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6 foldable smartphones you need to know about

Many expect foldable smartphones to create excitement in a product category that’s low on buzz factor globally.

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Last Updated: Oct 04, 2019, 07.33 AM IST|Original: Oct 04, 2019, 07.33 AM IST
Foldable smartphones have been talked about for years. Some are hitting the market soon. Many expect them to create excitement in a product category that’s low on buzz factor globally.

ET takes a look.

1. SAMSUNG GALAXY FOLD was previewed earlier this year. It’s available in India for Rs 1.65 lakh, roughly half the on-road price of an entry-level car. Fold has a 4.6-inch screen for normal tasks, but unfolds into 7.3-inch form factor, just as you would open your wallet or diary. A upgraded version is expected in 2020.

2. HUAWEI MATE X was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2019. This one folds with the screen on the outside, unlike Galaxy Fold. In February, Huawei said the price of the 5G phone would be euro 2,299. Unfolded, it’s a full screen 8-inch tablet.

3. MOTOROLA is coming out with its foldable phone — the Razr V4. It is expected to be priced around $1,500, according to a report. Other specs: A mid-range Snapdragon 710 chipset, 6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB storage.

4. ROYOLE FLEXPAI was the first foldable phone to be released. Sold in China for $1,300. Expected India price: Rs 1.1 lakh. Specs: Snapdragon 855 chipset, 6GB RAM, Display: 7.8 inch.

5. MICROSOFT is taking a crack at the smartphone market again, this time with a dual-screen crossover (Android) device that closes like a book. Expected Launch: Christmas 2020.

6. APPLE is said to be exploring the idea of a foldable phone, reported by those who’ve seen the company’s patents for a folding screen. But we may have to wait a while for the phone.

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