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A potentially more durable Galaxy Fold successor? (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Galaxy Fold Active? Samsung patents a waterproof version of its first foldable phone

Samsung has filed a patent for a foldable phone with a "waterproof housing". The document's images depicts this device as similar to the Galaxy Fold, but with a tougher-looking, possibly thicker, chassis. However, the internal tab...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 30 May 2020 23:07:00 +0200
The alleged ZTE tri-fold patent. (Source: PriceBaba)

ZTE reportedly patents a tri-folding tablet

The smartphone OEM ZTE has reportedly filed a patent with the Chinese National Intellectual Property Office (CNIPA) for a tablet-like device with a screen that can bend at 2 points to collapse into more of a phone form factor. It ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 30 May 2020 19:57:00 +0200
Lenovo's foldable ThinkPad X1 Fold may not be ready for prime-time yet

Lenovo's foldable ThinkPad X1 Fold may not be ready for prime-time yet

Lenovo's first PC with a foldable screen, the ThinkPad X1 Fold, was announced at CES for a release in this summer. That plan seems to have changed, as a recent roadmap pointed towards a release in the last quarter of 2020. A Twitt...
Benjamin Herzig, Sat, 23 May 2020 00:56:00 +0200
The "Xiaomi twist camera foldable phone". Source: LetsGoDigital

Xiaomi patents the twist-cam/foldable phone hybrid

Xiaomi has already claimed a phone with a twistable camera as intellectual property. Now, it has combined this design with that of a clamshell foldable. As before, it allows the user to take selfies with the device's main shooters...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 22 May 2020 22:16:00 +0200
Early reports billed the Surface Duo for a summer launch. (Source: The Verge)

New Microsoft Surface Duo leak paints a polarizing picture

The Microsoft Surface Duo is on the way and months after Microsoft's teaser, technical specifications of the foldable phone have now been revealed. Notable talking points include the choice of a last-gen SoC and a disappointing ba...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 17 May 2020 10:40:00 +0200
The Mate Xs carries a humongous price tag. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei touted to release an affordable foldable phone alongside the Mate 40 Pro

The Huawei Mate X and Mate Xs are incredible pieces of hardware but carry an equally heavy price tag, with the Mate Xs costing almost US$2700. That's a bit too much for the average consumer, though, so Huawei is reportedly working...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 16 May 2020 16:37:00 +0200
The Galaxy Fold Lite or Flip Z Lite may resemble the Z Flip. (Image source: Samsung)

Snapdragon 865 powered Samsung Galaxy Fold Lite or Galaxy Z Flip Lite to launch in 2H20 for US$1,099

Rumour has it that a "Lite" Samsung Galaxy foldable smartphone will be arriving later this year. A blend of parts from the last three years, the Galaxy Fold Lite or Galaxy Z Flip Lite will apparently retail for US$1,099.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 13 May 2020 18:42:00 +0200
Motorola intros Android 10 for the Razr. (Source: YouTube)

Motorola announces an Android 10 upgrade for the Razr 2020

Motorola released its new kind of Razr at the start of 2020. Despite its groundbreaking foldable screen, it was stuck on Android 9.0 (Pie) from its launch. Now, the OEM has finally announced a major software upgrade, custom-design...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 12 May 2020 13:55:00 +0200
Samsung will have a successor to the original Galaxy Fold ready for launch in the second half of 2020. (Source: @BenGeskin)

Samsung confirms Galaxy Fold 2 is will launch in 2H20 along with the Galaxy Note 20

Samsung has officially confirmed that it will be launching a sequel to the Galaxy Fold. The news was buried in its financial report last week as it sought to assure investors that it is going to continue to try innovating itself o...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 04 May 2020 14:55:00 +0200
A possible Galaxy Z Flip successor. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Some of Samsung's latest patents show a possible next-gen, triple-camera Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung is said to have a true Galaxy Fold 2 in the works - now, it also seems there is a 2nd-gen Galaxy Z Flip as well. This clamshell-style foldable, despite its novelty, may be underwhelming in terms of its dual rear cameras. N...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 02 May 2020 19:34:00 +0200
A slice of tomorrow: The Huawei Mate Xs

