Best Foldable Phones You Can Buy
Updated: Mar 12
After years of advancements in display technology, foldable phones are finally a reality and now we can put our hands on it. Many smartphone makers have come up with their take on foldable phones and frankly, the devices look straight out of the future. So in this article, we have composed a list of 12 best foldable phones that you can either buy right or in near future. We already have a selection of capable foldable smartphones, so you don’t have to wait any longer. If you are one of those tech enthusiasts who want to have the foldable phone experience, here are the best foldable phones to buy.
List of Best Foldable Phones
1. SAMSUNG GALAXY FOLD
At long last, after endless leaks and rumours, the folding Samsung phone is official: the Samsung Galaxy Fold has a 7.3-inch screen that folds over itself when you're ready to put it in your pocket.
Out in April 2019, the phone is going to set you back a whopping $1,980 (that's about £1,515), but at least you get plenty of tech inside: a high-end processor, 12GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage. There's going to be a triple-lens 16MP+12MP+12MP rear camera, and a 4,380mAh battery split up into two sections (because of that fold).
On the software side, Samsung says you can run three apps alongside each other on the Fold, should you want to. What's more, any app that you're running on the front of the device will seamlessly switch to the middle once you open it out.
2. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
After the launch of Galaxy Fold, Samsung has released its second foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip and this time, it seems the foldable product is ready for the masses. Samsung is directly making the device available to consumers and in some regions, it’s already on sale. Departing from its earlier design approach, the Z Flip comes with a clamshell design– eerily similar to the Moto Razr. It has a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED display and this time, Samsung has brought a folding glass display unlike the flexible plastic panel on Galaxy Fold which is simply great.
3. Microsoft Surface Duo
Microsoft Surface Duo is another device that comes with twin screens. This one doesn’t have a foldable display but brings together two different screens on either side of a patented and slim hinge that rotates 360-degrees. The idea of freely multitasking on two different screens simultaneously is thoroughly appealing, which makes the Surface Duo very exciting.
The Surface Duo is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and features two 5.6-inches screen. This upcoming foldable device runs on a custom Android built and will become available in the later-half of 2020.
4. HUAWEI MATE X
Huawei Mate X smartphone was launched in February 2019. The phone comes with a 8.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 2200x2480 pixels.
Huawei Mate X is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor that features 2 cores clocked at 2.6GHz, 2 cores clocked at 1.92GHz and 4 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. It comes with 8GB of RAM.
The Huawei Mate X runs Android 9.0 and is powered by a 4500mAh battery. The Huawei Mate X supports proprietary fast charging.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the Huawei Mate X on the rear packs a 40-megapixel primary camera; a second 16-megapixel camera and a third 8-megapixel camera. It sports a camera on the front for selfies.
The Huawei Mate X runs EMUI 9.1.1 based on Android 9.0 and packs 512GB of inbuilt storage (up to 256GB). The Huawei Mate X is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM card.
Connectivity options on the Huawei Mate X include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, NFC, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor.
5. Motorola Razr
The Motorola Razr is coming and, as confirmed in mid-April, it is indeed going to be called the "Motorola Razr", with the new folding screen device retaining the iconic name, as was rumoured back in May last year.
And, from the noises that Motorola has been making, it's not going to be far behind Samsung and Huawei with a foldable phone, either, with Motorola Vice President of Global Product Dan Dery stating that the maker had "no intention of coming later than everybody else in the market."
In terms of hardware, the convo in the Motorola Razr 2019 rumour mill right now indicates the phone will come in two variants, one packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 system-on-a-chip along with with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and another enlarging the RAM and storage to 6GB and 128GB respectively.