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The Galaxy Z Fold2 post-teardown. (Source: YouTube)

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2's iFixit teardown shows it has improved on reparability in its category, if not by much

iFixit has posted its dissembly video for Samsung's latest flagship foldable device. The Galaxy Z Fold2 fared better than other phones with hinges that have featured recently on the same YouTube channel. On the other hand, it coul...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 19 Sep 2020 18:52:00 +0200
Royole will launch the FlexPai 2 on September 21. (Image source: TENAA)

Royole FlexPai 2 hits AnTuTu and the TENAA with a Snapdragon 865, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage ahead of September 21 announcement

The Royole FlexPai 2 has reached the TENAA and AnTuTu, shortly before its release on September 21. The foldable smartphone will have a 7.8-inch AMOLED screen, a Snapdragon 865 chipset and up to 12 GB of RAM with 256 GB of storage.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 18 Sep 2020 19:18:00 +0200
Apple may integrate a hingeless two-pane design inspired by the Microsoft Surface Duo. (Image Source: theHacker34)

Artist envisions the iPhone Fold in detailed animated renders

The renders are based on the specs leaked by industry insider Jon Prosser and depict the foldable iPhone featuring an inner display that consists of two hingeless screens similar to the Microsoft Surface Duo design. Artist theHack...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:05:00 +0200
The Surface Duo is a mess of components. (Image source: iFixit)

The Microsoft Surface Duo is a pain to repair

The Surface Duo may have spent a long time in development, but that did not make the dual-display smartphone any more repairable than other Surface products. The displays and glass panels can be removed without taking apart any ot...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 20:01:00 +0200
BOE is a proponent of flexible AMOLED tech. (Source: BOE)

BOE reports that its 5mm flexible display tech is now in mass production

Display panels that can fold and unfold regularly without damage will probably play a growing role in the electronics of the future. BOE is one company involved in their development and production. Its latest milestone in this end...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 11 Sep 2020 23:54:00 +0200
The Microsoft Surface Duo is now available. Image via Microsoft.

Microsoft's Surface Duo dual-screen Android phone now available starting at US$1399, early reviews unimpressed

The Surface Duo is now available. Microsoft's dual-screen Android phone has been hotly anticipated, but early reviews suggest the device needs a bit more time to bake; while the design is good, the software is buggy. The phone sta...
Sam Medley, Thu, 10 Sep 2020 21:05:00 +0200
The Motorola Razr 2020 5G. (Source: WinFuture)

Update: Launched, leaks confirmed | The Motorola Razr 2020 5G has a full specs leak and an unboxing ahead of its official launch

Motorola is scheduled to launch its refreshed Razr 2020 later today (September 9, 2020). However, it is already out there in the form of YouTube hands-on and first impressions by prominent tech influencers. Furthermore, Roland Qua...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 09 Sep 2020 22:18:00 +0200
The first official renders of the LG Wing have leaked out. (Image: Evan Blass/Patreon)

LG Wing render reveals full design of the swivel-screen phone for the first time

Official renders of the LG Wing have leaked ahead of its launch next week thanks to Evan Blass. The images show the device from behind for the first time revealing a rear camera array that is quite similar in appearance to the Sam...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 09 Sep 2020 07:06:00 +0200
The LG Wing will sport a unique form factor for smartphones. (Image source: LG)

LG shares teaser video for new form factor smartphone ahead of September 14 launch

LG has shared a teaser video for its upcoming smartphone, the so-called LG Wing. The device will debut on September 14 with a completely new form factor that twists out to reveal a secondary display. The T-design smartphone may re...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 02 Sep 2020 17:46:00 +0200
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G. (Image Source: Samsung)

Samsung addresses most major shortcomings of the original Fold in the new Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G; offers Snapdragon 865+ across all regions

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G foldable smartphone, which seeks address most of the shortcomings of the original Fold. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 will only be available in a Snapdragon 865+ version and comes with an improved...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 01 Sep 2020 18:09:00 +0200
The Galaxy Z Fold2 is live. (Source: YouTube)