Huawei Mate Xs: Expensive construction site, but an exciting glimpse into the future

In our review, the Huawei Mate Xs has convinced us with its foldable design. While the outer display certainly carries a higher risk, it also opens up numerous ...
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G | ARM Mali-G76 MP16 | 8" | 300 g
Daniel Schmidt, Thu, 30 Apr 2020 18:44:00 +0200
Huawei Mate Xs Smartphone Review - Foldable with Drawbacks

82% Huawei Mate Xs Smartphone Review - Foldable with Drawbacks

Upgraded. After a lot of noise, the predecessor failed to make the jump to the international market. Now, with the Mate Xs, Huawei claims to have fixed all the issues and even updated the foldable smartphone's hardware. In our test, we will determine if it is $2,700 well spent.
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G | ARM Mali-G76 MP16 | 8" | 300 g
Daniel Schmidt, Sun, 26 Apr 2020 11:27:00 +0200
A concept render based on one of Xiaomi's many foldable smartphone patents. (Image source: Windows United)

Clamshell Xiaomi foldable smartphone to enter mass production in 2H 2020; Sub-US$150 5G handset targetted for release before the end of 2020 too

According to South Korean media, Xiaomi has sought clamshell foldable panels from Samsung in the hope of mass-producing a Galaxy Z Flip-type smartphone in 2H 2020. Xiaomi is aiming to release a CNY 999 (~US$141) 5G handset before ...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 23 Apr 2020 14:43:00 +0200
Unofficial renders based on leaked specs (Image Source: Ben Geskin)

Latest Galaxy Fold 2 leaks: outer and inner display detailed specs, S-Pen support in the books after all

Contrary to some Korean sources that were previously claiming the S-Pen support would not be added to the Fold 2, the latest leaks point out that Samsung's S-Pens will indeed work with the upcoming foldable. Additionally, the inne...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 21 Apr 2020 15:00:00 +0200
The new slide-out patents appear to be based on the existing Mate X design. (Image Source: LetsGoDigital)

New patents reveal that Huawei could soon release smartphones with slide-out screens

Huawei's patents show two designs with fully exposed displays on the back, which eliminates the need for front cams, as users can easily turn the phone and take selfies. One of the designs comes with a sliding screen that extends ...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 17 Apr 2020 13:53:00 +0200
Qualcomm's 3D Sonic fingerprint sensor technology. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm and BOE announce a collaboration to bring 3D Sonic fingerprint sensing to more displays

BOE has announced that it will make more displays that support Qualcomm's 3D Sonic fingerprint sensor technology in the future. These panels will also be of more types and for more use-cases than ever before. This includes flexibl...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 15 Apr 2020 21:30:00 +0200
Galaxy Fold 2 mockup renders based on rumored specs (Source:

More Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 leaks: reduced weight, new colors and no S-Pen support

Additionally, the upcoming Galaxy Fold 2 will get a larger inner screen measuring almost 8 inch in diagonal and the reduced price is said to be Samsung's market adjustment measure due to expected declining sales in 2H 2020, which ...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 14 Apr 2020 15:45:00 +0200
iFixit had the Mate Xs X-rayed as part of its teardown. (Source: YouTube)

iFixit's Huawei Mate Xs teardown does little for the foldable category's reputation for durability

YouTube teardown specialists iFixit has posted its disassembly video for the Huawei Mate Xs. This device has a flexible display found on the outer face of its phablet form-factor. It has also now been found to contain various seri...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 11 Apr 2020 20:31:00 +0200
Have we not been here before, Microsoft? (Image source: The Verge)

Coronavirus kills hopes of a 2020 release for the Surface Neo and any Windows 10X devices

Rumour has it that we will not be seeing the Surface Neo or Windows 10X this holiday season after all. Thought to be because of the pandemic, the delay means that there will be no Windows 10X devices this year, either. Are we surp...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 16:41:00 +0200
The Blush Gold Razr looks the part. (Source: Motorola)

Moto adds Blush Gold color to Razr in fresh hopes to pry US$1,500 from your wallet

