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Qualcomm Snapdragon 865-powered Vertu Ayxta Fold 5G available in China for over US$7,000

The new luxury foldable that carries the Vertu banner, namely the Ayxta Fold 5G, is actually a Royole FlexPai 2 with a back cover dressed in leather and with a few other minor visual touches. Hardware-wise, there is nothing mindbl...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 17:20:00 +0100
Xiaomi's first foldable smartphone could look a lot like 2019's Mi Mix Alpha. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Industry insider reveals details about the Mi Mix 4 Pro Max, Xiaomi's first foldable smartphone

A well-known industry insider has offered his view on the name of Xiaomi's upcoming foldable smartphone. Apparently, the device will herald the Mi Mix series' return, which Xiaomi has left dormant since the Mi Mix Alpha.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 02 Mar 2021 15:27:00 +0100
The Surface Duo 2 will address some key shortcomings of the original. (Image: Microsoft)

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 to address at least two major shortcomings of the original

Microsoft’s Surface Duo will address at least two major shortcomings when it launches later this year. The new device will pick up 5G support for the first time but is also expected to bring substantially improved camera performan...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 01 Mar 2021 11:26:00 +0100
This display bends both inward and outward. (Source: MyDrivers)

BOE has developed an ambi-folding mobile device display: new leak

Foldable-display phones are slowly becoming more prevalent; however, they are still at a point at which they can only do so in one way per device: inward or outward. However, a new leaked video suggests a concept device that can b...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 27 Feb 2021 18:52:00 +0100
A foldable Pixel concept design. (Image: Macrumors)

Prosser: Google Pixel "Fold" is real and in development

Google is working on a foldable Pixel according to tipster Jon Prosser. Prosser’s remarks align with rumors of a foldable Pixel which surfaced in the middle of last year. While exciting news, it does raise questions about Google’s...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 26 Feb 2021 10:08:00 +0100
Wistron presents 17-inch foldable tablet concept that can transform into a laptop and all-in-one desktop

Wistron presents 17-inch foldable tablet concept that can transform into a laptop and all-in-one desktop

Foldable devices nowadays come with relatively small displays, but, in a few years, we may be able to work with devices that integrate larger foldable screens like the Foldbook concept proposed by Wistron. By default, Foldbook off...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 25 Feb 2021 16:30:00 +0100
The OPPO X 2021 is teased again. (Source: YouTube)

OPPO premieres a more in-depth trailer for its slidable phone's design and function at MWC Shanghai 2021

OPPO asserts that slidable-OLED phones like its X 2021 are the best things since foldables. The OEM has teased the device in more detail than ever before at the MWC Shanghai 2021, outlining the various techniques it has developed ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 24 Feb 2021 22:56:00 +0100
Compal's ZeroEdge and Scroll concepts submitted for this year's IF Design Awards (Image Source: IFWDG)

Compal presents Scroll rollable phone concept and ZeroEdge laptop OLED displays

The Scroll smartphone concept in inspired by ancient scrolls and comes with a 10-inch display rolled up inside a stylish tube-like leather finish case, while the ZeroEdge design proposes a 14-inch 99% screen-to-body ratio OLED dis...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 24 Feb 2021 15:55:00 +0100
If the LG Rollable is still alive, it is only hanging on by a thread. (Image: LG)

LG Rollable not canned says spokesman, but it can only be on life support at best

LG has denied that it has cancelled its plans for the LG Rollable, its futuristic smartphone that can extend its rollable display into a tablet. At the same time, however, the company’s mobile future is far from certain.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:37:00 +0100
An OPPO X with remote charging tech. (Source: Twitter)

OPPO is the latest OEM with an over-the-air charging technology demo

Remote (or over-the-air) charging is a futuristic technology that a handful of mobile device OEMs claim to have cracked in 2021 thus far. The latest of these is OPPO, a company that has released a video of its new breakthrough in ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 23 Feb 2021 22:50:00 +0100
Here's our first look at TCL's tri-folding tablet

