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Apple eyes a foldable iPhone following Vision Pro launch

Last week’s Vision Pro release shed some fascinating light on Apple’s generally top secret development process. A Vanity Fair interview with Tim Cook detailed — in part — what a long and heavy lift it took to get the company’s first headset off the ground. The Apple CEO gave an early iteration of the device…

11:26 am PST • February 7, 2024
Apple eyes a foldable iPhone following Vision Pro launch

Consider this a preview of a preview. It’s an opportunity to take advantage of the brief Sunday morning news lull before the deluge kicks into full effect Monday. Tomorrow is,…

CES 2024: Samsung’s bigger, foldier, more rollable displays
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Apple, it’s time to fold

12:02 pm PST • November 6, 2023

Apple is relatively fresh off its annual iPhone refresh, having just released the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro in September. The hardware updates for this generation are solid and meaningful,…

Apple, it’s time to fold

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OnePlus Open is a foldable contender

In the earliest days of foldables, simply participating was enough to get people to take notice. With every new player on the scene, however, it becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish oneself from the crowd. As we barrel toward the end of 2023, Samsung is far from the only game in town. We’ve got Google, Motorola,…

8:00 am PDT • October 19, 2023
OnePlus Open is a foldable contender

Every so often a new software feature comes along that makes a hardware form factor a lot more useful. I would put Dual-Screen Interpreter mode in that category. The feature,…

Google Pixel Fold’s Dual-Screen Interpreter mode brings subtitles to real life

OnePlus is officially gearing up to launch its first foldable phone “soon,” the company told TechCrunch on Thursday. The company previously revealed that the device, tentatively called the OnePlus Open,…

OnePlus confirms its first foldable is officially ‘coming soon’

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 review

In February 2020, Samsung planted its flag in the sand. Screen issues aside, the original Galaxy Fold was met with a mixed response. “Innovation for innovation’s sake” was a common refrain. The wildly expensive device arrived at just a hair under $2,000. People questioned whether anyone really needed to carry a tablet in their pocket.…

11:53 am PDT • August 1, 2023
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 review

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 review

I will forever have a soft spot for the Galaxy Flip. It’s the device that made me believe that foldables could, indeed, be a viable path forward for the smartphone industry. Respect to the Fold for the tough path it blazed to become the first commercially viable entry, but the Flip flipped the script, as…

6:00 am PDT • August 1, 2023
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 review

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Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 5 gets upgraded chip, thinner body and $1,800 price

The foldable market has changed dramatically since the beginning of 2019. For starters, there actually is a foldables market to speak of. There was plenty of skepticism around the form factor in the pre-pandemic era, and early hardware issues didn’t help matters much. Foldables remain a drop in the overall smartphone bucket, of course, but…

4:00 am PDT • July 26, 2023
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 5 gets upgraded chip, thinner body and $1,800 price

Samsung’s never been great with a secret. At some point the company leaned into the unceasing deluge of leaks by teasing out its big products ahead of launch. Since then,…

Samsung teases latest foldables ahead of Unpacked

Samsung announced today that it is holding its next Galaxy Unpacked event on July 26, where the company will likely unveil the Galaxy Fold 5 and the Galaxy Flip 5…

Samsung is holding its next Unpacked on July 26 to unveil new foldables

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Google’s Pixel Fold is a well-rounded take on the foldable form factor

The true mainstreaming of foldables remains an open question. There are still a number of key roadblocks on the way to broader adoption – mostly notably price.

1:53 pm PDT • June 27, 2023
Google’s Pixel Fold is a well-rounded take on the foldable form factor

Google launched its first foldable device, the Pixel Fold, at the Google I/O developer conference today. While the device itself will be available later this summer, the company is working…

Microsoft Office, Netflix, Amazon Kindle and more are tuning their apps for the new Pixel Fold

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Smartphone makers searched for a way forward at MWC 2023

The slowdown was inevitable, of course. Nothing stays hot forever — especially in this industry. By tech standards, smartphones have had a good run, but the last few years have seen device makers searching for the magic bullet to help the sales slide reverse course. The arrival of 5G was a nice reprieve, but next-generation…

11:45 am PST • March 3, 2023
Smartphone makers searched for a way forward at MWC 2023

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 review

One doubts Samsung’s convictions at their own peril. The company will be the first to point to the O.G. Note phablet as the ultimate expression of this phenomenon. The line may be gone, having been absorbed into the flagship Galaxy S product, but its influence on the industry is still being felt a decade after…

12:32 pm PDT • August 19, 2022
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 review

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 review

I have been carrying both of Samsung’s new foldables on my person when I leave the house for the last few days. It’s mostly for testing purposes, of course, but there’s also a fun game I like to play when I see people I know. I pull them both out, stick them in front of…

