Samsung debuted One UI 3.1 with its Galaxy S21 series but recently committed to bringing it to other Galaxy devices, including the Z Fold2. While the feature set is largely similar across devices, the foldable phone is getting a few more tweaks that cater to its unique form factor.
Huawei announced its next-gen foldable, the Mate X2, in China today. The phone features an inward-folding design, in stark contrast to the original Mate X, whose display wrapped around it. In other words, it finally adopts the design approach that Samsung has stuck with since the original Galaxy Fold — a wise decision given how fragile flexible panels are. What may prove to be quite a bit less wise, though, is how much Huawei wants you to pay for its phone.
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.
There's been a ton of buzz around Motorola's reimagining of the iconic Razr — so much so that they had to push back the initial pre-order and release dates to meet demand. Luckily, it seems that Motorola is holding to their promise of a short delay, as they've announced the new availability dates for the Razr today: pre-orders will begin January 26th with phones becoming available on February 6th.
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.
Motorola, best known for producing mediocre mid-range phones and not delivering software updates, has been working on a foldable phone under its old 'Razr' brand for a while now. You may recall that Lenovo showed off a video of the device to Chinese press earlier this year, which turned out to be a fan concept video with the watermarks (mostly) removed. At long last, Motorola may finally be ready to show off the mythical phone.
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.
After the botched debut of Samsung’s first folding smartphone, the Galaxy Fold has been re-engineered and is ready for the mass market. With wide availability just starting to ramp up, JerryRigEverything is here to see if one of the most anticipated Android devices of the year will fold under pressure.