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Remember the days when we used to joke on how phones are so large and they don’t fit in our pockets and how easier it would be if they would just be folded into two pieces. Well, the reality is that in 2020 it is happening. There are phones that the companies are bringing out that can be folded and would take up much less of space than expected. The phones would be quite expensive and are still on testing processes but there is a huge chance that by the next few years there would a huge surge in the market for these phones and it would the next big thing in the smart-phone market. With people wanting more compact things, these phones are the future for sure.

Here is a look at some of the phones that have already been launched or are expected to launch by the end of this year.

1. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Not content with one foldable phone, Samsung debuted another a year after the primary. The phone is different from the original Samsung fold as it folds in the center rather than having two separate screens, much like the other foldable phones. Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855+, the 256GB phone is undeniably premium and is obtainable now in black, gold, and purple options. The hinge is comparable to the prevailing Galaxy Fold, but Samsung says it’s good for over 200,000 folds. you’ll be able to open the hinge at different angles, with the content adjusting to suit the device. It’s around 9cm by 7cm when folded. It comes with a 3300mha battery life with fast charging and a dual primary rear camera with each being 12MP and a 10MP front camera. The phone also has a 5G version which is soon to be launched on the market.



Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

2. Samsung Galaxy Fold

Years of rumor finally came true in 2019 when Samsung launched its first foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold, which was also the first foldable phone on the market. It comes with a 12GB RAM and a 512GB internal storage and a 4380mha battery life. It has two screens with the external one being 4.5 inches with a folding internal screen of 7.3 inches and an Exynos processor.


Samsung Galaxy Fold

3. Samsung Galaxy Fold 2

With a 7.6 inch display and a 120Hz refresh rate, this phone is expected to hit the floors in September 2020 and would be the third installment in the foldable phones by Samsung. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and a 4500mha a battery life with fast charging available. The phone would be similar in type of folding with the galaxy Z flip and comes with android 10 inbuilt. It has a triple rear camera with each one being 12MP and a dual front camera each of 10MP. It has a non-expandable 256 GB internal memory.


Samsung Galaxy Fold 2

4. Huawei Mate X

One of the phones that are expected to outperform most of the other foldable phones on the market Huawei Mate X, unlike the Moto Raze and also the Samsung Fold, the phones have the screen which is folded outside rather than inside which makes it unique in its own sense. The main screen is 6.6 inches folds inside rather than outside. The strong processor of the cell phone is also nice with Huawei re-designing its processor by making it more advanced and powerful, i.e the Kirin 900. It comes with a 4500mha supercharging battery life. The camera quality is also great with the triple-rear camera with the primary one being 40MP. The phone has no front camera. It will be released with Mate Xs which will have a front camera (40MP+16MP) with the other features similar.


PRICE(Mate Xs)(Expected)-₹1,95,290.

Huawei Mate X

5. Motorola Razr 2019

 Motorola which was famous for its flip phones has made a great transition by drastically changing its 15-year old iconic Razr flip phone into a foldable phone, switching. The phone folds into two parts almost like a square when it is being shut out.   It comes with an octa-core Snapdragon 710 processor and a 6GB RAM. The primary screen is 6.2-inches, made of Plastic OLED so it can fold, while the second screen on the front could be a fixed 2.7-inch panel for glancing at notifications. It has a relatively poor battery life as compared to the other with only 2510mha. The camera is also fine with a 16MP primary camera with dual led flash and 5MP front camera.


Motorola Razr 2019

6. LG G8X Thin

This phone maybe is considered as one of the budget phones when it comes to foldable smartphones. It isn’t quite the foldable smartphone with the company saying that it will have two simultaneous screens which might be taken into account of folding. It has a 6.4-inch screen with corning gorilla glass and an octa-core snapdragon 855 processes. The 6GB RAM is also great with 128 GB internal memory which can be expandable up to 2TB. The battery life is also good with 4000mha and with fast charging as an option. It has a dual rear camera and a 32MP front camera.


LG G8X Thin

7. Royal Flex Pai

It was one of the first foldable phone designed by the Chinese company in 2018. It has a 7.8-inch screen that folds into half. It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with and 6GB/8GB RAM variant. It was developed as a developer handset at first but through testing is ready for market launch.


Royal Flex Pai

Souhardya Das

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