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Google Pixel 8 Pro Android flagship

Deal | Google unveils massive Black Friday deals for Pixel 8 handsets and the Pixel Fold in the US

Set to begin at 3:30 AM ET on November 16 in the US, this year's Black Friday deals on the Google Store will push down the tech giant's mobile flagship devices by up to US$400 (Pixel Fold). The Pixel 8 will get a US$150 price cut ...
Codrut Nistor, 15 Nov 2023 23:57
Samsung has no plans to launch cheap foldable smartphones anytime soon (image via own)

Samsung shuts down rumours about affordable US$500 foldable smartphone

A Samsung executive says the company has no plans to launch affordable foldables, refuting earlier rumours. It is also undecided on Fan Edition (FE) variants of the Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip phones.
Anil Ganti, 14 Nov 2023 20:05
The Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 also comes with a 67-watt power adapter.

Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 review: Xiaomi's new high-end foldable only available as a Chinese import

With high-end features, the 8.03-inch Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 is competing against foldable top dogs such as the Google Pixel Fold and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5, and at a very competitive price. Officially, it is only available in Chin...
Manuel Masiero, 14 Nov 2023 00:45
The Galaxy Z Flip5 may receive two successors of sorts next summer. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Samsung tipped to release cheaper Galaxy Z Fold6 and Galaxy Z Flip6 alternative in 2024

According to new reports, Samsung could be developing two successors to the Galaxy Z Flip5 aimed at different price points. Supposedly, the Galaxy Z Flip6 and Galaxy Z Fold6 will be joined next year by a third model priced at betw...
Alex Alderson, 11 Nov 2023 22:51
Nokia 9110 Communicator. (Image source: Wikipedia)

From concept to reality: Foldable phones have come a long way

CheckMag Foldable or flip phones allow users to fold their phones in half or use them as a tablet. These devices have come a long way, surviving the thick and thin of the technology sector. They quickly gained customer attention, but the c...
Ayesha Aslam, 09 Nov 2023 19:11
Foldable smartphones could get more affordable in 2024 (image via own)

Affordable foldable smartphones from Samsung and Huawei reportedly coming next year

A new report says that Samsung plans to launch a new, non-premium foldable smartphone in 2024-25. Earlier rumours suggested it could be launched under the Galaxy A brand for around US$800.
Anil Ganti, 08 Nov 2023 23:23
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3

88% Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 review: Foldable high-end smartphone with cosmetic flaw

Almost perfect. With the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, up to 16 GB of RAM and a 6x camera, the Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 clearly belongs to the high-end smartphone class, but is still comparatively well-priced. Officially, the 8.03-inch AMOLED foldable is reserved for the Chinese market, which also affects mobile phone coverage. Our review clarifies whether an import purchase is worth it.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 | Qualcomm Adreno 740 | 8.03" | 259 g
Manuel Masiero, 07 Nov 2023 04:55
The ThinkPad X1 Fold debuted at IFA 2022. (Image source: Lenovo)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold now available with 'several incremental improvements' after year-long wait

Lenovo's second-generation ThinkPad X1 Fold is now available to purchase, a year after its initial showcase. In the intervening period, Lenovo has made various changes to the device, which still carries a US$2,499 starting price.
Alex Alderson, 02 Nov 2023 19:48
The OnePlus Open working with a stylus. (Source: u/Rashed341 via Reddit)

OnePlus Open has stylus support after all, according to early adopter

The OnePlus Open may have hit a number of the right notes as its brand's inaugural foldable Android smartphone; then again, advertising it as compatible with electronic pens was not one of them. Nevertheless, a Reddit user asserts...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 27 Oct 2023 20:16
The potential for a foldable Nintendo Switch 2 has been explored by a known tipster. (Image source: Fine M-Tec/eian - edited)

Leaker opines foldable Nintendo Switch 2 could be on the cards based on third-party financial report for Korean electronic component manufacturer

