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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Motorola Razr: The key differences

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Motorola Razr: The key differences

Folding phones are officially here. Anyone longing for that throwback feeling of flipping your phone out to answer a call and snapping it back to hang up has not just one, but two vertical folding phones to choose from. These are the Motorola Razr, which launched at the end 2019, and the brand-new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip earlier this month.

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Motorola Razr teardown reveals the hinge’s secrets

Motorola Razr teardown reveals the hinge’s secrets

If you haven't had your fill of fold tests and teardowns of this year's most expensive and most fragile phones, YouTube channel JerryRigEverything is only too happy to oblige. The channel's Zack Nelson already broke the Motorola Razr during his torture test so there's nothing left to be done but to open it all up. We've already seen iFixit's verdict on the phone's dismal repairability but now we're getting to see the minuscule piece that truly sets the phone apart.

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Surface Duo phone “peek” feature leaked, prodding all other foldables

Surface Duo phone “peek” feature leaked, prodding all other foldables

If there were a way to make Microsoft's efforts with software for the Surface Duo work on a device like the LG V60 ThinQ, it'd be great. The latest leak of the Microsoft Surface Duo shows a device that's on the cutting edge of feature functionality. It'll be like a book, opening with a pair of displays that run software that'll function sort of like a tablet, sort of like a phone, sort of like a laptop - but it's not out yet. This device is leaking with a steady drip, drip, drip.

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Huawei Mate Xs updates foldable display but a big problem remains

Huawei Mate Xs updates foldable display but a big problem remains

Huawei has a new version of its foldable phone, with the Mate Xs promising an 8-inch bending display that turns it from an Android 10 phone into a tablet. Unveiled at Huawei's event in Barcelona, Spain, the Mate Xs packs 5G and a slimmer Falcon Wing hinge, which the company promises will be up to repeated use.

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Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 renders show rumored masterpiece

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 renders show rumored masterpiece

Today we're taking a peek at a set of renders made of the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 based on rumored specs and features. These images are not officially made by Samsung, but instead represent all that's been leaked, tipped, and rumored by insider sources thus far. In this machine we see a full-screen display up front and a full-screen display inside - far more coverage than the first generation device.

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Samsung UTG on the Galaxy Z Flip will be available for other manufacturers

Samsung UTG on the Galaxy Z Flip will be available for other manufacturers

When Samsung launches a new smartphone, it sometimes does more than commercialize a new mobile device. Sometimes, that smartphone also becomes the showcase and demonstration of a new technology that the company will eventually commercialize and sell to other customers. That is the case for many of its displays, from curved edge screens to its different kinds of Infinity cutouts. Now it's also doing the same for the Galaxy Z Flip's foldable display cover window which it will be selling to other OEMs as Samsung UTG.

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Galaxy Z Flip teardown reveals where the glass and bristles are

Galaxy Z Flip teardown reveals where the glass and bristles are

Foldable devices are so new and so expensive that, despite companies' assurances, there will always be fears that they will break at the slightest accident. The Galaxy Z Flip turned out to be a tough nut to crack but it also came short of Samsung's advertised features. It may be begging for a lawsuit if that was indeed the case and JerryRigEverything dug in deeper to find out where marketing ends and reality begins.

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Motorola Razr reported peeling at the fold

Motorola Razr reported peeling at the fold

Motorola says that creases and bumps are only normal on its first foldable phone but we doubt it would make the same claim about peeling. The former set of blemishes is pretty much just that but a peeled layer literally destroys the phone and prevents further use. That is the rather unfortunate experience of at least one Motorola Razr owner that also calls into question the long-term viability of the company's already embattled attempt at salvation.

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Galaxy Fold 2 rumors sound part wishful thinking

Galaxy Fold 2 rumors sound part wishful thinking

Every high-profile, high-end product, especially smartphones, get their fair share of leaks and insider tips. Some of those pan out while some get thrown out the window. While there is a good deal of reasonable expectations about some upcoming features, at least based on market trends, some just sound too good to be true. Some of those can now be found on the upcoming Galaxy Fold successor which is starting to have a laundry list of things users might be wishing for rather than what might be feasible in a given time.

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Leaked TCL expandable screen phone has our attention: Here’s why

Leaked TCL expandable screen phone has our attention: Here’s why

Today a leak of a TCL smartphone prototype shows a bit of what was apparently going to appear at MWC 2020. That's the tech conference that generally happens every year around this time, but was cancelled this year due to concerns over nCoV-2019 / COVID-19 (AKA novel coronavirus). The device you see here was leaked from what CNET's Jessica Dolcourt describes as a "trusted source" - aka this isn't just some fan-made device based on a concept, it's quite likely from a source within TCL (or a TCL-adjacent group).

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Galaxy Fold 2 “Champ” to come with the first under-display camera

Galaxy Fold 2 “Champ” to come with the first under-display camera

The Galaxy Z Flip just launched but it is also just Samsung's opening salvo. The company wants to sell more foldable phones this year, which means it has to make more foldable phones as well. The Galaxy Z Flip changed the formula a bit but the Galaxy Fold's true successor is still coming. Codenamed "Champ", not "Winner 2" as earlier leaked, this won't just be a repeat of last year's form with new Ultra-Thin Glass on top. It will bring its own innovation to the fold, no pun intended, and it will most likely push the price tag even higher.

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Galaxy Z Flip durability test and teardown raise some concerns

Galaxy Z Flip durability test and teardown raise some concerns

Samsung has finally announced its four bets for the early half of 2020 and, unsurprisingly, the Galaxy Z Flip has taken much of the spotlight because of its novel technology. The design, of course, isn't completely original but the implementation that uses a flexible screen will naturally have people take a second look. As expected, it has been compared and contrasted with the new Motorola Razr whose durability and value for your money are now being put on the hot seat. But is the Galaxy Z Flip really any better? A few YouTubers have put that to the test and their answers are rather inconclusive.

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