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G crosses the US$2000 mark with ease in Europe

Today (September 1, 2020), Samsung has launched the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G for a number of markets worldwide, Germany included. This means we finally get to find out how the premium device is priced in various different regions. The ne...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 01 Sep 2020 16:00:00 +0200
A render based on OPPO's new patent. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

OPPO patents a clamshell foldable phone with the screen on the outside

Samsung has captivated some tech enthusiasts with its Galaxy Z Flip neo-clamshell phone, the second of its kind to be foldable. Now, a different mobile device company, OPPO, has designed one much like it, but in reverse. Its scree...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 31 Aug 2020 21:13:00 +0200
Lenovo will release the ThinkPad X1 Fold this fall. (Image source: Lenovo)

The ThinkPad X1 Fold is launching this fall; Lenovo offers a look at the inside of its first folding laptop

The release of the ThinkPad X1 Fold, Lenovo's first foldable laptop, draws closer. Now, the company claims that the X1 Fold will arrive this fall, although this could mean anywhere from September to December.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 28 Aug 2020 21:57:00 +0200
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 was announced a few weeks ago, but availability details are still unclear. (Image Source: Samsung)

Samsung is allegedly working on three new foldable phones

We haven't even found out when exactly the new Galaxy Z Fold 2 is going to be available, yet rumors about other upcoming foldable models are already circulating on Twitter. Details are quite skimpy, but it looks like Samsung plans...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 27 Aug 2020 14:46:00 +0200
Could there be a Z Flip Lite in the works? (Source: Samsung)

Samsung's "mid-range foldable" takes a step closer to reality with an official Wi-Fi certification

A recent leak has pointed to an upcoming Samsung foldable that may be more affordable than its predecessors. This rumor now gains more weight due to the fact that the Wi-Fi Alliance has registered a device with its alleged model n...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 23 Aug 2020 16:08:00 +0200
The Z Fold2 5G. (Source: YouTube)

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2: a new leak may confirm the same 120Hz limitations as the Note 20 Ultra

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G will launch for the first time on September 1, 2020. However, any remaining mystique around this second-gen flexible-display phablet may have been disspelled by what looks convincingly like a leaked a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 22 Aug 2020 23:16:00 +0200
The Galaxy Z Flip 5G might get a cheaper sibling soon. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung's next foldable device might be more affordable than its forebears

Foldables are the latest and most expensive forms of trendy mobile devices in existence. The blog SamMobile claims to have heard of a new, "budget" iteration of this tech from Samsung. It may have relatively low internal storage o...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 21 Aug 2020 00:37:00 +0200
Microsoft managed to further optimize the Snapdragon 855 SoC and squeeze some more performance out of it for the Surface Duo. (Image Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft's Surface Duo beats all of the currently available Samsung foldables in latest Geekbench tests

Even equipped with only 6 GB of RAM, the Surface Duo manages to beat Samsung's Galaxy Fold and Z Flip models, and for reference, it also beats the Exynos version of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Now, the launch version of the Surface ...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 20 Aug 2020 14:36:00 +0200
The Nubia Watch. (Source: Kickstarter)

The flexible display-toting Nubia Watch launches internationally via Kickstarter

Nubia launched its second-generation flexible display watch in China at the start of August 2020, and it has been exclusive to that market since. Now, however, the OEM has broadened its availability by making it a reward on a Kick...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 19 Aug 2020 21:00:00 +0200
The Galaxy Z Fold2 on TENAA. (Source: TENAA)

Samsung gets the Galaxy Z Fold2 through TENAA testing ahead of its Chinese-market launch

The Galaxy Z Fold2 is Samsung's second-generation book-form flexible tablet. It is slated to launch in the US on September 1, 2020, followed by a debut in China eight days later. The device has appeared on the database of the regu...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 16 Aug 2020 23:48:00 +0200
The next Motorola Razr will be revealed on September 9. (Image source: Motorola)

Razr 2020 5G: Motorola confirms that it will "flip the smartphone experience once again" on September 9

