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Google says Galaxy Z Flip's split-screen mode will be available to other OEMs

Google says Galaxy Z Flip's split-screen mode will be available to other OEMs

Yesterday, Samsung launched its second foldable, the Galaxy Z Flip, which could shape up to be a more than worthy competitor to the Motorola Razr. In cooperation with Google, the company has added a nifty split-screen feature to the phone that divides apps' interfaces into top and bottom halves when you fold it into a laptop-esque "flex mode." This innovation turns things like Duo video calls into hands-free operations with quick access to the mute option, the end call button, and the camera switcher. Now Google has shared with The Verge that future foldables from other manufacturers will be able to implement this mode, too.

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The Galaxy Z Flip is Samsung's answer to the Moto razr—here's everything we know about it

The Galaxy Z Flip is Samsung's answer to the Moto razr—here's everything we know about it

Samsung’s first attempt at foldables was at the receiving end of a lot of criticism, mainly due to a fragile build, which even catalyzed the recall of review units, as well as a luxury price tag that deterred potential buyers. Despite some initial hiccups, Samsung got very close to the half-a-million worldwide sales figure—a milestone to marvel at for a first-gen novelty. This bumpy ride taught Samsung some critical lessons and helped it double down its efforts on the follow-up Fold. The result, rumors say, is a foldable phone that better fits your pocket—both physically and pecuniarily.

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High-quality renders and full specs drop for the Galaxy Z Flip

High-quality renders and full specs drop for the Galaxy Z Flip

Following all the previous rumors renders and confirmed specs for the Galaxy Z Flip have just been published, courtesy of @rquandt and WinFuture. This gives us the clearest glimpse of the upcoming folding phone that we've seen yet, showing off the phone's front design, hinge, tiny clamshell-mounted display, and side-mounted fingerprint sensor in surprising detail, and illuminating its interior with a full spec sheet.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip leak points to tiny secondary display, dual 12MP cameras, and Snapdragon 855+

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip leak points to tiny secondary display, dual 12MP cameras, and Snapdragon 855+

It's no secret that Samsung is working on a second foldable which is expected to feature a clamshell hinge, just like the new Motorola Razr. We've already heard through the grapevine that the handset will feature a glass screen and 5G compatibility. New leaks published by Max Weinbach of XDA Developers shed more light on the phone's specs and what to expect from the Galaxy Z Flip.

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Samsung’s foldable clamshell Galaxy Z Flip rumored to have a 12MP main camera, not 108MP after all

Samsung’s foldable clamshell Galaxy Z Flip rumored to have a 12MP main camera, not 108MP after all

Samsung has hinted that it's planning a clamshell Galaxy Fold follow-up for this year, supposedly called Galaxy Z Flip. The phone is already rumored to be the first foldable device with a proper glass display and 5G support. There are still a few unknowns, though, so leaker Ishan Agarwal took to Twitter to share further hardware specifications.

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OnePlus CEO says that foldable smartphones aren't ready, and it won't make one any time soon

OnePlus CEO says that foldable smartphones aren't ready, and it won't make one any time soon

If you've been impatiently waiting for OnePlus to release a folding phone, we finally know why the OEM hasn't taken the plunge yet. At CES last week, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn from The Verge chatted with OnePlus CEO Pete Lau (and his interpreter, Eric Gass) about the company's Concept One phone, 5G technology, and when consumers should expect a OnePlus foldable device to hit the market (spoiler: not anytime soon).

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APK teardown reveals Galaxy S11 camera features, super fast charging for Fold 2

APK teardown reveals Galaxy S11 camera features, super fast charging for Fold 2

There's a certain thrill we feel when a photo of an unreleased device slides across our desks. It's new, mysterious, exciting — but hardware is only one half of the user experience. Some of the best leaks over the last decade have been known to hide in plain sight, right within developer code. We now have new details regarding the Galaxy S11's camera features, plus info on the Galaxy Fold 2's charging speed.

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Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 rumored to have first-ever foldable glass display

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 rumored to have first-ever foldable glass display

2019 was the year foldable phones became more than a trade show demo, but only barely. The Galaxy Fold launched after a multi-month delay for $2,000, and it's still troublingly fragile. The Galaxy Fold 2 might be a bit more robust. The latest round of leaks say this could be the first foldable with a glass screen.

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Samsung has not sold 1 million Galaxy Folds after all

Samsung has not sold 1 million Galaxy Folds after all

Samsung has clarified that it has not, in fact, sold 1 million Galaxy Folds, in a statement given to Korea's Yonhap News Agency. Samsung declined to comment on the actual number of units sold, only to say it was not over a million.

Samsung would not even state if estimates of 500,000 units were closer to an accurate figure, perhaps suggesting the real number could even be below analyst expectations.

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Galaxy Fold clamshell rumored to have retracting hinge, 108MP S11 camera, sub-$1,000 price tag

Galaxy Fold clamshell rumored to have retracting hinge, 108MP S11 camera, sub-$1,000 price tag

Samsung has made it clear that it is doubling down on phones with foldable displays next year, having hinted at its developers conference of a Galaxy Fold follow-up that will behave more like a clamshell — chasing the tail of the new Motorola Razr. While a more direct analogue to the Fold is also in the works, there have been some developments on the flip phone form factor we'd thought to update you on.

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