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Moto’s second foldable Razr could be all about minor upgrades, 5G, and new cameras

Motorola was right on the verge of turning irrelevant in the premium smartphone segment when it decided to bounce back with a modern-day flip phone. The new Moto Razr managed to get people interested by striking a nostalgic chord, even if hardware like a Snapdragon 700-series chip kept power users wanting more. As thoughts turn to a follow-up Razr, a new report talks about possible iterative upgrades for its camera and battery, and an official source helps us narrow down the launch time frame.

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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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Galaxy Z Flip appears in leaked hands-on video

We've already seen plenty of photos of Samsung's upcoming vertically-folding phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, but never any video footage. That seems to have changed, as a brief video of the device has surfaced online.

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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 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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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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Samsung's next Android flip phone will support 5G, could have a foldable screen

Clamshell phones are still very much alive in Asia, as evidenced by last year's $2,700 Samsung W2019 flip phone (pictured above). Samsung is preparing to announce its next flip phone, and not only will it support 5G, but it might have a foldable screen.

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WhatsApp arrives on feature phones running KaiOS

KaiOS is the web-based feature phone OS that Google has heavily invested in. We did a hands-on review of the platform earlier this year, and one of the major gaps in functionality was the lack of a WhatsApp application, especially considering KaiOS' main market right now is India. That has finally been addressed, as WhatsApp is now available in the KaiOS app store.

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Samsung's ~$2,700 W2019 flip phone debuts with Snapdragon 845, dual cameras, and dual displays

Yes, you read that right: Samsung has just released a flip phone with top-end specs. Those of you familiar with the brand will know this phone, the W2019, as the latest addition to Samsung's flagship flip phone line. Like its predecessors, the W2019 will be available in China (and maybe a handful of other countries), and it'll run you over $2,700 USD.

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Samsung Leader 8 is a flip phone with flagship smartphone specs

Flip phones, at least in the United States, are synonymous with iPod Minis and VHS tapes as relics of another era. But in other regions of the world, flip phones have kept up with the smartphone revolution. Samsung just announced the 'Leader 8,' a flip phone with the specifications to match flagship Android smartphones.

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