2:03 pm PDT • August 18, 2022
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 review

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Samsung’s new foldables arrive August 26

Over the past year, Samsung recognized something we’d known all along: The clamshell form factor makes sense. It’s something those of us who are old enough to remember a pre-smartphone era are wired to appreciate. It’s small, it fits in your pocket, it opens up and gets bigger. That’s not to take away from the…

6:00 am PDT • August 10, 2022
Samsung’s new foldables arrive August 26

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Let’s check in with Samsung before next week’s Unpacked event

It has become something of a tradition: Samsung announces an Unpacked and all or most of the big products get teased out in leaks in the weeks leading up to event. Sometimes the leaks come before the event announcement, sometimes after, but any hope of keeping its biggest news under wraps appears to have largely…

10:00 am PDT • August 4, 2022
Let’s check in with Samsung before next week’s Unpacked event

The days of the Galaxy Note Unpacked events are sadly gone, but Samsung’s foldables are more than happy to fill a phablet-sized hole in the company’s annual release schedule. Over…

Samsung will unveil its latest foldables on August 10

Ming-Chi Kuo is one of a handful of Apple analysts whose reports always warrant a second look, regardless of how strange they might seem at first blush. We’ve heard plenty…

Apple reportedly testing E Ink outer display for upcoming foldable

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Will foldables thrive in a post-pandemic world?

Last week, Samsung killed the Note once and for all. It was a symbolic move. For all intents and purposes, the phone will live on as the Ultra tier of the company’s Galaxy S line. But it represents the end of an era for the decade-old brand. It’s also another opportunity for the company to…

9:11 am PST • February 14, 2022
Will foldables thrive in a post-pandemic world?

The crease, it seems, is unavoidable. It’s right there, smack in the middle of the those big, expensive folding displays. And it’s invariably (and perhaps understandably) the first comment on…

Oppo decreases the crease for its new foldable

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Surface Duo 2 review: Getting better

If challenging the status quo was easy, we’d see a lot more of it. In the world of smartphones, this means daring to think outside the rectangle, a form factor that has been the default for more than a decade and a half. Slowly but surely amid stagnant smartphone sales, companies have been testing the…

11:03 am PDT • October 21, 2021
Surface Duo 2 review: Getting better

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Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 3 is the foldable to beat

I took a long walk on Saturday. It’s become a routine during the pandemic, a chance to unwind after too many hours indoors, while seeing parts of the city that would otherwise be lost to subway rides in normal years. Saturday was more purpose-driven, heading to a newly opened Trader Joe’s before Henri unleashed itself…

2:38 pm PDT • August 23, 2021
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 3 is the foldable to beat

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Samsung’s refined Galaxy Fold

Samsung wasn’t quite ready to declare the Galaxy Note dead. Not just yet. When we put the question to the company again after this month’s Unpacked event, a rep told us: Samsung is constantly evaluating its product lineup to ensure we meet the needs of consumers, while introducing technology that enhances users’ mobile experiences. We…

1:00 pm PDT • August 21, 2021
Samsung’s refined Galaxy Fold

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Samsung’s latest Galaxy Fold adds stylus support, waterproofing and an under-display camera

Behold, Samsung’s latest flagship. With the Galaxy Note out of the way — for this year, at least — the company used today’s Unpacked event to breathe added legitimacy into its foldable line. The original Galaxy Fold, introduced in 2019, represent a sort of experiment for the company (along with all the hiccups that entailed),…

7:00 am PDT • August 11, 2021
Samsung’s latest Galaxy Fold adds stylus support, waterproofing and an under-display camera

Samsung is set to introduce a whole bunch of new products, starting today at 7 AM PT/10 AM ET. I wrote a whole bunch of words about what to expect…

Watch Samsung introduce its latest foldables live

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What to expect from Samsung’s next Unpacked

Foldables! Two, probably! Those are your headliners. Samsung tipped its hand with the event invite, which features a pair of geometrical objects that pretty clearly represent the new Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip. The other headliner is what we won’t be seeing at the event (Deadliner? Endliner?). The company already confirmed via corporate…

7:00 am PDT • August 6, 2021
What to expect from Samsung’s next Unpacked

In December, Microsoft wrote a blog post highlighting “The year ahead for Surface Duo.” The news highlighted the dual-screen device’s upcoming availability outside the U.S. (including Canada, the U.K., France…

Microsoft’s Surface Duo gets dual-screen gaming support

Things have been a bit quiet on the foldables front of late, but plenty of parties are still bullish about the form factor’s future. Ahead of today’s big I/O kickoff,…

Google adds foldable-focused Android developer updates