The rumours were true; Motorola will be unveiling a new Razr smartphone this year. The follow-up to the Razr 2019 will arrive on September 9 and is rumoured to feature a Snapdragon 765G SoC, meaning that it will also support 5G co...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:10:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy Fold — where do we go from here? (Image source: Samsung)

Thin bezels, under-display cameras, and foldables are overpriced stopgaps on the way to the post-smartphone paradigm

The rise of ultra-expensive foldable devices like the Samsung Galaxy Fold, Motorola Razr, and Apple’s rumoured iPhone/iPad hybrid underline a greater issue with the smartphone industry on the whole: the lack of genuine innovation ...
Column by Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:05:00 +0200
A render of what a foldable iPhone/iPad hybrid could look like (Image source: Roy Gilsing)

An iPad that folds into an iPhone? Apple’s apparently working on an eye-popping foldable for 2023, with a 3nm A16X and voice calling

Tipster @komiya_kj shared rather remarkable specs for a purported upcoming Apple foldable product. The foldable will evidently fill the gap between the iPad and iPhone by folding out into tablet form and folding into smartphone fo...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:58:00 +0200
E Ink demos its foldable e-reader prototype. (Image: GoodEReader)

E Ink shows foldable e-reader prototype that also supports pen input

E Ink has demonstrated the latest working prototype of its foldable display technology. The device also supports note taking via a stylus and points to what could be the near future for e-reading devices.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:43:00 +0200
The Surface Duo may be exclusive to AT&T in the US. (Image source: Evan Blass)

Surface Duo: Leaked marketing renders confirm the outdated looks of Microsoft's upcoming foldable

Leaked marketing renders have offered a closer look at the Surface Duo, Microsoft's long-awaited foldable device. While Microsoft exited the smartphone market four years ago, the bezels on the Surface Duo feel like the company nev...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 10 Aug 2020 20:35:00 +0200
Even if this was to be the Mi Mix 2020, it's not anymore. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

No new Mi Mix in 2020 after all: Xiaomi CEO

The Mi Mix series is a line of premium devices marked by experimental features in the works at the smartphone OEM Xiaomi. For example, its Alpha variant has a stand-out wrap-around display. However, the company's CEO, Lei Jun, has...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 09 Aug 2020 23:13:00 +0200
The first details of the Google Pixel 5a, 6, 6 XL and Pixel foldable have leaked. (Image: Google)

First Google Pixel 5a, Pixel 6 details leak including potential first foldable Pixel

An internal Google document has been leaked and ended up in the hands of 9to5Google. Sensationally, it reveals the codenames of forthcoming devices thought to be the Pixel 5a, Pixel 5 and Pixel 6 XL, but also explicitly mentions a...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:04:00 +0200
The Galaxy Z Fold2 is revealed. (Source: Samsung)

Galaxy Unpacked | The Z Fold2 is Samsung's latest flagship foldable, but no-one can order it yet

Samsung had been slated to debut 5 different devices at its major showcase that took place today (August 5, 2020). However, the last of these to appear, the Galaxy Z Fold2, was introduced rather than launched. Nevertheless, there ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 05 Aug 2020 20:21:00 +0200
The "Razr 2020 5G" in hands-on images. (Source: Weibo)

A new leak may confirm the Motorola Razr 2020 5G's design

Motorola's second-generation foldable is thought to migrate to a 5G SoC rather than the Snapdragon 710 found in its predecessor. Now, a new live image posted to Weibo may confirm the differences in looks between the two. It is by ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 01 Aug 2020 15:59:00 +0200
A new Z Fold2 render. (Source: MySmartPrice)

New, high-res Galaxy Z Fold2 5G renders show Note 20-esque cameras and thinner main-display bezels

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is a first-gen bendable phablet with a possible successor that is now thought to be called the Z Fold2 5G on its launch. A prominent leaks blog claims to have the latest renders on this device. These all-an...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 30 Jul 2020 14:00:00 +0200
The Surface Neo won't be sitting under anyone's Christmas tree this Holiday season. (Image: Microsoft)

Microsoft confirms its Surface Neo will miss its original Holiday 2020 launch window