TCL's tri-folding tablet shows up online via a new leak

A new foldable device by TCL has turned up online. It appears to be the tri-folding tablet that TCL talked about in 2020, which can fold along two separate axes. In this particular instance, one part of the screen is being used as...
Anil Satyanarayana, Tue, 23 Feb 2021 15:34:00 +0100
Several Samsung Galaxy-branded smartphones will receive four years worth of software support

Samsung promises to deliver up to four years of security updates to over 130 devices

Samsung has announced that (almost) every Galaxy-branded smartphone will receive at least four years worth of software support. The list includes several devices from the Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy A, Galaxy Tab, and Galaxy Fold ser...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 22 Feb 2021 18:44:00 +0100
The Mate X2 has 4 color options. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei launches the Mate X2 with a new "Pinnacle Design", a secondary display and an astronomical price-tag

Huawei has announced the Mate X2 in China. This new foldable has been updated with an inward-folding design, much like its closest Samsung rival. However, the OEM has also set it apart with a new, space-saving design - on which a ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 22 Feb 2021 16:16:00 +0100
S-Pen support on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 could make the Galaxy Note lineup redundant (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 S-Pen support could mean the end of the road for the Galaxy Note series, and a higher cost of entry for S-Pen ownership

Insider sources told Korean outlet ETNews that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 may support the Samsung Galaxy S-Pen. The line between the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S series has narrowed over the past few generations: Z Fold 3 support for the S-P...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 22 Feb 2021 14:27:00 +0100

LG reportedly patents a new kind of rollable phone with a secondary display

Recent rumors suggest that LG's Rollable phone project is dead in the water. However, that has apparently not stopped the OEM filing a new patent based on the concept with the Chinese intellectual property office (CNIPA). It appea...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 21 Feb 2021 16:21:00 +0100
If Apple does relase a foldable iPhone, it could look like this concept render. (Image: iOS Beta News)

iPhone foldable still years from launch, might not see the light of day

Apple has been working on at least two different foldable iPhone prototypes or concepts with a view to potentially bringing one of the designs to market. However, a new report suggests that the company is only lukewarm on the idea...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 21 Feb 2021 04:01:00 +0100
The new

Huawei Mate X2: a new leak allegedly confirms the switch to an inward-folding design

A Weibo-based tipster has posted what is claimed as an official Huawei poster for the impending Mate X2 flagship foldable device. This phablet has long been rumored to ditch its predecessor's form-factor, in which its flexible scr...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 18 Feb 2021 22:10:00 +0100
A render of how the Galaxy Z Fold 3 could look if Samsung adopts the Galaxy S21 Ultra's design language. (Image source: Ben Geskin)

The next Samsung Galaxy Fold is 'very likely' to have a reworked inner display with a much cleaner look than the company's past foldable smartphones

The next Galaxy Z Fold is very likely to a reworked inner display, according to a renowned leaker. Reportedly, Samsung plans to ditch the punch-hole camera from last year's Galaxy Z Fold2, which was an improvement on the Galaxy Fo...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 18 Feb 2021 19:23:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy S20 series will start receiving One UI 3.1 from today depending on region and carrier. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung rolls outs One UI 3.1 update for Galaxy S20 series, Galaxy Note20 range, and Galaxy Z lineup but not all the features found on the Galaxy S21 phones will be present

Samsung has started the roll-out of the One UI 3.1 update for the Galaxy S20 phones, Galaxy Note20 devices, and the Galaxy Z range. While these Samsung Galaxy smartphones will receive many of the features Samsung One UI 3.1 has to...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 18 Feb 2021 15:16:00 +0100
The first foldable iPhone might have Apple Pencil functions. (Source: Apple)

Rumor | The foldable iPhone might come with Apple Pencil support

Apple is thought to have a foldable iPhone in the works. However, according to a new report, the market analyst group Omdia claims that its launch has been pushed back to 2023. Then again, it might share the feature of Apple Penci...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 16 Feb 2021 22:42:00 +0100
The Surface Duo is going international. (Source: Microsoft)

Rumor | Microsoft will launch the Surface Duo in Europe without its current US discount

