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The Galaxy Z Flip feels like a regular smartphone—and that's exactly why it's amazing

Foldable phones have their detractors, but as they continue to evolve, it's quickly becoming clear they're maturing in both concept and execution. Enter the Galaxy Z Flip, the first phone I feel confident in saying feels like a regular smartphone. There's no amazing use case it will enable, no killer software feature, and the specifications aren't even cutting-edge in 2020. I contend that none of this actually matters, and that it doesn't matter if you actually buy this phone.

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Samsung's clamshell 'Fold 2' leaks in low-res images on social media

The first generation of the Galaxy Fold has only been available since late September, but that hasn't stopped leaks for the next-gen version from rolling in. We woke up this morning to find five low-res images, first shared by a Weibo user, of what's being called the Galaxy Fold 2, Samsung's purported clamshell folding device.

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JerryRigEverything's very sandy Galaxy Fold torture test might make you wince

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.

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[Update: Video part of brand campaign] Samsung's foldable phone seemingly appears in a short-lived teaser video, but don't get your hopes up

There's already plenty of anticipation for Samsung's foldable smartphone, but there's nothing like a briefly uploaded YouTube video to stoke the flames a bit. It seems that Samsung Vietnam mistakenly uploaded a teaser video showing off a handful of already-here and concept technologies, including a brief glimpse of a handsome foldable phone. But before you get too excited, there's reason for skepticism here.

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Samsung's foldable smartphone reportedly arriving in March for a price that'll make your eyes bleed

So far we know only bits and pieces about Samsung's foldable phone. At the tech giant's recent developer conference, it revealed a first glimpse at the device's two displays — one a 7.4-inch foldable screen, and the other a 4.6-inch display that is active when the handset is folded. During that conference, Samsung Mobile CEO DJ Koh also noted that the smartphone would arrive within the first half of 2019, and that the company planned to ship a million devices within the year. Now, the Yonhap News Agency in Samsung's native South Korea has reported a few new details, including a March release date and steep retail price. 

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[Update: Samsung announces] Google says Samsung's foldable phone will launch in 2019

At its annual Dev Summit in Mountain View this morning, Android VP Dave Burke announced that Google was partnering to optimize the Android platform for an upcoming foldable device... built by Samsung. The foldable phone in question will launch next year according to Burke, who appears to have confirmed something Samsung hasn't itself yet announced. We're currently at Samsung's Developer Conference in San Francisco, which overlaps directly with the Android Dev Summit.

No details were provided about the device other than to say it's foldable, so we're waiting for Samsung to offer up additional information.

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