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Motorola reportedly on track to debut folding-screen RAZR phone in 2019

Motorola reportedly on track to debut folding-screen RAZR phone in 2019

Although foldable phones are still in their nascent stage, often riddled with teething problems and multiple delays, they're being developed and fervently hyped by more and more players interested in them becoming the next big thing. Motorola, like Samsung and Huawei, will be releasing a foldable smartphone of its own using its RAZR branding before the end of 2019, according to an individual with close ties to Motorola.

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Samsung will replace your first broken Galaxy Fold display for $149

Samsung will replace your first broken Galaxy Fold display for $149

The Galaxy Fold is one of the most troubled smartphones in recent memory, and it hasn't even hit store shelves, yet. From being reengineered after rogue tech reviewers savagely ripped what appeared to be screen protectors right out of the displays, to failing basic legs of JerryRigEverything's device torture test, the pressure for a successful launch has been mounting. In an attempt to ease consumer concerns regarding the Fold's fragile display, Samsung has officially announced a screen replacement program for early adopters.

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Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-registration is live in the US and UK

Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-registration is live in the US and UK

The Galaxy Fold is almost here—for real this time. Samsung delayed plans to launch the first true foldable phone earlier this year following a spate of defects in early review units. Now, the phone is almost ready for sale, and you can register your interest in the US and UK.

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Samsung may be working on a cheaper Galaxy Fold with 256GB of storage

Samsung may be working on a cheaper Galaxy Fold with 256GB of storage

The Galaxy Fold is on the verge of shipping—for real this time. Samsung spent several months addressing the issues that popped up during the early review program, but the phone will still set you back almost $2,000. That is, of course, not an amount of money most people are willing to pay for a phone right now. Of course, we thought that about $1,000 phones not that long ago. Still, Samsung is reportedly working on a cheaper variant of the Fold.

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[Update: Regulatory photos] Huawei's folding Mate X phone spotted in executive's hands with visible design tweaks

[Update: Regulatory photos] Huawei's folding Mate X phone spotted in executive's hands with visible design tweaks

Huawei 's consumer division chief Yu Chengdong was spotted in an airport in China by reporter Li Wei apparently waving around a slightly redesigned version of the Huawei Mate X. The phone was previously delayed amid Huawei's drama with the US government, while Samsung was also having its own folding phone troubles. In the meantime, the company has made a few subtle tweaks to the as-yet-unreleased Mate X.

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Cringe for the hinge as JerryRigEverything bends his first folding phone the wrong way

Cringe for the hinge as JerryRigEverything bends his first folding phone the wrong way

Folding phones may seem futuristic, but Samsung's snafu with the Galaxy Fold made it clear that durability will be a serious question when it comes to flexible displays and folding designs. To that end, Zack over at JerryRigEverything managed to get his hands on the Royole Flexpie, which is the first folding smartphone you can actually buy. The phone was subsequently put through the full suite of scratching, bending, crunching tests, with surprising results.

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Samsung's next foldable phone could be a lot like Motorola's unreleased RAZR

Samsung's next foldable phone could be a lot like Motorola's unreleased RAZR

According to Korean tech outlet ET News, Samsung's next foldable smartphone won't look much like the delayed Galaxy Fold at all. In fact, it's in many ways going to be quite the opposite - particularly in the way it folds.

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Huawei cautiously delays folding Mate X in view of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold debacle

Huawei cautiously delays folding Mate X in view of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold debacle

Despite being quite a promising device, the Samsung Galaxy Fold's launch didn't go as smoothly as expected. Indeed, several review units failed right before its official release, which led the brand to delay the handset's commercialization to improve its design. Some saw this as an opportunity for Huawei to get ahead of the competition with its Mate X. Nevertheless, the manufacturer faced its own share of issues after it was added to the US Entity list, as it may have to stop using Android on its devices. On top of these woes, the company's first foldable device may not be as reliable as expected, as its launch is being delayed to September, with Huawei claiming they "don’t want to launch a product to destroy [their] reputation."

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The Galaxy Fold isn't dead, Samsung will announce a new launch date soon

The Galaxy Fold isn't dead, Samsung will announce a new launch date soon

Samsung tried to launch the trend-setting Galaxy Gold several weeks ago, but things did not exactly go to plan. After handing out a few review units to prominent publications, the folding screens began failing at an alarming rate. Samsung delayed the phone and pledged to fix the issues. It hasn't been entirely clear the phone would ever come out, but Samsung says it will release the Galaxy Fold, and it'll have a specific date soon.

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Details about Samsung's Galaxy Fold design changes have leaked

Details about Samsung's Galaxy Fold design changes have leaked

After a bunch of Galaxy Fold units failed in the hands of reviewers, Samsung preferred to delay its new device's launch to further investigate and fix the issue that led the displays to go berserk. After an initial analysis, the company concluded that removing the inner screen's protective layer could cause external substances to come into contact with the panel, causing it to malfunction. The manufacturer recently announced it would publish an updated release schedule for the Galaxy Fold, and some details are starting to leak explaining how Samsung plans on fixing the device's flaws.

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