Microsoft has confirmed, albeit indirectly, that its eagerly anticipated dual-screen Surface Neo has been delayed. Following a blog post that indicated Windows 10X would debut first on single-screen devices, it became clear that p...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 29 Jul 2020 13:18:00 +0200
CES 2021 will go ahead, if not exactly as normal. (Source: CTA)

The CTA announces CES 2021, and that it will be 100% virtual

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has announced that there will be a Consumer Electronics Show (CES) scheduled for January 2021. However, it will not be held in Las Vegas as usual: instead, an "all-digital" experience is p...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 28 Jul 2020 18:37:00 +0200
The Motorola Razr 5G looks very similar to the 2019 Motorola Razr in these leaked renders (Image source: @evleaks)

All-new Motorola Razr 2020 5G “Odyssey” renders leak: updated Snapdragon 765 chipset and 48MP camera to compete with Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Tipster @evleaks outed renders for the upcoming Motorola Razr 5G (or “Razr Odyssey”). The upcoming foldable smartphone offers little in the way of design improvements over the existing Motorola Razr, with a very similar screen la...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 27 Jul 2020 18:52:00 +0200
The Surface Duo has passed through the Bluetooth SIG and FCC (Image source: Microsoft)

Bluetooth SIG and FCC listings point to an imminent release for the Microsoft Surface Duo and a Snapdragon 855 chipset

The Microsoft Surface Duo has passed through the Bluetooth SIG and FCC, signalling its imminent release. The dual-screen device would be Microsoft's first smartphone since the Lumia 650, which the company released over four years ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 24 Jul 2020 13:59:00 +0200
The Galaxy Z Flip 5G. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung abruptly announces the 5G version of the Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung had let it be known that 5 devices would be unveiled at its August 5, 2020 Galaxy Unpacked event. The OEM's fans may have expected the Galaxy Z Flip 5G to be one of them. However, the Korean giant has now introduced this d...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 22 Jul 2020 20:34:00 +0200
Samsung will unpack new flagships in August 2020. (Source: Twitter)

A new Samsung Galaxy Unpacked teaser seems to confirm the Z Fold 2's debut

"One fold, infinite possibilities". That is the tagline for Samsung's latest promotional tweet on the subject of its next major product launch. Accordingly, it may be a strong hint that a successor to the first-gen Galaxy Fold wil...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 19 Jul 2020 21:21:00 +0200
Foldables with glass in their displays may be the more popular option. (Source: Twitter)

Apple foldables may launch with UTG from Corning: display-industry leaker

The well-known display supply-chain commenter Ross Young has released a projection in which foldable devices with ultra-thin glass (UTG) protection easily outdoes the first-gen Galaxy Fold (which has a polymer-coated display) in t...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 12 Jul 2020 18:25:00 +0200
The Fold 2 looks set to miss the next Unpacked event. (Image: @BenGeskin)

Fold 2 a no show for Galaxy Unpacked August 5 says tipster

XDA’s Max Weinbach has more bad news for Samsung fans groaning at the possibility the new Galaxy Note 20 could be lumped with the Exynos 990. Now Weinbach says that Samsung’s Galaxy Fold 2 will be a no show at the upcoming August ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 12 Jul 2020 15:08:00 +0200
The next Galaxy Unpacked event will be live streaming at 10 a.m. ET August 5. (Image: Samsung)

Galaxy Unpacked confirmed for August 5, Note 20, Fold 2 inbound

Samsung has confirmed that its next Galaxy Unpacked event will take place on August 5. The event, the first from the company to be held online only, will be streaming from 10 a.m. ET where it is expected that the Galaxy Note 20 an...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 08 Jul 2020 12:14:00 +0200
A future Huawei foldable could have a slightly different name. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei's new European trademark could make an apt name for the Mate Xs' successor

Huawei has filed a trademark application with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) for the name Mate V. This would be an adroit term for, say, a device that can fold like a book in the current Galaxy Fold style....
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 07 Jul 2020 00:08:00 +0200
An unofficial render of the Galaxy Fold 2 (Image source:

