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Before the rise of smartphone and especially the iPhone, the Motorola RAZR was THE smartphone that everyone wanted to have. It was stylish, it was thin (for its time) and it was an all-around good smartphone. The RAZR name has long since faded into obscurity, but a new report this morning indicates that Motorola could be bringing it back with a new smartphone. According to the report from the Wall Street Journal, Lenovo wants Motorola to deliver a folding smartphone to counter incoming entries from the likes of Samsung, Huawei, and LG. Motorola's standing in the smartphone world... Read more...
Samsung has been upfront about its work on a smartphone that has a folding screen. We got our first glimpse at the device back in November; granted it wasn't a finished device and the phone shown off was said to be inside some sort of protective case. That case obscured the real lines and made the device look a lot bulkier than it is expected to be when it launches. Reports are coming out of CES 2019 that Samsung is showing the folding smartphone off to clients in closed-door meetings. A high-level executive from one of Samsung's clients has leaked some details of the device and claims that Samsung... Read more...
The fact that folding smartphones are coming isn't debatable at this point. Samsung has already shown off its folding smartphone packing a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex display that folds in half offering a more pocketable form factor. But Samsung isn't alone in working to get folding screen devices on the market; Huawei has been tipped to debut a folding smartphone at MWC 2019. A new leaked video claims to show a folding smartphone that Xiaomi is working on. The video comes from Evan Blass via Twitter who notes that the authenticity of the footage is unverified. Blass says that the person who supplied... Read more...
Rumors about the Samsung folding smartphone, thought to be called the Galaxy F at this point, have been floating around for months. Samsung unveiled a prototype device earlier this month at a conference giving us a glimpse at what the phone would offer, but the device was hidden inside a bulky case to conceal the final design. A couple of weeks ago the device was tipped to launch in March 2019 and to carry a price tag of $1,750. That price would certainly make the phone too costly for many potential buyers. However, a new report has surfaced that claims the Galaxy F folding smartphone might be... Read more...
Samsung isn't the only major smartphone OEM looking to rock a folding smartphone in the coming months. Huawei previously announced its plans to release a similar smartphone, and we're now hearing that development on the device has been completed. Huawei patent filings for a folding smartphone According to ET News, Huawei has shown finalized prototypes to South Korean wireless carriers who will be tasked with pushing the phones to customers. In a move that will allow Huawei to one-up Samsung's Galaxy F, this folding smartphone will have integrated 5G support. In this instance, the... Read more...
It's finally happening, today is the day when we'll get our first glimpse at what Samsung has been working on with respect to folding Android smartphones. Samsung has talked about the concept for years and in recent months confirmed that the official unveil would happen before the close of 2018. During today’s Samsung Developer Conference, we will "hear directly from Samsung leadership about the newest technology advances and partnerships for the now — plus, the company’s vision for the next." The event itself kicks off at 10:00AM PST, or 1:00PM EST. Samsung confirmed... Read more...
Samsung is planning to release a foldable smartphone at some point in the near future, though the company has not shared any detailed information just yet. That could very well change this week. The Samsung Developer Conference is scheduled to run from November 7-8 (Wednesday and Thursday) in San Francisco, and it's expected that Samsung will reveal to developers what it's been working on. A folding smartphone has been one of the most persistent rumors in recent weeks. Samsung has not been shy about its desire to wade into the bendable space, and various patent applications may provide clues as... Read more...
Samsung is a master at marketing, as is almost required these days to compete in the high-end smartphone space.  From snarky ads making fun of the competition to social media posts teasing new products, Samsung 'gets' it. In regards to the latter, Samsung on Sunday posted a teaser of its rumored folding Galaxy phone on Facebook under its 'Samsung Mobile' account. Just as it sounds, Samsung Mobile is the account Samsung uses to promote a variety of mobile products, like the Galaxy Note 9, Notebook Flash, and Odyssey mixed reality headset. Presumably soon, the growing list will include the Galaxy... Read more...
2018 is quickly coming to a close, and the release of flagship Android smartphones is slowing to a crawl. With the exception of the upcoming OnePlus 6T, there aren't any other major releases on the horizon. However, Samsung has a trick up its sleeve in the form of a folding smartphone, which has been called the Galaxy F. A new report from Bloomberg is shedding some more light on the Galaxy F including the fact that Samsung is still seemingly undecided on whether the smartphone will open vertically or horizontally. However, given that Samsung has already said that the device... Read more...
We know that Samsung intends to unveil its folding Galaxy smartphone before the end of the year, but other than the fact that it has a flexible display, we don't actually know much else about it. Even its name is an unknown at this point, with various sources calling it either the Galaxy F or the Galaxy X. While launching the mid-range, quad-camera Galaxy A9 today, Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh gave a few hints as to what we can expect from the device. For starters, it will be available globally, so it won't be an exclusive to Samsung's home market of South Korea. Instead, Samsung... Read more...
LG is a company with a history of flexible display panels, as witnessed by the G Flex in 2013, which was then followed up by the G Flex 2 in 2015. While those smartphones had a fixed curve in the display, the company has confirmed plans to produce a true folding smartphone with a flexible display. While speaking at a news conference regarding the launch of the V40 ThinQ -- read the HotHardware review here -- LG Mobile CEO Hwang Jeong-hwan confirmed that the company is working to deliver a folding smartphone to the public. LG would join companies like Samsung and Huawei... Read more...
Huawei's CEO is making some bold claims about its upcoming folding smartphone, which he is hoping will be able to beat Samsung's Galaxy X to market. But it's not just Samsung that Huawei is targeting; Microsoft could also be in the company's crosshairs with its folding smartphone. In fact, Huawei CEO Richard Yu says that the device could end up replacing your Windows 10 desktop or notebook computer thanks to its versatility. “Why are you still using a computer?” said Yu, according to the German publication Die Welt. “Probably because the smartphone display is too... Read more...