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At this point, the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X are known quantities in the folding Android smartphone realm. But one other top Android OEM, Xiaomi, is also looking to throw its hat in the race. We’ve previously seen the company’s folding smartphone on video, and now the device has returned in newly released footage. The video posted to YouTube is just 10 seconds long, and shows the device first being used in a tablet configuration. Then, the device is rotated 90 degrees and two “wings” of the display fold under, giving it a more compact frame. This “double fold” design is a bit trickier than the “single fold”... Read more...
Although there were suspicions that the first Android Q beta would drop on Monday, that day came in went. Luckily, we didn't have to wait much longer as Android Q Developer Beta 1 is now available to download. Google isn't providing a lengthy list of tangible, user-facing features that are the hallmark of all new Android releases, but it is detailing new developments that are happening under the hood. For starters, Android Q is placing a heavy emphasis on privacy, which is something that Apple has made it a point to criticize every chance it gets. Android Q puts further limits on access to device location data, and when an app requests location data a new prompt will be presented... Read more...
Samsung may have been the first mainstream smartphone company to unveil a production folding smartphone, but Huawei arguably stole the limelight with its more elegant Mate X. While the Galaxy Fold has a display that folds inward (which admittedly adds additional protection) and has a smaller secondary display on the outside, the Mate X's display folds outward.  The Mate X's design means that the display is always visible, even when folded. The display may be more prone to damage when dropped, but damn it sure does look good in the process. Huawei Mate X However, a new patent filing from Samsung -- which was unearthed by Let's Go Digital-- shows that the company's second-generation... Read more...
Over the past several months, Motorola has dropped hints that it would like to release a folding smartphone as the spiritual successor to its famed Moto RAZR family. Those intentions came more into focus when a patent filing revealed drawings of the device in question. Now, a new report from Engadget all but confirms the company’s intentions to re-enter the fray to tackle devices like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X. "We started to work on foldables a long time ago," said Motorola VP of Global Product Dan Dery. "And we have been doing a lot of iteration." According to Dery, Motorola doesn’t want to be last major player on the market... Read more...
We got out first glimpse at Huawei's Mate X on Friday when the smartphone was leaked via a banner advertisement. But now, we're getting our first real look at the smartphone in the flesh, and boy does it look good. Samsung struck the first blow with its Galaxy Fold, but Huawei has arguably created a more desirable and stylish design with the Mate X. In its fully unfurled configuration, the Mate X takes on the form of an 8-inch tablet with minimal bezels all around. This gives you access to an 8:7 aspect ratio display with a 24820x2200 resolution. However, when folded -- the Mate X folds so that its folding display is presented outwards instead of inward like the Galaxy Fold --... Read more...
Samsung isn't the only major smartphone OEM that is looking to dabble in folding smartphones. Huawei was widely expected to show off its first folding smartphone at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019), but the design of the smartphone has already been leaked. A banner that was being erected to promote the phone was spied ahead of its big unveil and it appears to take a slightly different approach compared to what we saw with the Galaxy Fold. The Huawei Mate X appears to house quite a few sensors and cameras (we spy at least three) along a prominent "spine" that runs down one side of the device.  The display is hinged in the center and when folded closed, the display... Read more...