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 5G will feature the same 25W EP-TA800 fast charger as the Galaxy S20: 0 to 50 percent charging in 30 minutes

A 3C certification listing was recently spotted for the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 5G and indicates that the foldable will come with the same 25W charger as the Samsung Galaxy S20. This means the Galaxy Fold 2 will likely charge from 0...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 06 Jul 2020 17:56:00 +0200
The current Motorola Razr. (Source: Motorola)

3C clears a device that might be the next new Motorola Razr

The Chinese telecomms regulator 3C has reportedly certified a new Motorola device called the XT2071-4. This model number is rumored to correspond to the 2nd-generation foldable Razr. This new clamshell is thought to have the same ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 04 Jul 2020 00:16:00 +0200
The Galaxy Z Flip 5G in "Mystic Bronze". (Image source: Evan Blass via GSMArena)

Leaks confirm the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G in at least two colours, including Mystic Bronze

Evan Blass has published a 360° GIF of the Galaxy Z Flip 5G in Mystic Bronze. The device, which Samsung is rumoured to be launching on August 5 at a Galaxy UNPACKED event, will sport the same design as the current Galaxy Z Flip.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:08:00 +0200
A diagram based on the new Samsung patent. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Samsung's next-gen foldables may have equally flexible batteries

A new patent added to the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) database shows that Samsung has developed a foldable battery to power phones of the same nature. It is constructed of layers in a way that allows one of its cells...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 01 Jul 2020 19:10:00 +0200
Lenovo Yoga: Two screens, more productivity. (Image source: Lenovo via @h0x0d)

Leak confirms new Lenovo Yoga dual-screen device running Windows 10X

A new leak has confirmed that Lenovo has developed a Yoga dual-screen device running Windows 10X. The device, which resembles the Dell Concept Duet and Microsoft Surface Neo supports pen input and has a detachable keyboard.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 26 Jun 2020 13:03:00 +0200
The Galaxy Z Flip 5G is expected to launch on August 5. (Image Source:

More Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G specs get leaked

Most of the newly-leaked specs seem very similar to the non-5G version, except for the SoC that is now supposed to be a Snapdragon 865 Plus. The leaker also seems to be confusing the selfie cam with one of the rear sensors, so the...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 25 Jun 2020 18:16:00 +0200
The Galaxy Z Flip is getting a 5G refresh soon. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G: NFC and Bluetooth certifications put the upcoming 2020 clamshell close to launch

Samsung is currently believed to have a 5G version of its Galaxy Z Flip in the works. Several new listings on the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) website confirm this, overtly naming multiple versions of the same device in ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 24 Jun 2020 15:43:00 +0200
Ultra-thin glass is used in both the semiconductor and smartphone industries. (Image source: Schott)

Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 vs Huawei Mate 40 Pro: Chinese OEMs stocking up on ultra-thin glass could indicate potential dynamite flagship smartphone or foldable rivalry

It has been reported that Xiaomi and Huawei have been replenishing their stocks of ultra-thin glass (UTG), creating speculation of what the Chinese OEMs have in mind for the material. The upcoming Huawei Mate 40 Pro will feature a...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 21 Jun 2020 23:59:00 +0200
A render of the purported Galaxy Fold 2 (Image source:

Tipster outs new Galaxy Fold 2 details - thinner than ever with 7.7in display, 3.8mm bezel: but is that the right approach after the Galaxy Fold’s notorious QA issues?

Tipster @IceUniverse revealed new details about Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Fold 2 device. However, the thinner bezels and larger display raise concerns about durability, especially in the aftermath of Foldgate.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sun, 21 Jun 2020 12:49:00 +0200
Although the clamshell design of the Motorola Razr 2020 is sleek, the smartphone is simply too expensive

The new Motorola Razr is a beautiful mess

Foldable smartphones are inherently fascinating, and the Motorola Razr 2019 is certainly no exception. In this article we will explain why we would like to reco...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 | Qualcomm Adreno 616 | 6.2" | 205 g
Florian Schmitt, Fri, 19 Jun 2020 20:40:00 +0200



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