A foldable Nintendo Switch 2 console could be in the works if a leaker’s opinion based on a third-party financial forecast report for Fine M-Tec is accurate. The tipster in question has been known to share details about Samsung-re...
Daniel R Deakin, 26 Oct 2023 20:27
Qualcomm reference design with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (photo: Alexander Fagot)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3: First benchmarks and analysis

As part of its Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii, Qualcomm has showcased, amongst other things, its forthcoming top-tier SoC for 2024: the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. Once again, the CPU cores are getting reorganized, ensuring more performance and we also have the first benchmark results which we would like to share with you.
Alexander Fagot, Daniel Schmidt, 25 Oct 2023 22:00
The Galaxy Z Fold5 retains a noticeable crease, unlike some of its peers. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold6: Rumours emerge of unchanged cameras but with Huawei-inspired thinner housing

According to various reports, Samsung is working to make the Galaxy Z Fold6 considerably thinner than its predecessor. With the Huawei Mate X3 and Mate X5 apparent inspirations, a thinner Galaxy Z Fold may retain the same 50 MP ca...
Alex Alderson, 23 Oct 2023 19:52
The Xiaomi MIX series could be returning to global audiences after a long absence. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi MIX Fold 4: Early signs point to global release for MIX Fold 3 successor

In the last few years, Xiaomi has refrained from offering its MIX series devices outside China, MIX Fold 3 included. However, early indications suggest that the Xiaomi MIX Fold 4 could receive global release, as well as a customar...
Alex Alderson, 23 Oct 2023 16:15
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 gets a number of new apps for the secondary display. (Image: Samsung)

Leak reveals Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 Retro Edition, Samsung announces new features for secondary display

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 will soon come onto the market as a stylish retro edition, which can now be seen in leaked images. Meanwhile, Samsung claims that the functionality of the large secondary display has been significantly e...
Hannes Brecher, 21 Oct 2023 02:30
OnePlus showcases the Open's hinge on stage. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus Open touted as good for 1,000,000-fold lifetime with new Flexion Hinge

OnePlus claims to have made one of the lightest, yet most durable, foldable smartphones of 2023 in its new Open. It boasts a new kind of hinge made of multiple high-tech materials, titanium alloy, carbon fiber and more exotic comp...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 19 Oct 2023 18:39
The OnePlus Open running OxygenOS 13.2. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

OnePlus Open: Hands-on with OnePlus' first attempt at toppling the Galaxy Z Fold and Pixel Fold

The OnePlus Open is now orderable following today's launch. Based on our hands-on time with the device, OnePlus has almost eliminated the display crease and has created a device with a more usable cover display than the Galaxy Z Fold5.
Alex Alderson, 19 Oct 2023 18:36
The OnePlus Open should provide better multitasking support than the Pixel Fold at launch. (Image source: OnePlus)

OnePlus Open multitasking features showcased with OxygenOS 13.2 update

OnePlus has now showcased OxygenOS 13.2, an update designed for the OnePlus Open. According to the company, it built OxygenOS 13.2 'from [the] ground up' to increase productivity. While the OnePlus Open has not begun shipping yet, OnePlus has provided an overview of its multitasking features.
Alex Alderson, 19 Oct 2023 17:55
The OnePlus Open in its Emerald Dusk and Voyager Black finishes. (Image source: OnePlus)

OnePlus Open: New global flagship arrives as 'new benchmark for foldables'

OnePlus has presented its first foldable smartphone, which it will soon start selling globally. As expected, the OnePlus Open is a direct competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5, among other foldable flagships.
Alex Alderson, 19 Oct 2023 17:00
The Find N3 Flip in its Cream Gold finish. (Image source: Oppo)

Oppo Find N3 Flip receives global release in three colours

Oppo has decided to launch the Find N3 Flip globally, nearly two months after the foldable's debut. The Find N3 Flip shares little to similarities with the Find N3 though, which Oppo also showcased today.
Alex Alderson, 19 Oct 2023 15:14
The Oppo Find N3 is over 20 mm taller than the Find N2. (Image source: Oppo)

Oppo Find N3 makes it global debut as new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 rival