Microsoft has reportedly set a date of February 18, 2021 for the launch of the Surface Duo in some European countries, as well as in Canada. However, it seems the dual-screen Android device will very much revert to its original pr...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 12 Feb 2021 18:16:00 +0100
The scrollable Oppo X 2021 puts foldables like the Surface Duo and Galaxy Fold to shame with a seamless scrollable panel (Image source: @BrandonLKS)

Move over foldable phones: upcoming Oppo X channels sci-fi fantasies with a seamless scrollable display in new video

Oppo's upcoming 2021 Oppo X appears to have already made foldable phones passe with its seamless, scrollable display. Tech blogger @BrandonLKS highlighted how the Oppo X's display works in a brief, but fascinating video preview.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 12 Feb 2021 07:50:00 +0100
A concept render of how the Galaxy Z Flip 2 could look. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

A leak reveals more details about Samsung's next Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip smartphones

A typically reliable source has revealed new information about Samsung's next-generation foldable smartphones, the so-called Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 2. The pair's massive hardware upgrades remain unconfirmed, but it seem...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 12 Feb 2021 01:29:00 +0100
The Mate X2's new launch teaser. (Source: Weibo)

Huawei will unveil the Mate X2 in late February 2021

Huawei has officially announced that it will launch its next flagship foldable device on February 22, 2021. It is to be called the Mate X2, something also finally confirmed by the OEM via its Weibo channel. Its leaks suggest that ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 10 Feb 2021 23:51:00 +0100
The upcoming foldable iPhone could look like this

Apple's upcoming foldable iPhone likely to be modelled after the Galaxy Z Flip's clamshell design

A new report from prolific Apple leaker Jon Prosser suggests that Apple could go the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip route with its upcoming foldable iPhone. The clamshell-shaped iPhone could come in several colourways and marketed as an 'e...
Anil Satyanarayana, Tue, 09 Feb 2021 16:57:00 +0100
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and Mi Pad 4 should be getting successors in 2021. (Image source: Xiaomi - edited)

Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 and Mi Mix 4 likely to be joined by Mi Fold in 2021 as Xiaomi's R&D department awaits a huge personnel and cash injection

Xiaomi has revealed great plans for two seemingly almost-forgotten product lines this year, with news that the Mi Mix 4 and a new Xiaomi tablet range (Mi Pad 5) should surface in 2021. A Mi Fold or similarly named Xiaomi foldable ...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 08 Feb 2021 07:24:00 +0100
The Galaxy Z Fold3 is rumored to look like this. (Source: Twitter)

Samsung might launch the next Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip in July 2021

The latest leaks suggest that Samsung might call its next premium foldables the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3, and confer rear cameras like those of the S21 Ultra and S21 respectively on them. Now, according to the prolific leaker Ic...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 07 Feb 2021 23:36:00 +0100
Spare parts for the totalled Samsung Galaxy Z Flip cost Jeffreys US$760 (Image source: Hugh Jeffreys)

YouTuber restores a completely broken Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, but the "most expensive phone to repair" set him back an additional US$760

Underlining just how expensive the current generation of foldable devices is, YouTuber Hugh Jeffreys showcased just how expensive it can be to return a broken Samsung Galaxy Z Flip to full working order. The repairs alone cost mor...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sun, 07 Feb 2021 07:56:00 +0100
Dated but impressive fan-made concept render of a potential Xiaomi Mi Fold with Mi Mix inspiration. (Image source: TechConfigurations)

Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 or Mi Mix Fold could cost over US$1,500 of your folding money but is likely to feature under-display camera technology

A potential Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 or Mi Mix Fold with under-display camera technology could end up with a price tag of 10,000 yuan (US$1,548/€1,289). Xiaomi’s CEO, Lei Jun, has asked his followers on Weibo if they would be willing to bu...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 04 Feb 2021 10:21:00 +0100
Is this the Mate X2? (Source: Weibo)

Fresh Huawei Mate X2 renders hint at a clean new foldable experience

Huawei is rumored to launch a new foldable phablet called the Mate X2 soon. According to a new render, it will be a considerable departure from its predecessor in that it will have a design quite like that of its probable main riv...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 03 Feb 2021 18:01:00 +0100
The Mate X series may get a new member soon. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei will launch the Mate X2 soon, according to a new leak

