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Foldable Motorola RAZR phone launching by the end of 2019

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The Motorola RAZR is one of the most iconic cell phones, selling over 130 million units during its lifespan. The company has previously revived the brand as the Droid RAZR with a line of thin Android phones, sold exclusively with Verizon in the US.

An inside source tells CNET that the Motorola RAZR reboot is set to launch sometime before the year’s end. We wonder if it was the same source that told CNET that the RAZR was supposed to launch this summer. However, it seems that foldable displays require more time – both Samsung and Huawei’s frequently delayed launches of the Galaxy Fold and Mate X can attest to that.

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Rumors sparked back up back in February of 2018 when a Lenovo executive hinted of the phone’s existence. Over a year later, the RAZR and One Vision both received Bluetooth certification. The One Vision launched shortly thereafter, but there’s still no hint of a new RAZR.

A private meeting with Chinese media caused a buzz when Lenovo allegedly used fan-made concept renders to show off Motorola’s folding phone, but nothing came soon after that.

Report: Foldable Motorola RAZR phone launching by the end of 2019

Razr sketches from WIPO

Last month, we covered a similar report that corroborates with today’s report. The RAZR would become available in December for European markets for a hefty sum of EU 1,500. There is at least some corroboration to these reports, but the launch is at the mercy of the product’s readiness to launch for the masses – should it launch at all.

Motorola's Razr foldable phone will be a mid-ranger with a €1,500 price tag

You can imagine our excitement when we first heard that Motorola was planning to reboot the RAZR once more, in the form of a smartphone with a flexible display that can flip closed like a clamshell phone.

Of course, it’s been over three years since the first hints of a RAZR comeback when Motorola released a video in 2016 featuring its classic Motorola RAZR clamshell phone. That video has since been removed from public viewing.

Motorola's Razr foldable phone will be a mid-ranger with a €1,500 price tag

From earlier rumors, the phone would feature a 6.2-inch display with 876 x 2142 px resolution that closes vertically like a clamshell. It features a smaller exterior display and a fingerprint scanner on the back of the lower section of the display. It is also said to be powered by the Snapdragon 710 CPU and a 2,730 mAh battery. Verizon is said to have exclusivity with the RAZR once it does launch in the US.

Considering the limitations and delays that other manufacturers have experienced with foldable devices, Motorola should take all the time it needs to perfect the consumer experience for such a unique type of phone.

Source: https://www.gsmarena.com/report_foldable_motorola_razr_phone_launching_by_the_end_of_2019-news-39383.php

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LG WING: THE PRICE TAG OF THE NEW ROTATING-SCREEN PHONE HAS BEEN REVEALED

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Earlier last week, the South Korean company unveiled its wild smartphone LG Wing. We learned everything about the device except for the most important thing – its price tag. Today, the company finally decided to announce the price of the smartphone.

LG WING: THE PRICE TAG OF THE NEW ROTATING-SCREEN PHONE HAS BEEN REVEALED

As suggested by many publications, the device will cost almost $1000, or more precisely, $940. LG Wing will launch in South Korea next month, with other markets to follow, according to new information.

It is interesting that some publications, including Korean ones, considered that the price tag is quite “budgetary”, given that we have a product that has no alternatives. By the way, the manufacturer decided not to accept pre-orders for the device.

LG Wing

LG plans to run an active promotional campaign throughout October, which will allow customers to receive a 70% discount coupon for screen replacement within two years of purchase.

The main feature of the LG Wing is its secondary screen. The main display is hinged and can be rotated 90 degrees, opening, if necessary, a second screen. The second display, in turn, is fixed in one place and hidden behind the first screen.

To reinforce the design of the smartphone, the company used a special design using hydraulic dampers for greater strength.

Recall that LG Wing is the first smartphone from the new line of LG Explorer. The company decided to spend more effort and money on expanding the number of unusual smartphones.

LG WING SPECIFICATIONS

  • 6.8-inch (2440 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 20.5: 9 aspect ratio P-OLED display, 3.9-inch (1240 x 1080 pixels) 1.15:1 G-OLED second screen
  • Octa Core (1 x 2.4GHz + 1 x 2.2GHz + 6 x 1.8GHz Kryo 475 CPUs) Snapdragon 765G 7nm EUV Mobile Platform with Adreno 620 GPU
  • 8GB RAM, 128GB / 256GB storage, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
  • Android 10
  • 64MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, OIS, 13MP 117° ultra-wide lens with f/1.9 aperture, 12MP 120° ultra-wide Gimbal mode Camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • 32MP pop-up front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • USB Type-C audio
  • Dimensions: 169.5 x 74.5 x 10.9 mm; Weight: 260g
  • MIL-STD 810G Compliance, Water and Dust Resistance (IP54)
  • 5G SA/ NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, NFC, USB Type-C
  • 4000mAh (Typical) battery with Quick Charge 4.0+ 25W fast charging, 10w wireless charging
Read Also:  LG K62 and K52 unveiled with large displays and 48MP cameras

The LG WING comes in Aurora Gray and Illusion Sky colors and will roll out in South Korea starting from October followed by key markets in North America and Europe.

