As smartphone tech seeks new solutions to accommodate larger and better screens, folding smartphones become an inevitable answer. We have been talking about foldable phones for many years, but it is only now that they have come into the mainstream.
Now, phones with true flexible and foldable displays are finally a reality. The big problem is that at the moment, they are very expensive. In this article, we’ll take a look at the current best foldable phones coming to market, as well as a quick preview of what we might see in the future or in a simple word some upcoming smartphones.
Best Folding Phones
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
- Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold
- Moto Razr 5G
- Huawie Mate X2
- TCL Trifold
Samsung Galazy Z Fold 2
The latest foldable phone on the market is the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, the next generation of Samsung’s largest flagship foldable. One of the biggest changes is the much larger 6.2-inch external display, while the inside display now has a notch, more glass protection, less plastic, and a nice larger 7.2-inch display.
The foldable phone includes 6 cameras – rear, a 12MP (f / 2.2) ultra-wide camera, followed by a 12MP (f / 1.8) wide-angle camera and 12MP (f / 2.4) 2x telephoto sensor; On the internal screen, there is a 10MP (f / 2.2) camera; And finally you will get a 10MP (f / 2.2) sensor.
Xiaomi Mi mix Fold
Xiaomi has launched its most awaited foldable smartphone Mi Mix fold at the ‘Spring 2021 New Product Launch’ event. This is the company’s first folding screen smartphone. At present, this phone has been launched in the Chinese market only. The company has not provided any information about the global launching, Mi Mix Fold smartphone will compete directly with Samsung galaxy Z Fold.
The Mix Fold has a 5020mAh battery with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. It supports turbo charging of 67 watts. Xiaomi claims that it has used a self-developed Surge C1 image signal processor. It helps in professional photography.
Moto Razr 5G
Motorola finally announced its foldable smartphone in late 2019 with a familiar name and design. The Razor was then implemented with a major revamp in 2020, with a number of design and special issues. The design itself is a classic razor V3 mobile flip phone which was first released in 2004. Not only does this make Motorola’s new Razor look like that classic flip phone, but it is as slim as the 14mm original. However, when it exits its retro clamshell body, it displays a larger 6.2-inch 21: 9 display.
When it get folded, you can still use a square 2.7-inch display on the outside to check for notifications, control media, and more. You can also take a selfie using a small display as the 48MP rear camera turns into a front-facing camera when the phone folds.
The specifications of the new Motorola Razr foldable phone are also better: it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chip with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. There is also a small 2,800mAh battery, but there is at least one bump. Actually, all spec are bump up.
Huawie Mate X2
The original Huawei Mate X surfaced to convert a regular rectangle smartphone into a larger tablet. Later the Mate XS also had a sophisticated journey with the mechanical rein and strong performance of the refined W Falcon wing. However, changes with the Mate X2 borrow the design of the Galaxy fold with some changes.
What came out has an 8-inch screen with a 90-inch refresh rate and 2480 x 2200 pixel resolution. For the cover display, you get a 6.45-inch primary display with 1160 x 2700 resolution on the front and a 90Hz refresh rate.
Internal specs charge a 55WW 45WmAh battery with a Malin-G78 GPU, 8GB RAM, 256/512GB storage (expandable up to 256GB via Huawei Nano MMC) and Kirin 9000 chip.
TCL showcased its trifold foldable phone concept. It is primarily a 6.65-inch phone that is a full-size, 10-inch tablet. ‘Yes a full tablet, not a comprehensive phone. This infection is 3x. It employs the brand’s DragonHinge hinge. The display is lit by three batteries.
This may be due to the experimental chunky profile (in the fold state) and absent software solution at this time. Still and all, it should be interesting and TCL should be able to find a way to make it possible in the future.
Best Upcoming Phones
Apple X Fold – upcoming iPhone
Apple is working vigorously to develop its first foldable iPhone and the next iPhone in the series of Apple phone, which can name as Apple iPhone X Fold. Apple is doing the same thing as it is doing on its first Apple electric self-driving car. Although it is an upcoming smartphone right now, but it seems that Apple will launch it in the late 2021, and should also be launched as we are eagerly waiting. And also the phone can get the latest ios version 14 with some special feature which we will discuss below.
It is being said that Apple’s new foldable iphone may have some parts of LG rollable smartphone and may be similar in design, but perhaps “Apple” would prefer to design their own design rather than others. According to the report, Apple may use OLED or micro-LED screen technology in its first foldable iPhone, which will be made by Samsung. The company is currently busy testing screens and bearings.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
It is being said that Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 can have 7.55 inch internal display and 6.21 inch cover display. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 can be priced similar to the Galaxy Fold 2. The company launched the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 with a price tag of $ 2,000 (approx. Rs 1.45 lakh) in most markets, if leaked, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 could be priced the same. This means customers will be able to experience new hardware features at the same price.
A part from this, Galaxy Z Fold 3 may comes with an under-display camera. ET News reports state that South Korean smartphone makers are adopting an under-display camera technology for their upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 3 phones. This will be the first time Samsung will choose such innovative camera technology for its foldable series.
LG Slide phone
LG made a big splash in 2020 when it officially unveiled the Wing smartphone. The rollable phone may launch in the late of 2021. Prior to the official release, Tipster Tron has shared several details including the price and specification of the upcoming device. LG’s new rollable display phone will be called LG Roleable or LG Slide phone also that is different from Wing, as its slide display will slide in the other direction and you will get to see a new and larger screen.
The LG Slide is the second phone under LG’s Explorer project and boasts a unique design with a rollable OLED screen. According to the leaked specifications, the LG Rollable smartphone launch with 7.4 inch rollable display also with 2,428 x 1,080 pixel resolution and a 20:9 acept ratio during phone mode. The LG Slide phone can be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, paired with 16GB of RAM, Tipster said. That’s expected to pack a 4,200mAh battery.
Any new technology will have to go through some hurdles in the initial phase, but it seems that we are the worst phase. As such, we look forward to more folding concepts from the smartphone world.