The Mate X2's launch has been anticipated for some time, even with its maker Huawei's trade-war woes. A new post from a Weibo-based leaker assures the public that the device will debut "soon", with the 5nm chipset, design and feat...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 01 Feb 2021 18:32:00 +0100
The Galaxy Z Flip foldable phone was first introduced to the world in February 2020. (Image source: Samsung)

Latest Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 specs leak reveals a choice of two memory and storage configurations and universal improvements over the Z Flip 5G but at a cost

Supposed further specs for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 have revealed some final key details about the foldable phone. Apparently there will be at least two RAM + storage configurations, possible IP certification, camera h...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 01 Feb 2021 08:51:00 +0100
The Galaxy Z Fold3 might look like this. (Source: Twitter)

New renders depict the Galaxy Z Fold3 as a bendable S21 Ultra

The next generation of Samsung's flexible premium phablet is likely to be called the Galaxy Z Fold3. The leaker Ben Geskin has produced new images to show how this device might look according to the latest leaks and rumors. They p...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 31 Jan 2021 22:16:00 +0100
A Samsung rollable device render. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Samsung confirms it will develop slideable and rollable displays in 2021

Samsung's Display division recently held its earnings call for the last quarter of 2020 (4Q2020), which apparently involved profits that grew nearly 800% year-on-year and revenues equivalent to about US$8.9 billion. It also announ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 30 Jan 2021 20:03:00 +0100
A render of how the Galaxy Z Flip3 could look, according to LetsGoDigital. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 tipped to feature a thinner design, improved displays and better cameras than the Z Flip2

The specifications of Samsung's next folding smartphone have been finalised, so claim leakers from South Korea. Apparently, a launch date by May, or a release alongside the Galaxy Z Fold3 this summer, is likely.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 29 Jan 2021 22:38:00 +0100
Lenovo: ThinkPad X1 Fold with foldable screen sells better than expected, 1080p webcams in future ThinkPad laptops

Lenovo: ThinkPad X1 Fold with foldable screen sells better than expected, 1080p webcams in future ThinkPad laptops

Shortly after the CES, a Lenovo manager has shared some interesting information in an interview. Especially interesting: In the future, Lenovo ThinkPad laptops will be equipped with better webcams.
Benjamin Herzig, Wed, 27 Jan 2021 21:36:00 +0100
Can Google get double-taps on rear panels working in Android 12? (Source: Google)

Android 12 might include an answer to the iPhone's Back Tap feature

The betas for Android's next major update may not be too far away at this point. This version is the one now rumored to implement a feature in which a phone can respond to double-taps on its rear panel to open shortcuts. Android 1...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 24 Jan 2021 18:03:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy Note series nears its end as the Galaxy Z range expands. (Image source: Samsung - Note20/Flip)

Alleged Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 specs and price predictions arrive just as more tech tipsters sound the death knell for the Galaxy Note series

Specs and price predictions for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldable smartphone have started appearing on social media just as well-known tech commenters have been ringing the death knell for the Samsung Galaxy Note serie...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 23 Jan 2021 07:37:00 +0100
The latest

Galaxy Z Flip 3: new renders show the foldable phone with an updated rear camera hump and secondary screen

Samsung is currently expected to launch up to 4 new foldable devices this year, 1 of which will be a next-gen Galaxy Z Flip. Fresh renders of this clamshell phone have popped up with the same main camera module as the Galaxy S21 o...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 22 Jan 2021 18:06:00 +0100
Teased only last week, the LG Rollable may not launch this year as had been planned. (Image: LG)

LG seriously considering exiting the smartphone business, all options on the table

LG is considering exiting the smartphone business despite teasing new devices as recently as CES 2021 last week. The company’s CEO Kwon Bong-seok has informed staff that all options are currently on the table including exiting the...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 20 Jan 2021 13:01:00 +0100
Samsung Galaxy Fold gets Android 11 update with One UI 3.0 on top