Motorola has added a new Blush Gold color to its Razr fold line up hoping to inspire a new round of sales. Unfortunately, while the new color has a more upmarket look about it, the US$1,500 starting price is still hard to swallow.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 07:42:00 +0200
Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Fold 2 will be released sometime in late July or early August

Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Fold 2 release date to remain unaffected despite global slowdown

Samsung is expected to release its upcoming flagships —Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Fold 2— as per schedule. Both devices will be unveiled sometime in late July or mid-August at an online event. It could be a while before both device...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:28:00 +0200
Ultra-thin glass is made by firms such as Schott. (Source: YouTube)

Samsung Electronics reportedly plans to bring glass for its next-gen foldables in-house

Samsung's Display division sources the ultra-thin glass found in the Galaxy Z Flip from a company in which it has a major share. However, this has not stopped rumors that the same OEM now plans to manufacture the same material by ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 05 Apr 2020 22:27:00 +0200
The Astro Slide smartphone and pocket computer hybrid weighs around 300 g. (Image source: Indiegogo)

Formidable Astro Slide 5G smartphone and pocket computer hybrid with meteoric MediaTek Dimensity 1000 chipset streaks past its Indiegogo goal in hours

Planet Computers has only just announced the Astro Slide 5G smartphone and pocket computer hybrid on Twitter and its Indiegogo campaign has already received more backing than the original goal. The Astro Slide is brimming with att...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:14:00 +0200
Samsung may have started rolling One UI 2.0 out to the Galaxy Fold. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy Fold reportedly receives its first taste of Android 10

A Samsung firmware-monitoring website now claims to have detected an update to OneUI 2.0 for the Galaxy Fold. Unfortunately, it appears to be for the 4G/LTE variants of this device only thus far. In addition, its OTA appears to be...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 26 Mar 2020 21:23:00 +0100
Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: More high-class for less money

Although Samsung has launched its second concept of a foldable smartphone later than Motorola, it offers a much stronger configuration for the same amount of mo...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.7" | 183 g
Daniel Schmidt, Thu, 26 Mar 2020 04:16:00 +0100
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review - The better foldable smartphone

82% Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review - The better foldable smartphone

Flip, flip, hooray! With the Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung is launching its second foldable smartphone, which features a folding concept similar to that of the Razr. The price is also similarly high, but the Samsung mobile phone promises a stronger configuration based on its data sheet. In this review you'll find out if the Galaxy Z Flip also convinces in everyday life or if it's just an expensive fashion gag.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.7" | 183 g
Daniel Schmidt, Tue, 24 Mar 2020 04:15:00 +0100
Xiaomi's Mi Mix 3 offered a novel slider approach to the front-facing camera setup. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi offers up questionable solution for a foldable smartphone that takes great selfies in new design patent

Xiaomi seems to have come up with a novel idea for creating a foldable smartphone that could appeal to users who are particularly fond of taking selfies. According to this particular design patent, the Chinese manufacturer has dec...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 21 Mar 2020 11:01:00 +0100
The Motorola Razr will arrive on Flipkart on April 2nd (Image source: Motorola)

Motorola Razr launches in India, at Rs. 124,000 (US$1672): redefines inverse price-performance

The Motorola Razr is set to arrive in India on April 2nd. The phone maker's 2005-ain't-dead clamshell foldable will sell on Flipkart for Rs. 124,000 (US$1672).
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 16 Mar 2020 12:57:00 +0100
Galaxy S20 series owners can also copy and paste from their PCs in this new preview. (Source: Microsoft)

RCS support on Windows 10 PCs is coming to those with Samsung phones

Microsoft has announced that those with Samsung Galaxy S20-series devices can also now use their Windows 10 PCs for rich communication services- (RCS) enabled messaging. This feature is apparently available in the latest Insider's...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 14 Mar 2020 18:56:00 +0100
The Galaxy Fold finally gets HDR support for Netflix. (Source: Samsung)

Galaxy Fold, Galaxy S20 range among those added to Netflix HDR support list

Netflix has updated its support pages with new mobile devices it is supporting for both HDR and HD playback. Among the list of devices added with HDR support are Samsung’s Galaxy Fold models (4G/5G) as well as Samsung’s new Galaxy...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 08 Mar 2020 10:00:00 +0100
TCL's new rollable phone concept device. (Source: TCL)

