to bring the potential for huge price tags, though, to get hold of a piece of the magic.Here are the devices leading the foldable smartphone trend.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip...
...Not content with one foldable phone, Samsung debuted a second one a year after the first. But it's rather different to the Fold, instead folding down the middle, much like a Samsung version of the Moto Razr.Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855+, the 256GB phone is undeniably premium and is available now in black, gold and purple options. The hinge is similar to the existing Galaxy Fold, but Samsung says it's good for over 200,000 folds. You can open the hinge at different angles, with the content adjusting to fit the device. It's around 9cm by 7cm when folded.
Galaxy Z Flip design
- Clamshell design
- 167.9 x 73.6 x 6.9-7.2mm (open); 87.4 x 73.6 x 15.4-17.3mm (closed), 183g
- Black, gold or purple options
- No waterproofing
Let's talk about the folding display
- 6.7-inch Infinity Flex display, AMOLED
- 21.9:9 aspect, 2636 x 1080 pixels, 425ppi
- 1.1-inch, 300 x 112 pixel external display, 303ppi
Hardware and performance
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+, 8GB RAM
- 256GB storage
- 4G LTE
Samsung Z Flip battery life
- 3,300 battery, 15W charging
- Wireless charging
- Reverse wireless charging
The camera loadout
- 12MP, 1.4µm, f/1.8 main; 12MP, 1.22µm, f/2.2 ultra-wide angle
- 10MP, 1.22µm, f/2.4 punch hole front camera
- Android 10
- Samsung One UI 2.0
Samsung Galaxy Fold...
Designed and updated
- Closed: 160.9 x 62.8 x 15.7-17.1mm
- Open: 160.9 x 117.9 x 6.9mm
- Bixby/standby button
- Fingerprint scanner
There are two displays
- Exterior: 4.5-inch, 1680 x 720 pixels, Dynamic AMOLED
- Interior: 7.3-inch, 2152 x 1536 pixels, Super AMOLED
Power and performance
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 12GB RAM
- 4235mAh battery capacity, USB-C fast-charge
- 512GB storage, no microSD expansion
- 5G connectivity
A six camera experience
- Rear: 12MP main, 16MP ultra-wide, 12MP telephoto
- Front: 8MP selfie, RBG depth sensor
- Cover: 10MP selfie
- Huge display is vibrant and sharp
- Good battery life
- Cameras everywhere
- Sensible software adaptation
- Galaxy Buds in the box
- Engineered to fits neatly into a pocket
NEW: TCL Trifold...
TCL rollable and tri-fold concept phones hands-on: Exciting and worrying...
...It all started with foldables, but now TCL’s bending, or rather, rolling up our expectations of flexible displays into a new concept device referred to only as the “rollable.”
While still an early concept, the idea is to take a 6.75-inch screen and unfurl it to 7.5 inches with only an on-screen swipe, via a motorized mechanism. I was only able to see a very early version of this in person without the actual display or motorized functionality installed, and I have to say, I’m worried.
...In hand, it feels like a great size for a phone when shut, and when expanded, it makes a good deal more space for multitasking, watching videos, gaming, or otherwise. But if there’s one thing on all our minds regarding phones with flexible displays, it’s durability.
TCL showed us a video of the working prototype via a Tik Tok video one of the engineers filmed, and the swipe to open gesture seems to work there, but you can imagine there’s a lot still being worked out to ensure it doesn’t break or malfunction and can withstand actual, day-to-day use.
Microsoft Surface Duo...
...Microsoft Surface Duo is another device that comes with twin screens. This one doesn’t have a foldable display but brings together two different screens on either side of a patented and slim hinge that rotates 360-degrees. The idea of freely multitasking on two different screens simultaneously is thoroughly appealing, which makes the Surface Duo very exciting.
The Surface Duo is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and features two 5.6-inches screen. This upcoming foldable device runs on a custom Android built and will become available in the later-half of 2020.
The Microsoft Surface Duo will hit the streets in time for the 'holiday 2020' season, so likely before December 2020. We don’t know how much it will cost, or which regions it will be released in first. Hint: with two screens, it'll be expensive.
More recent rumors have hinted that Microsoft could launch the Surface Duo much earlier than originally planned, perhaps in April or May 2020. For now though, we don't have any solid evidence that Microsoft will indeed deviate from the schedule it first set out.
...One of the few foldable phones to launch in 2019 was the Motorola Razr 2019, modeled after the Razr flip phones of old, and it seems a successor is in the works: the Motorola Razr 2020 (or the Motorola Razr 2 as it might be called) could be out in the coming year.
The Motorola Razr 2019 was a novel device, bringing the nostalgia-inducing flip phone form factor to the modern day. But it had its issues for sure, with some problems we'd like to see fixed in a newer device.