Oppo has finally unveiled the Find N3, shortly before OnePlus presents the OnePlus Open. The Find N3 will be the first member of the Find N series to be available outside China. The Oppo Find N3 is much taller than the Find N2, th...
Alex Alderson, 19 Oct 2023 14:26
Most large format devices with foldable panels have launched running Windows so far, HP Spectre Fold pictured. (Image source: HP)

Apple iPad Fold rumoured to enter production much earlier than expected

Apple is said to be now upping the ante to bring an iPad with a foldable OLED display. Reportedly, the so-called iPad Fold will enter production next year, a year earlier than expected.
Alex Alderson, 18 Oct 2023 18:17
OnePlus is Open to LYTIA. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus Open Sony LYTIA-powered photography showcased ahead of launch

OnePlus has confirmed that its first ever foldable Android device will also be its first smartphone to use a Sony LYTIA camera sensor. It is touted to have a cutting-edge double-stacked structure and to be tuned by Hasselblad for ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 14 Oct 2023 16:22
The Find N3 is about to be unveiled. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO Find N3 said to launch heavier, yet thinner, than its predecessor

OPPO and OnePlus have jointly confirmed that the Find N3 (or OnePlus Open for the global market) will launch soon as a new foldable Android smartphone. Now, a leaker has reportedly revealed more details on what it might be like to...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 12 Oct 2023 23:09
The OnePlus Open is nearly here. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus Open: Global pre-order deals hyped as OPPO Find N3 Flip launches in India

OPPO and its co-brand OnePlus has chosen to hype all the global versions of the new Android foldable smartphones they have at once today (October 12, 2023). The Find N3 Flip clamshell can be pre-ordered from now in India, whereas ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 12 Oct 2023 19:19
Honor has released the Magic Vs2 in three colour options. (Image source: Honor)

Honor Magic Vs2 debuts as cheaper alternative Magic V2 with 5.1 mm housing and eye-catching colour options

The Honor Magic Vs2 has arrived as the company's cheaper alternative to the Magic V2. Available in Coral Purple, Glacier Blue and Velvet Black colour options, the Magic Vs2 is just 5.1 mm thick but still packs a pair of LTPO AMOLE...
Alex Alderson, 12 Oct 2023 16:32
Oppo will launch the Find N3 globally on October 19. (Image source: Oppo - translated)

OnePlus Open: Oppo Find N3 global launch confirmed for October 19 as YouTuber compares new foldable against Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5

It seems that Oppo has confirmed when OnePlus will release the OnePlus Open. While Oppo is just over a week from the global launch of its next foldable, a YouTuber has compared the Find N3 against the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5.
Alex Alderson, 11 Oct 2023 21:38
The "new Razr". (Source: Motorola)

Motorola Razr touted to land as cheapest 2023 foldable smartphone on the US market

Motorola launched two variants of the latest generation of its foldable Android smartphone for the first time in 2023. Now, the more vanilla version of the new Razr has finally joined its flagship counterpart on the United States ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 11 Oct 2023 18:19
Amazon US has discounted the Galaxy Z Fold5 by over 20% in its Icy Blue and Cream colour options. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Deal | Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 on sale for lowest price ever with US$400 discount

The Galaxy Z Fold5 is now available at a US$400 discount as part of Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days discount. The promotion applies to Samsung's latest foldable in Cream and Icy Blue colourways, both with 256 GB of storage.
Alex Alderson, 11 Oct 2023 17:35
The OnePlus Open should to arrive in a choice of two colour options. (Image source: @rquandt & WinFuture)

OnePlus Open officially teased as leaker shares launch details and pricing

It appears that OnePlus is closing on launching the Open, the company's first foldable. Allegedly arriving before the end of October, the OnePlus Open is slated to undercut the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 by roughly US$100.
Alex Alderson, 10 Oct 2023 18:44
Honor may return to a last-generation chipset for its next foldable. (Image source: Honor)

Honor Magic Vs2: Leaked benchmark listing reveals key specifications before October 12 launch

