Since Google is betting on a future which will be foldable, all phone manufacturing companies are readying their devices. According to reports, even Apple is about to venture in the same direction. It isn’t going to happen in the current year, of course. However, people are going to enjoy the convenience of portability and large screens.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold will arrive later, but slider phones are going to be the hottest trend of this year. Now you will take a look at some o the foldable handsets. The manufacturing companies already announced their arrival. Apart from the obvious ones, you will also learn about a few of the most anticipated entries of 2019.
Samsung Galaxy Fold
The company scheduled the arrival of this phone on the 26th of April this year. However, problems arrived when the screens began to break. So they had to postpone the launch. On an interview that took place on the 9th of May, the boss of Samsung informed that they resolved all issues regarding the screen. The announcement of the release date is now imminent. The device uses an Infinity Flex display which the company introduced on November 2018. Upon unfolding, the phone assumes a screen of 7.3 inches. The folded mode display screen is 4.6 inches. There are two batteries on each side with a combined power pack of 4380 mAh. It will have 12 GB of RAM and a 7-nanometer processor. The Galaxy Fold will have six cameras – three on the back side panel, one up front, and two inside.
Huawei Mate X
The company’s foldable phone’s arrival is imminent, but it isn’t going to be cheap. However, you will get several features with it if you can part with the money. Once unfolded, the Mate X becomes an 8-inch tablet. If you fold it, then you get two different screens. The front-facing screen will be of 6.6 inches while the back side display will be of 6.4 inches. The company isn’t revealing its camera specifications at the moment. Since it is a mere 11 mm thick phone when folded, you can keep it inside your pockets safely. The Mate X has excellent specs with a Kirin 980 processor and Balong 5000 modem for 5G networks. Two batteries will combine in this phone and offer 4500 mAh power.
It can be surprising to you, but the world’s first foldable phone is already out in the market. It may not be as unique as Samsung or Huawei, but it managed to appear before them. It comes with a 7.8-inch AMOLED screen and a resolution of 1920 * 1440. The measurements are 7.5*5.3*0.3 inches. FlexPai runs on Snapdragon 855 and has two cameras of 16 and 20 megapixels. The RAM is of 8 GB, and it has a storage space of 128 GB.
Lenovo owns the Motorola brand now, and it is planning to revive its legendary model. It is going to be a foldable phone as judged by the US Patent and Trademark Office. A report which came out in the Wall Street Journal further confirms the arrival. The CEO of Lenovo thinks that foldable screens may be the key to resuscitate the RAZR. It will be a small item which will expand into a 6.5-inch screen phone which is predominant today.
Xiaomi’s foldable phone is no longer just a prototype but a polished product. You can ascertain that from a recent promotional video launched by the company. The phone is undoubtedly an eye-catchy one with a double-folding feature. The top and the bottom of the tablet-like screen folds down, leaving you with a compact Smartphone. The phone will be known as Xiaomi Dual Flex or Xiaomi MIX Flex, but there isn’t any news on the release date.
There are a few whispers in the air about Oppo’s attempt to create a foldable Smartphone. The news came out when they filed their patents. Now, the manufacturing company declared that they would bring one model if they notice enough interest. Specification details are unavailable as of yet, but pictures of the prototype are circling the internet. The folding mechanism resembles that of Mate X.
This company’s 2017 model, the Axon M was a total disaster. Then again, it didn’t send the company to the grave. The VP of the marketing department of ZTE reported that they would create something entirely bendable. The company filed patents for a foldable phone with a wrap-around display. Only drawings are available to help you understand what is in store.
Rumors were there about a foldable phone from LG, but the Mobile World Congress came and left. The company showed off its LG G8 ThinQ and LG V50 ThinQ. The latter being ready for 5G, the company president said that it is premature to manufacture a foldable device at the moment.
Finally, Apple makes its way into this list. The company is mum about its plans on foldable devices, but patent designs say otherwise. Probably, the company is planning to wait until its rivals launch their products.