Android 11-based Samsung One UI 3.0 finally hits the Galaxy Fold

One week after releasing the update for the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Samsung is bringing the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 software update to its predecessor as well. The Samsung Galaxy Fold is receiving the new firmware already in France a...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 18 Jan 2021 18:04:00 +0100
A Xiaomi foldable smartphone is expected to be launched in 2021. (Image source: MyFixGuide)

Spy shots of Xiaomi foldable smartphone running MIUI 12 reveal a problematic issue that still needs ironing out

Live images of a Xiaomi foldable smartphone have been shared online, indicating that the Chinese company seems to be almost ready to launch its first commercial foldable phone. The Xiaomi foldable device, which is clearly operatin...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 15 Jan 2021 16:32:00 +0100
The LG Rollable will be released this year, but it may cost over US$2,500. (Image source: LG)

The LG Rollable will receive a release in 2021, but it may cost more than a Galaxy Z Fold2

The LG Rollable is real, and it will be coming to market this year, an LG spokesperson has confirmed. LG will source BOE displays for its first rollable smartphone, but the so-called LG Rollable may retail for US$500 more than a G...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 14 Jan 2021 14:01:00 +0100
The new second-gen Qualcomm 3D Sonic sensor. (Image: Qualcomm)

CES 2021 | Qualcomm introduces next-gen fingerprint sensor for smartphones and foldables

Qualcomm has introduced its second-generation 3D Sonic Sensor under-display fingerprint reader. The new scanner offers a 77 percent larger fingerprint reader area and is 50 percent faster than its first-gen scanner which featured ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 12 Jan 2021 11:12:00 +0100
The next LG Explorer Project smartphone will feature a rollable screen. (Image source: LG)

CES 2021 | LG Rollable teased again with hands-on videos of its extending display

LG has held its CES 2021 event, during which it teased its forthcoming Rollable smartphone. The South Korean company first hinted at the device last year after announcing the LG Wing, but it has now shown how its folding mechanism...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 11 Jan 2021 23:20:00 +0100
TCL CSOT's scroll of OLED. (Source: TCL)

CES 2021 | TCL CSOT shows off its rollable OLED and AMOLED displays

TCL's display-development subsidiary CSOT has prepared 2 of its flexible prototypes that can function when paired to rollers for display at CES 2021. One is the extendable AMOLED panel that may have been seen as part of a concept ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 11 Jan 2021 19:37:00 +0100
A Galaxy Z Flip-like iPhone foldable concept. (Image: iOS Beta News)

Two distinct foldable iPhone prototypes pass Foxconn durability testing

Foxconn is said to have successfully completed durability testing for two different Apple iPhone foldable prototypes. According to Taiwanese supply chain rag, Money UDN, the two prototypes are said to resemble the Samsung Galaxy Z...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 03 Jan 2021 06:09:00 +0100
The Galaxy Z Flip 5G. (Source: Samsung)

The One UI 3.0 with Android 11 update starts to hit the Galaxy Z Flip 5G

The Galaxy Z Flip 5G is Samsung's refreshed premium clamshell foldable. It is also one of the latest devices to start to see the One UI firmware upgrade. Then again, this new OTA is reportedly only pushed to global units sold in S...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 21 Dec 2020 17:40:00 +0100
A recent scrollable/rollable concept teaser. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung will launch its first rollable phone in 2022: new leak

There are some indications that certain OEMs might get to their first rollable phone release in 2021. However, according to a new leak, Samsung will not be one of them. Then again, the same new tip points to a "triple-folding" tab...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 20 Dec 2020 22:37:00 +0100
The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus sported a Snapdragon 660 SoC and 8,620-mAh battery. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Rumor | Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 tablet and Cetus foldable smartphone with high refresh rate display scheduled for 2021 production

Xiaomi is rumored to be working on both a new foldable smartphone and tablet, which could make appearances in 2021. A potential Mi Pad 5 tablet would be a welcome addition to the stagnating Xiaomi Mi Pad range, whereas the “Cetus”...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 19 Dec 2020 20:55:00 +0100



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