List of Foldable Phones Expected in 2019


All the phone manufacturers are getting Foldable devices ready. Even Apple is reportedly looking into this form factor that offers the convenience of extreme portability when folded and a larger screen whenever you need it.
Here’s a list of the flexible phones that have been announced so far, and what we could eventually see.

Samsung Galaxy Fold



The Galaxy Fold is coming April 26, with a starting price of $1,980. That version of the Fold will connect over LTE, but Samsung is also offering a 5G-ready version.
The Fold will use the Infinity Flex display Samsung introduced last November. When unfolded, the display expands to 7.3 inches. Samsung’s App Continuity feature will let you resume using the app you had open on the folded-up 4.6-inch display in tablet mode. And multitasking supports lets you run three apps at once.
The batteries are split into two, one on each side, for a combined power pack of 4,380 mAh. The 7-nanometer processor powering the device is aided by 12GB of RAM. And the Galaxy Fold offers six cameras total, three on the back panel, two inside, and one upfront.

Huawei Mate X



The Huawei Mate X folds out to be a tablet and folds over to be a phone (Image Credit: Huawei)
Huawei’s folding phone is here. Huawei has been showing off its own foldable Mate X handset at Mobile World Congress 2019.
Huawei’s handset folds in the opposite direction to Samsung’s so the screen ends up on the outside rather than the inside when it’s closed. You get an 8-inch display in the flat tablet mode, and in the folded over mode, the Mate X offers a main 6.6-inch display on the front and a secondary 6.4-inch display on the back.
Additionally, it includes a 4,500 mAh battery (split into two sections), fast 55W charging that gives you 85 percent of a full charge from zero in 30 minutes, and 5G another technology we’re going to be hearing a lot about this year.


As for Optics, the phone sports a triple-lens camera that sits on the back when you have the device open, and on the front or the back when it’s closed (depending on which way round you’re holding it). The camera tech is backed into a black strip on one side of the screen, which doubles as a closing mechanism and handles.
Keeping the screen bending reliably is what Huawei is calling a Falcon Wing Mechanical Hinge. It apparently won’t stretch when folded over, and won’t bulge when laid flat, making it perhaps even more of a technological marvel than the one Samsung is using (which folds the other way).
Inside you get the latest super speedy Kirin 980 processor from Huawei, paired with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal storage. The fingerprint sensor is built into the power button for one-touch unlocking.

Royole FlexPai



Royole FlexPai – The world’s first foldable phone already debuted last November. FlexPai features a 7.8-inch AMOLED screen with a 1920 x 1440 resolution and measures 7.5 x 5.3 x 0.3 inches. FlexPai is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC coupled with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB storage. Flexpai has two cameras rated at 16 and 20 megapixels. Royole has built a custom interface on top of Android 9 Pie called Water OS to enable transition between two sides of the display. Royole says the display is equivalent to 8-inches diagonal when unfolded and shrinks down to 4-inches when folded. It is backed by a 3,970mAh battery and Royole claims to have a proprietary charging mechanism that can charge this foldable smartphone from zero to 80 percent in an hour. You can order the device from Royole, though the company warns it may take up to eight weeks for your order to ship.

Motorola



According to TechRadar, Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing said that foldable screens may be the key to reintroduce the RAZR, a really compact flip phone that expands into a full screen similar to the 6.5-inch phones we have today.
“With the new technology, especially folding screens, I think you will see more and more innovation in our smartphone design,” he told TechRadar. “so hopefully what you just described [the RAZR] will be developed or realized very soon.” Patents spotted on the World Intellectual Property Office database seem to back that approach up. A firm named Yanko Design followed weeks later with a mockup, seen below, based on sketches filed in those patents.
Motorola essentially confirmed it will come out with a foldable phone in an interview with Engadget. Motorola has “no intention of coming later than everybody else in the market,” Motorola vice president of global product Dan Dery said.

Oppo



The Oppo’s foldable device was first uncovered by Mobielkopen in the form of patent filings. And now the Chinese phone maker has come out and said that it’s ready to build a folding phone.
In terms of design, the Oppo foldable is following the Huawei ‘falcon wing’ design rather than Samsung’s, with a screen wrapping around the outside of the fold rather on the inside. It also looks to share the thick camera bar/handle on one side, as seen in the image below bearing the Oppo logo. This likely won’t be just for ergonomic reasons, since the near-identical structure on Huawei’s phone contains its CPU and wireless modem as well as the cameras.





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