TCL's rollable phone now exists as a concept device, as does its tri-folding tablet

Some prior leaks and rumors have pointed to the development of a phone with a display that extends on a roller at TCL. Now, the OEM has confirmed these hints with a new concept based on such a design. It is touted to solve some of...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 05 Mar 2020 21:16:00 +0100
The Microsoft Surface Duo may arrive much earlier than expected. (Image source: Microsoft)

Microsoft apparently wants to deliver the Surface Duo with a Snapdragon 855 this summer

Windows Central has delivered some good, and potentially bad, news for those who are waiting for Microsoft to release the Surface Duo, its de facto smartphone comeback. The dual-screen and Android 10-powered handset will apparentl...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 04 Mar 2020 14:41:00 +0100
Apple is unlikely to release a foldable iPhone this year. (Image source: @bat.not.bad)

Foldable Apple iPhone 12 Flip: Concept video inspires

If you would like to imagine how a Galaxy Z Flip paired with iOS could look, then you should have a look here. While a foldable iPhone is probably a long way off yet, an iPhone Flip, or an iPhone 12 Flip, is already a reality. Dig...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 04 Mar 2020 00:24:00 +0100
The Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Book S make a great mobile entertainment and productivity combination. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Why the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy Book S make for a perfect one-two mobile punch

Whether you like it or not, think it’s necessary or not, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is a revolutionary device. Similarly, the Samsung Galaxy Book S also heralds a revolution as well in offering up to 25 hours of battery life in a thin and light ultrabook. Read on to find out why they have become my indispensable mobile companions.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 29 Feb 2020 06:53:00 +0100
The Razr joins the Z Flip in being disassembled. (Source: YouTube)

A new teardown video highlights various differences between the Motorola Razr and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

The YouTuber JerryRigEverything (or Zach Nelson) has conducted his traditional post-durability test teardown of the Motorola Razr 2020. This video revealed how its maker intends to keep the internals free of dust, as well as other...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 27 Feb 2020 16:18:00 +0100
It could have gone better for the Z Flip at iFixit. (Source: YouTube)

Update | The Galaxy Z Flip may be more fragile than Samsung would like you to think

Samsung's second-generation foldable phone was launched along with claims that the OEM had made some strides in keeping this form-factor clear of potentially destructive dust and debris. A new video by teardown specialists iFixit ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 27 Feb 2020 15:34:00 +0100
The Microsoft Surface Duo phone features a 360-degree hinge. (Image source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Surface Duo peek function just makes the foldable device even more desirable

A new peek function for the upcoming Microsoft Surface Duo foldable device has been leaked. A couple of short video clips have been shared on Twitter that show the smartphone being opened only slightly but still allowing the user ...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 27 Feb 2020 08:54:00 +0100
LG V60 ThinQ 5G: A smartphone fan's dream, but one held back by compromises and an uninspired design. (Image source: LG)

LG V60 ThinQ 5G: A smartphone fan's dream, but one held back by compromises and an uninspired design.

Excusing its ridiculous name, the LG V60 ThinQ 5G has a lot going for it. Design is not one of them. Resembling a mid-range smartphone crossed with the back of a Galaxy S10, the V60 ThinQ 5G has one foot firmly in the past. Its Sn...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 26 Feb 2020 20:12:00 +0100
The Huawei Mate Xs on its pedestal in Barcelona. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Opinion | The Mate Xs, hands on with Huawei's flawed foldable

While Huawei's latest foldable is one of the most expensive too, its dizzying €2,499 price tag does not guarantee quality or usability. From creaky hinges to scratched screens, today's launch highlighted why the Mate Xs should be ...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 24 Feb 2020 23:50:00 +0100
The Huawei Mate Xs has an 8-inch display when unfolded. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Huawei launches the Mate Xs, a €2,499 and Kirin 990-powered foldable smartphone

Succeeding the Mate X, the Mate Xs features an 8-inch OLED panel when unfolded. The Kirin 990 5G-powered device comes with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of RAM, along with an improved hinge design over its predecessor. The price? A whopp...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 24 Feb 2020 22:40:00 +0100
Slide-out flexible screens could solve the creasing problem. (Image Source: CNET)

Better than foldables? TCL first to launch a phone with slide-out screen

Instead of going the foldable way, TCL is experimenting with some other ways to implement flexible screens. The slide-out concept essentially provides the same screen estate but without the awful crease in the middle and possibly ...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 18 Feb 2020 15:32:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy Fold's successor could sport an under-display camera.