A benchmark listing for Honor's next foldable has appeared online ahead of the device's launch later this week. To be released as the Magic Vs2, the device will rely upon a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset, 16 GB of RAM and Android...
Alex Alderson, 10 Oct 2023 13:46
Honor has chosen an unusual position for the digital crown on the Watch 4 Pro. (Image source: Honor)

Honor shows Magic Vs2 and Watch 4 Pro in teaser images before launch

Honor has confirmed that it will be unveiling at least another two devices in a few days. Surprisingly, the company has developed a follow-up to the Magic V2, dubbed the Magic Vs2. The Honor Watch 4 Pro will also be in attendance,...
Alex Alderson, 09 Oct 2023 18:08
A OnePlus Open unit in preview. (Source: Unbox Therapy)

OnePlus Open tipped to launch with OxygenOS 13 and 16GB of RAM

OnePlus' inaugural foldable Android smartphone is believed to launch very soon. It has made its way onto Geekbench ahead of this event, which might confirm how much RAM the device can have and which SoC it runs on. Despite their t...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 07 Oct 2023 22:53
The Find N3 Flip. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO Find N3 Flip: Indian launch date set for 2023 clamshell foldable smartphone

OPPO has confirmed that the Find N3 Flip's global version will start to become available soon, starting with India. It is primed to be the only 2023 clamshell smartphone with triple rear cameras on that market at its launch, and m...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 07 Oct 2023 19:40
A foldable laptop concept. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung first-gen foldable laptop tipped to land with Galaxy Z Fold5-style hinge

Samsung is a little late to the party when it comes to foldable laptops at this stage. Nevertheless, the South Korean giant is said to join in, albeit possibly not until 2024 at the earliest. That event might see the launch of a m...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 05 Oct 2023 19:04
Google may already be developing a new foldable smartphone. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Possible Google Pixel Fold 2 references discovered in Pixel Buds app code

It seems that Google is already quietly working towards bringing a new foldable to market. Although the device is unlikely to arrive any time soon, Google is making preparations for 'Comet' within its codebase.
Alex Alderson, 03 Oct 2023 22:58
The OnePlus Open is expected to launch later this month. (Image source: Unbox Therapy)

OnePlus Open: Upcoming Galaxy Z Fold5 and Pixel Fold competitor already sported by influencers

OnePlus may have been teasing its inaugural foldable for a while, but it has yet to reveal the device's full design. However, the company has now done so via Indian actor Anushka Sharma, who has been seen using the OnePlus Open in...
Alex Alderson, 02 Oct 2023 21:14
The Find N3 Flip. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO Find N3 Flip global launch hype begins with Indonesian special offer

OPPO's latest clamshell foldable Android smartphone will be available in international markets soon, according to some of the OEM's new teasers. They include a post confirming that the Find N3 Flip is coming to India soon, althoug...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 01 Oct 2023 18:40
The latest Razr+ offer. (Source: Motorola)

Deal | Buy Motorola Razr Plus, get Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II for free

Motorola is currently celebrating its 95th anniversary, and has arranged a special offer on its latest Android flagship smartphones to mark the event - even the foldable one. The Razr Plus (or Razr+) is available with TWS earbuds ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 29 Sep 2023 19:36
OnePlus hints at an upcoming Open event. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus Open possible launch date and screen dimensions leak out

The OnePlus Open is believed to become an inaugural foldable Android smartphone from the brand in question later in 2023. Now, the date on which this device will be unleashed on markets that might include North America may have be...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 26 Sep 2023 18:39
The Gram 17 Fold is one of several laptops with foldable OLED displays. (Image source: LG)

LG Gram Fold debuts as new foldable OLED laptop with Intel Raptor Lake processor and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity

LG has entered the niche market of laptops with foldable displays. Joining the ranks of ASUS, HP and Lenovo, the LG Gram Fold is a 17-inch tablet by default that can be folded to use as a 12.3-inch laptop. Billed as catering to fi...
Alex Alderson, 26 Sep 2023 01:04
Tecno has presented the Phantom V Flip in black and purple colour options. (Image source: Tecno)