That's why we've compiled this list of things we'd like to see in the Motorola Razr 2020, as well as having collected everything we've heard about the upcoming foldable phone so far.
The Motorola Razr 2019 impressed us with its audacious return to flip phone functionality - but after our brief first look, we were left with plenty of questions that could only be answered with a proper review. We’ve finally gotten our hands on the phone again, so here’s what we’ve found after a weekend with the world’s second major and widely available foldable - and first to sport a clamshell design.
The first thing to note is how easily the Razr melds into a pocket. Folded closed, it takes up half the footprint of a typical smartphone - and even if it’s a bit thicker, the Razr fits so well next to the rest of the items filling our pocket (keys, wallet, AirPods Pro case) that we occasionally forgot it was in there. That happened this weekend, even while helping move a friend into a new apartment - the Razr can, and likely will, disappear into a pocket.
Huawei Mate X...
...unfolds to transform the 6.6-inch full-screen smartphone into a 5.4mm thin, eight-inch tablet that features almost double the viewing area of the device in smartphone mode. Huawei calls it as Falcon Wing Mechanical hinge.
It features two battery combining a total capacity of 4500mAh with the 55W HUAWEI SuperCharge support. Under the hood, it also features the Kirin 980 SoC with Balong 5000 5G modem. On the memory department, we have 512GB internally and 8GB of RAM. The phone will ship with a custom-made EMUI 9.1.1 based on Android 9 Pie software.
A triple camera setup powered by Leica optics acts as front cum rear shooters. The trio comprises of a primary 40MP sensor (wide-angle lens), 16MP (ultra-wide-angle lens), and an 8MP sensor (telephoto).
- 7.8-inch screen folds in half
- Qualcomm SD855, 6/8GB RAMRoyole beat everyone to the punch, announcing the first commercially-available smartphone with a flexible display back at CES 2019 - even if it was only available in China as a developer handset.The FlexPai turns from a 7.8-inch tablet into a smartphone by folding in half. It's got all the power of a typical flagship smartphone but it's a bulky bit of kit when folded and it doesn't fold flat, leaving a nice big air gap next to the non-existent hinge. It also starts at £1209/$1300. We know a FlexPai 2 is coming but it was due to happen at the cancelled Mobile World Congress 2020. We're awaiting details of the re-launch.
LG G8X ThinQ...
...sn’t quite a foldable phone, but it’s a middling solution that gives you two screens – one regular, and one in a detachable flip cover. These two screens are separated by a wide hinge, but they are still fascinating and should ease multitasking.
...The G8X ThinQ is powered by Snapdragon 855 octa-core chipset, has a 4000mAh battery, and runs Android 9 based software out of the box.
New patent shows production renders of foldable Oppo phone. The smartphone has a pop-up system with a dual camera and unfolds into a tablet format.
Oppo is one of the manufacturers that is developing a foldable smartphone. At MWC 2019, the Chinese manufacturer showed a working prototype of a device that can be folded outwards. In terms of design, the Oppo smartphone looked very similar to the Huawei Mate X. Both feature a side bar.
Next Foldable smartphones...
...Nokia, a brand now owned by HMD Global, is said to be working on its first foldable phone at the moment, with a source claiming that Nokia may be ready to debut the device toward the end of the year or in 2021.
Check out Nokia Foldable phone release date, full specifications, availability dates, and rumors.
After the news of Nokia 5G phone, people are also searching for the Nokia foldable phone as well. Those are the most anticipated things in a smartphone this year and might continue until the next year-end. So, here we talk about the upcoming Nokia Foldable smartphone release date, rumored specifications, news, and other leaks as it happens.
Sony Xperia Flex...
...Sony Xperia Flex is the first Sony foldable concept smartphone the company is rumoured to be working on. It comes it own foldable technology that allows bending the middle section of the display. It sports a bezel-less design and has a metallic design. However, the back seems to be made out of glass. There is a small notch on the top which houses the front camera. Even with the notch, there is a high chance that it will have more than 90% screen-to-body ratio. The rear sports an AI-powered dual camera setup.
The smartphone has sharp edges and has small cuts on both sides of the device that helps it to bend along the screen easily. The foldable position bears an uncanny resemblance to Sony’s own PlayStation 4. Both the top and bottom contains a small 3mm display that displays the time and other notifications without having to unfold the phone.
...It will likely be powered by the top-of-the-line hardware like Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 coupled with 6GB or 8GB RAM with 128GB or 256GB or 512GB of internal storage. The AI-powered dual cameras in the rear will have a 19MP + 12MP configuration while the front will have a 12MP sensor. The top-notch will also house a 3D facial scanner as there is no fingerprint sensor in sight. Another possibility is that it may come with an on-screen fingerprint display that is currently available from other suppliers. There will be a bigger battery with support for wireless charging. However, all things said the above-mentioned specs are just rumours, and the company hasn’t even confirmed the existence of the device.