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 may feature an under-display camera, likely to launch around the same time as the Note 20

Fresh leaks about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 indicate that the device's display is likely to be made of ultra-thin glass like the recently launched Galaxy Z Flip. The Fold 2 is also tipped to feature an under-display camer...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 18 Feb 2020 08:00:00 +0100
The Galaxy Z Fold's display needs to be handled with extreme care. (Image Source: JerryRigEverything on YouTube)

Samsung's claim of the Galaxy Z Flip using a glass display is potentially misleading but is not false

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip has received much criticism owing to its highly fragile display. While durability tests do not show any indications of the display being made of glass, a closer examination does confirm the company's clai...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 18 Feb 2020 02:10:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip's keyboard does not seem to like letters in caps. (Image Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip's default keyboard has a bug that can get quite annoying

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip's default keyboard seems to have a bug that automatically lowercases any letter typed in uppercase and this behavior is persistent even after fiddling around with the settings. It is not a big deal-breake...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sat, 15 Feb 2020 22:20:00 +0100
The new Lakefield SoCs will be just slightly larger than the usual smartphone SoCs. (Image Source: WCCFTech)

First Intel Lakefield 3DMark CPU and GPU tests are in

Intel's Lakefield chips are smaller than the usual CPUs, as they stack most components in order to reduce size and improve energy efficiency, much like smartphone SoCs nowadays. According to new 3DMark tests, these chips are certa...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 14 Feb 2020 17:42:00 +0100
First Impressions Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: Take Two

First Impressions Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: Take Two

The Galaxy Z Flip is a real eye-catcher among smartphones, and Samsung has taken a similar approach as Motorola with their Razr. On paper, the Korean smartphone should be the better choice. We had the chance to take a first peek at the Flip during a hands-on and were able to find a few improvements over the Fold, but a few drawbacks as well.
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 14 Feb 2020 03:11:00 +0100
The Galaxy Z Flip. (Source: Samsung)

The Galaxy Z Flip is only the tip of the fold-berg at Samsung, but it's not consumer-ready yet

Roh Tae-moon, the president of Mobile at Samsung, has claimed that the OEM has developed devices with "even more" hinges than the new Galaxy Z Flip. However, these multi-folding phones are apparently not ready for prime-time yet. ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 13 Feb 2020 21:19:00 +0100
Google Duo's Live Caption feature. (Source: YouTube)

Galaxy Unpacked | Google announces new Android features at Galaxy S20 event

Earlier, Android teased "something exciting" that might debut alongside Samsung’s new flagships. Now, this has been realized in the form of a new Live Caption feature in Google’s Duo app. In addition, the OS may get much more fold...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 11 Feb 2020 23:40:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is the company's second foldable device

Galaxy Unpacked | Galaxy Z Flip is Samsung's latest $1,380 foldable phone

Samsung has finally unveiled its second foldable smartphone in the form of the Galaxy Z Flip. It comes with a 6.7-inch screen that folds in two, a Snapdragon 855+, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. It will be available in limited...
Anil Satyanarayana, Tue, 11 Feb 2020 23:22:00 +0100
The Kaleido might be a bit long, but it packs a projector, keyboard and sound bar! (Image Source: IF)

Spec Update | No display required: Kaleido is a mini PC concept with foldable keyboard and integrated projector

The Kaleido concept mini PC is not really that small, but it sure packs everything you need from a computer. First of all, you do not need a display, since the elongated prism-shaped device integrates a projector, plus it also com...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 11 Feb 2020 13:43:00 +0100


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