Looks like we will never get over from our fascination towards foldable phones; last year bought back the nostalgia of flip phone though it does not featured a true clamshell design.
But it surely struck a spark and opened up gate for further developments.
last year bought back the nostalgia of flip phone though it does not featured a true clamshell design, but it surely struck a spark and opened up gate for further developments.
If you remember during the mid and to the late 2000s, we saw sudden increase in popularity of Flip Phones based on clam shell design.
Where the display and keypad were attached by a hinge, even when closed you could still see notifications and time without engaging the big screen, they gave a new meaning to the phrase “closing the phone on someone”.
They were sidelined when the capacitive touch entered the market, but now they once again have made a comeback, fused with the touchscreen as seemingly new old friend.
Here are some devices that caught my eye.
Royole FlexPai –
If you have just dived into the foldable segment, huge chances are that you never heard of this, apparently this was the first ever foldable phone that hit the market.
But sales were low than thought, seems like they rushed it too much, available variants are 6GB ram with 128GB storage and 8GB ram with 128/256GB storage
(16MP + 20MP) dual camera setup, a decent display size of 7.8inch and 4inch when folded, good 3800mAh battery. cost is around ₹95,000.
Samsung Galaxy Fold –
Although second but first foldable to achieve a flat surface in both folded and unfolded condition, the Samsung offers a enclosed hinge for the movement.
- Features a (16MP + 12MP + 12MP) triple camera in rear, (10MP + 8MP) dual camera in front and a 10MP single camera in cover.
- Screen size of 7.3inches and 4inches folded.
- 12GB ram and storage of 512 GB, 4275mAh battery.
- Speculated to cost around ₹1,40,790.
Huawei Mate X –
A fine competitor, and ready to take all the glory, announced few days after galaxy fold, but is quite refined in terms of looks, this is definitely a phone you want to hold,
- Solid 8inches and 6.6inches folded display.
- 8GB ram with 512GB storage along a memory card support of 256GB.
- (40MP + 16MP + 8MP) triple camera setup.
- 4500mAh battery with super charge claimed to give 85% in just 30 minutes.
- Cost will be around ₹1,69,000
Motorola Razr V4 –
True successor of clamshell design.
Will it continue the legacy of the best selling Razr series? time will tell.
No official specs has been released till now but it is speculated to have a 6.2inch display.
Going to be a lot cheaper than others, seems like Motorola is not planning it as a flagship phone.
Xiaomi Fold –
It has unique folding feature, as expected from Xiaomi will certainly be cheaper.
Fold mechanism maybe based on polymer, more updates as it rolls out,
Still Mi has to name this device
Oppo Fold –
Unveiled a few days back, Seems quite similar to Huawei Mate X in form and look.
Will go in production when demand rises, name is still unknown.