Tecno Phantom V Flip: New mid-range foldable starts before eventual European release

The Tecno Phantom V Flip is one of the cheapest clamshell foldables around, following the release of the Motorola Razr 40 earlier this year. Eventually available in Europe, the handset will arrive first in India, where Tecno has p...
Alex Alderson, 22 Sep 2023 15:49
The OnePlus Open could be one of the smallest foldable smartphones released to date. (Image source: @OnLeaks & SmartPrix)

OnePlus Open to launch next month as leaker shares Oppo Find N3 packaging

It appears that OnePlus is finally ready to officially launch its first foldable smartphone. First teased in July, a well-known leaker has now exclusively revealed the global launch date of the OnePlus Open. Meanwhile, a first loo...
Alex Alderson, 20 Sep 2023 21:34
The Honor V Purse is the thinnest foldable around. (Image source: Honor)

Honor V Purse released as world's lightest and thinnest foldable smartphone

Honor has now released the V Purse in China, a wraparound foldable that the company originally billed as a prototype. The Honor V Purse starts at CNY 5,999 (~US$826) with 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, but only comes with the...
Alex Alderson, 19 Sep 2023 17:43
A folding iPhone?...Probably not. (Source: Unbox Therapy via YouTube)

iPhone clamshell turns up on famous YouTube channel, albeit with caveats

The well-known vlogger Lewis Hilsenteger of UnboxTherapy has received what, on first glance, could be a 15 Pro that folds in half. It seems to hint at a cover display and a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5-like build. However, on closer ins...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 17 Sep 2023 17:45
Samsung has made a few aesthetic changes from the Galaxy Z series when creating the W24 and W24 Flip. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung W24 and W24 Flip debut with 1 TB of storage and premium ceramic back designs

Samsung has presented the W24 and W24 Flip, both higher-end alternatives to the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5. Not only has Samsung equipped the W24 series with more RAM and storage than their Galaxy Z counterparts, but they a...
Alex Alderson, 17 Sep 2023 01:22
The Mate X5. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei Mate X5 Collector's Edition repair could cost as much as brand-new iPhone

Huawei has now released a list of spare parts for its latest foldable smartphone with prices nearly as jaw-dropping as that for the Mate X5 itself. Some repairs for the device's highest-end Collector's Edition could nearly buy a w...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 16 Sep 2023 18:34
The Huawei Mate X5 is exclusive to China for now. (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei Mate X5 now available for Mate X3 pricing as new foldable flagship contender

Huawei is now selling the Mate X5 following the device's unveiling last week. The Mate X5 is one of the first devices to ship with the Huawei Kirin 9000S chipset but makes few other changes from the Mate X3.
Alex Alderson, 14 Sep 2023 22:09
The Honor V Purse is a return to the wraparound design that Huawei pioneered with the Mate X. (Image source: Honor)

Honor V Purse: Launch date of new wraparound foldable smartphone confirmed for later this month

Honor has outlined an initial launch date for the V Purse, its attempt at a Huawei Mate Xs and Mate Xs 2. For now, the Honor V Purse will be a Chinese exclusive, albeit one that is just over a week away from receiving an official ...
Alex Alderson, 11 Sep 2023 23:24
The Phantom V Flip will debut soon. (Source: Tecno)

Tecno Phantom V Flip launch set for later in September 2023

Tecno has now confirmed that the Phantom V Flip will make its debut during the OEM's next major product event later this month. The device is depicted as a rival to devices such as the Motorola Razr (2023) and Samsung Galaxy Z Fli...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 09 Sep 2023 19:46
The new Huawei Mate X has a tweaked camera housing that protects the same sensors. (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei Mate X5 debuts as new flagship foldable to take on Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5

Huawei has presented the Mate X5 in China, a tweaked version of last year's Mate X3. Now equipped with Huawei's Kirin 9000S chipset, the Mate X5 shares all other core hardware with its predecessor, including its battery, cameras a...
Alex Alderson, 08 Sep 2023 21:28


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