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The best foldable phones: every foldable handsets

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                                        At the beginning of 2019 two big smartphone trends looked ready to kick off: foldable phones, and 5G phones, and while 5G phones are starting to become more and more popular we still haven't seen many foldable phones actually launch.
                                    
                                    
                                    
                                        The Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X are the biggest two foldable phones but their release dates kept being pushed back, with the former only just out (and only in some regions) and the latter still to come, while most other companies' efforts are just concepts at the moment.
                                    
                                    
                                    
                                        There are also rumored handsets, such as the Motorola Razr V4, but we've not heard anything official about that or any of the other rumored devices, so the smartphone industry's ascension into folding glory seems dubious.
                                    
                                    
                                    
                                        That being said, it's a novel and groundbreaking effort to change the way phones look, so problems like the Galaxy Fold issues and Mate X 5G postponement might soon be distant memories that we read about on our bendy phones.
                                    
                                    
                                    
                                        So settle down, read on, and start saying goodbye to your old rigid handset, because the future is (maybe) flexible.
                                    
                                    
                                    
                                        Update: The Samsung Galaxy Fold is finally available in some regions, while some other foldables are edging ever closer.

You've got to know when to fold

At the beginning of 2019 two big smartphone trends looked ready to kick off: foldable phones, and 5G phones, and while 5G phones are starting to become more and more popular we still haven't seen many foldable phones actually launch.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X are the biggest two foldable phones but their release dates kept being pushed back, with the former only just out (and only in some regions) and the latter still to come, while most other companies' efforts are just concepts at the moment.

There are also rumored handsets, such as the Motorola Razr V4, but we've not heard anything official about that or any of the other rumored devices, so the smartphone industry's ascension into folding glory seems dubious.

That being said, it's a novel and groundbreaking effort to change the way phones look, so problems like the Galaxy Fold issues and Mate X 5G postponement might soon be distant memories that we read about on our bendy phones.

So settle down, read on, and start saying goodbye to your old rigid handset, because the future is (maybe) flexible.

Update: The Samsung Galaxy Fold is finally available in some regions, while some other foldables are edging ever closer.

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