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Galaxy Z Fold 3 might come with a new but different S Pen

Galaxy Z Fold 3 might come with a new but different S Pen

A foldable phone is already an admittedly impressive milestone for Samsung and the mobile market in general but the actual vision for such devices doesn't stop there. Although not exactly essential to the concept of a foldable device, the use of a stylus on what looks like a digital book or notebook has almost become expected, especially if the Galaxy Z Fold is meant to replace the Galaxy Note line. That may finally happen next year but it will require a rather big change in Samsung's S Pen technology.

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Galaxy Fold update brings some Galaxy Z Fold 2 joy

Galaxy Fold update brings some Galaxy Z Fold 2 joy

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 added a lot of improvements over the Galaxy Fold that it made Samsung's first foldable phone feel a tad obsolete and even more fragile in comparison. In truth, however, the two are quite close in their capabilities, perhaps except for how the Galaxy Z Fold 2 can support more angles than its predecessor. In other words, there is no technical reason why the Galaxy Fold can't enjoy some of the more advanced features of the latest foldable phone and, thankfully, Samsung obviously agrees.

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Galaxy Z Fold 3 hinge could have a light indicator

Galaxy Z Fold 3 hinge could have a light indicator

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 undoubtedly fixes a lot of the complaints and problems users had with the Galaxy Fold. It now has a stronger flexible screen, a more durable hinge, and a bigger external cover screen. That said, there is definitely a lot of room for improvement and a recent Samsung patent may hint at what the company may have planned next at least as far as that hideaway hinge goes.

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Galaxy Z Fold 2 durability test brings some good news

Galaxy Z Fold 2 durability test brings some good news

Foldable phones are starting to become less spectacular and less novel even just a year after they first debuted. Consumers are now focusing more on the practicality of these devices, whether they are worth the $1,500 to $2,000 price tags they're asking for, especially in light of their seemingly fragile constitutions. Samsung has, of course, been praising the increased durability of the new Galaxy Z Fold 2 but there's nothing like a JerryRigEverythng test to truly bring that to light.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold preorders open – Windows 10 meets foldables

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold preorders open – Windows 10 meets foldables

Lenovo's foldable PC, the ThinkPad X1 Fold, is up for preorder, with the 13.3-inch laptop-tablet hybrid putting Windows 10 Pro on some very unusual hardware. While at first glance the X1 Fold may look like an OLED tablet, its ability to fold down the center makes for a PC that behaves more like a sci-fi movie prop.

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Galaxy Z Fold 2 eSIM finally works with latest update

Galaxy Z Fold 2 eSIM finally works with latest update

With the launch of Samsung's third foldable phone just last week, you might have presumed that, save for a few software improvements, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is pretty much feature complete. Imagine the surprise, then, of many new owners when they discovered that the phone had one hardware feature they couldn't use at all. Fortunately, Samsung has promised to right that wrong and is finally rolling out a new firmware update that enables the phone's eSIM functionality.

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Royale FlexPai 2 is the affordable foldable you can’t get

Royale FlexPai 2 is the affordable foldable you can’t get

While Samsung largely dominates the foldable phone market, with Huawei now taking a backseat and Motorola's Razr successor nowhere yet in sight, it can't really claim to have been the first. That title belongs to Chinese OEM Royale whose FlexPai was quickly pushed to the background after a few months in the limelight. With the FlexPai 2, it's trying to reclaim some of that prestige through a pricing game that, unfortunately, may not matter that much to markets outside of China.

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Galaxy Z Fold 2 teardown shows improved design, better repairability

Galaxy Z Fold 2 teardown shows improved design, better repairability

The price that consumers have to pay for novel and futuristic devices like foldable phones goes beyond the literal price tag. The longevity of these devices, given their youth, also needs to be factored into the decision-making process. It was really no surprise that the Galaxy Fold would fail almost spectacularly in its durability and repairability but Samsung has now had more than a year to get things right or at least better this time. Fortunately for the Galaxy Z Fold 2, that does seem to be the case but iFixit still has some reservations about it.

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Microsoft invites web apps to support Surface Duo and Galaxy Z Fold 2

Microsoft invites web apps to support Surface Duo and Galaxy Z Fold 2

The Microsoft Surface Duo and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 have been compared and contrasted but, curiously, Microsoft doesn't think they're that different, at least not from an app development point of view. That's actually a good thing because that means that Microsoft's own app development tools could be used for both devices. That seems to be the spiel it is making with its new experimental Web APIs that it says will help web app developers target foldable phones, whether they have one, two, or even three screens.

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New Motorola Razr is 2020’s 5G foldable do-over

New Motorola Razr is 2020’s 5G foldable do-over

This afternoon Motorola revealed the new Motorola RAZR 5G, a second-generation foldable display smartphone. This device is very similar to its immediate predecessor, with a few feature upgrades to make the case for a new model, including 5G connectivity. Motorola's decided to continue on with their strategy of recalling the hype of the original RAZR flip phone with some marketing materials that effectively say that July of 2004 was a very, very long time ago.

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Motorola RAZR 5G price and features leaked VS Galaxy Z Flip 5G

Motorola RAZR 5G price and features leaked VS Galaxy Z Flip 5G

Today we've got a no-nonsense leaked look at the Motorola RAZR 5G, the next high-end smartphone from Motorola. This device has an old-school flip-phone look on the outside and a foldable display inside with Android. This device and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G are the biggest competitors of one-another in late 2020 - so let's take a peek.

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Galaxy Z Fold S rumored to fold both ways, have budget price

Galaxy Z Fold S rumored to fold both ways, have budget price

Although they are fundamentally different from each other, many have been comparing the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and the Microsoft Surface Duo in their approach to the foldable phone dream. Technically not really foldable in the sense of having a foldable screen, the Surface Duo offers some benefits that the Galaxy Z Fold 2 can only dream of, particularly in using a single screen for both "tablet" and "phone" modes. Samsung, however, may give Microsoft a run for its money if this Galaxy Z Fold S rumor is actually real.

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