If you were considering that MWC was all about 5G enabled technology & devices, then steel yourself. There’s another buzzword you can unequivocally hear from everyone’s mouth – Foldable Smartphones!
All these potentially groundbreaking products are astonishing, both in terms of technical specifications & eye-watering price tags! Just to make sure that you don’t miss any of the great bendy blowers, we’ve listed some of the best foldable smartphones you can expect this or the next year.
Major Breakthroughs: The Best Foldable Phones
Nearly every smartphone manufacturer is working on foldable phones. However, below-mentioned are the ones who have entirely steal the show at MWC 2019!
1. Huawei Mate X
Huawei literally turned heads with the launch of Mate X’s foldable smartphone. It’s flexible design is one of the most eye-catching things. It would be the first 5G device to have been announced by the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. The breath-taking device effectively has 8-inch large screen that wraps around the outside. As compared to other foldable smartphones, Mate X looks quite a bit thinner packed with Kirin 980 chip.
Release Date: Around Mid-Year
2. Samsung Galaxy Fold
Samsung Galaxy Fold, the most extravagant phone of the show is all set to launch on April 26, with a starting price of $1,980. With endless leaks & rumors, the folding Samsung phone is all packed with plenty of tech inside: a high-end processor, 512GB of storage, 12GB RAM, triple-lens 16MP+12MP+12MP rear-camera with a 4,380 mAh battery. The foldable screen design will allow you to enjoy three apps simultaneously alongside each other on the fold.
Release Date: April 26
3. TCL Foldable Phone
Current owners & marketers of Blackberry, TCL is also working on a foldable smartphone. Though they are the earliest in the bunch, but their design concepts were very much admired at MWC, especially their ‘DragonHinge’ hardware that will form the physical backbone of its upcoming foldable phones. Galaxy Fold & Mate X’s eye watering price tags might have scared some phone enthusiasts, but TCL has promised to surprise them with affordable prices.
Release Date: 2020
Price: Approx. 30% less than Samsung’s staring price.
Huawei & Samsung have foldable smartphones all polished & ready to sail, but Oppo. . .well, it just has a toe in the water. It officially doesn’t have a design, but the company does have a prototype that everybody caught a glimpse of at MWC 2019! Oppo’s innovation looks a lot like Huawei Mate X, it has hinge goes the same way with a bump grip on the side the same way as Huawei.
5. Nubia Alpha
Unlike other phone makers who have introduced their first foldable phones in a way that can be used in two form factors; as a smartphones & a tablet. It looks like China’s Nubia has opted another design approach which would be as a wearable smartphone with an OLED screen. The device would be capable of performing all the major functions that your phone can like; making calls, sending texts, browsing Internet, clicking pictures. The Nubia Alpha would also have all the extensive features fitness tracking features that are found on smartwatches.
Release Date: Will be first launched in China in April
These were some of the biggest foldable smartphones announcements at this year’s tech event!
With the rapid growth in the field of smartphone evolution, there’s always something waiting in the back room. No sooner have you spotted the most recent handset, that there’s an anticipation for the next big thing!