Smartphones from all top-tier brands such as Samsung, Huawei, Oppo, and even Apple are on the way with real flexible and foldable displays. We are now well aware that the first true foldable phones with a flexible display will be available to the audience worldwide somewhere in 2019, after a brief flirtation with phones i.e. ZTE Axon M, which joined two screens with a hinge in a clamshell design. But the question is, will you be willing to spend a lot of money for one?
Here we have rounded up all foldable phone devices of 2019 that have already been appeared officially and also those which are still expected to make their debut soon. Keep reading for the coolest foldable smartphones with flexible screens.
Samsung Galaxy Fold
After a plethora of rumours and suggestions, Samsung’s folding phone is now official which is named Samsung Galaxy Fold. The device is loaded with a 7.3-inch screen which can be folded over itself.
April 2019 is all set to be an official release date of Galaxy Fold and it’ll set users back an eye-watering $1980 but at least you will get an abundance of tech inside i.e. 12GB of RAM, 512GB of onboard memory and super-fast processor.
Three camera sensors are holding their position outback – 16MP + 12MP + 12MP and 4380mAh non-removable battery which splits up into two sections. Software-wise, one can run three apps along with each other on a Fold, according to Samsung. In addition, any app that you run on a front of the handset will flawlessly switch to the middle after unfolding the phone.
Huawei Mate X
At MWC 2019, Huawei unveiled its first and foremost foldable phone named Huawei Mate X. It folds like Samsung’s Galaxy Fold – so that the screen wraps around the outside, not hidden inside when it shuts down.
When unfolded, you have an 8-inch full-screen tablet and if shuts off, you have front and back screens and a camera grip. It is also thinner than you think and provides 5G connectivity as well as packaging premium onboard components (including a HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor). Not really that bad, what do you say?
As compared to Samsung Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X is quite expensive as Huawei says, it’s going to cost a whopping €2,299 (roughly £2000) when it goes on sale in summer 2019
Oppo Foldable Phone
Oppo doesn’t officially have a folding smartphone yet, but a prototype which we’ve seen on MWC 2019 was indeed a folding smartphone – it’s one that’s much like the Huawei Mate X. Unfortunately we don’t know much about this folding phone, as of now. And it looks like the hinge is the same as the Huawei, and on the side, there is another bump.
As far as all specifications are concerned, we will have to wait a little bit more. As foldable smartphones are going on sale worldwide, Oppo wouldn’t want to be quite far behind.
Motorola RAZR Foldable Phone
Lenovo is rumored to manufacture a foldable smartphone that is sold solely by Verizon Wireless, via its Motorola division. The story says the phone would use the Motorola RAZR branding, which also used the name of its popular Flip phones almost a decade ago. There is no word on this rumored Motorola RAZR folding phone’s hardware details, for now, but the story said that Verizon could start selling it in February perhaps in an attempt to smash Samsung’s phone to the market. However, February has come and gone with almost no such RAZR foldable Motorola smartphone announcement.
Some sources have claimed that it’ll cost as high as $1500 and Lenovo has decided to manufacture approx. 200,000 devices of Motorola RAZR foldable phone.
Xiaomi Foldable Phone
The first report of a possible Xiaomi foldable smartphone started with Evan Blass (@evleaks), a well-noted gadget leaker. Back in January, he posted a video on his Twitter feed showing a flexible display of a smartphone. He said the video was supposed to be Xiaomi’s device, but he could not independently confirm it.
The video demonstrates that the phone uses MIUI skin. By the end of January 2019, Xiaomi’s Mr. Donovan Sung posted another video – showing Mr. Bin Lin (co-founder) is playing with the same flexible smartphone which was posted by Blass earlier in January with a foldable prototype phone.
Both videos show an interesting aspect in the fact that first, they displayed a tablet format factor but then the left and right sides of the device are folded behind the phone. In his Twitter post, Mr. Sung requested a name for the phone. We hope to see this supposed flexible mobile phone soon and learn more about it.
There you have it. Which one of listed above foldable phones you are looking forward to the most? Let us know down in a comment section and if you are scouting for more Tech News and Gadgets Reviews, we have got you covered.