Source: https://www.gizchina.com/2020/09/23/lg-wing-the-price-tag-of-the-new-rotating-screen-phone-has-been-revealed/

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IPHONE 12 MINI COMING WITH A 5.4-INCH OLED DISPLAY

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If you’re an Apple enthusiast, then you’ll maybe living the strangest of September. It’s a very unusual month for a very unusual year in light of the ongoing pandemic. The fact is, that all fans waiting for an iPhone release this month will have to wait until October as the company couldn’t finish the new smartphones in time for the usual schedule. We have been waiting for a new set of iPhone 12 devices and now, there’s some light for the upcoming small model with 5.4-inch.

According to a new leaker (via), the smallest iPhone will be called the “iPhone 12 Mini”. Interestingly enough, the leakster states that the device previously called “iPhone 12 Max” will now launch as “iPhone 12”. As we can see, Apple is moving down the smartphones by introducing a new naming scheme for the smallest device. It’s not a big surprise, after all, the company is planning four new devices for this year’s release. For that reason the company is introducing the fourth device with a new name.

 

Worth noting that the “Mini” naming is not entirely new for the Cupertino-based firm. It already uses the Mini in the iPad and Mac computer lineups. The company even unveiled iPod Mini models in the past. So it’s not so shocking to see an iPhone 12 Mini, even though this suffix has taken several years to reach the smartphone lineup. The company will likely keep the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max suffixes for the upcoming models with 6.1-inch and 6.7-inches. These names were introduced last year with the iPhone 11 lineup.

Read Also:  Alleged iPhone 12 Pro Max with the A14 Bionic SoC appears on AnTuTu

A14 BIONIC, 5G CONNECTIVITY, 60HZ REFRESH RATE AND SMALLER NOTCH

All the new iPhone will debut with the company’s first 5nm chipset the Apple A14 Bionic. The gains in performance are incremental, but we can expect a massive boost in energy consumption. Apart from the power-efficient chipset, they will also be the first iPhones to surf on the blazing fast speeds of 5G networks.

iPhone 12 Lineup Rumored to Be Named 'iPhone 12 mini,' 'iPhone 12,' 'iPhone  12 Pro,' and 'iPhone 12 Pro Max' - MacRumors

Unfortunately, Apple will not surf on recent trends like that one asking for high-refresh rate displays. All the new iPhones will pack 60Hz refresh rate OLED screens. However, they are said to sport smaller notches to allow more status icon at the display’s top. It will be the first time we see the company making adjustments in the wide notch introduced with the iPhone X. Unfortunately, the new devices are said to not come with a charging brick. This certainly will enrage some users.

Source: https://www.gizchina.com/2020/09/21/iphone-12-mini-coming-with-a-5-4-inch-oled-display/

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Price, Release Date, and Specs

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The 5G-ready Galaxy Z Fold 2 is Samsung’s third attempt at a foldable smartphone since the release of the Galaxy Fold in the spring of 2019 and the Galaxy Z Flip in February of 2020.

Highlights:

  • The foldable smartphone starts shipping on September 18 with a $1999 price tag.
  • The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is available for pre-order from Samsung’s website.
  • It comes in two colors: bronze and black. The hinge is available in metallic red, silver, gold, and blue.
  • A stylish Thom Browne Edition is available.

Galaxy Z Fold 2 Features

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 offers an array of improvements compared to the original Galaxy Fold. Here’s what you need to know.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 against a black background
  • Glass screen folds like a book.
  • The camera has a hands-free option, where you can wave your hand to take a picture.
  • The screen emits reduced blue light, so its easier on your eyes.
  • No notch and slim bezels—just a tiny punch hole for the camera—make for more screen real estate.
  • Has a Hideaway Hinge for a streamlined look.
  • 120 Hz refresh rate on the main screen.
  • Samsung’s improved AI saves battery life.
  • Wireless charging support.
  • Comes with an array of VIP benefits (scroll down to learn more).

Galaxy Z Fold 2 Specs and Hardware

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 improves upon its predecessor in many ways, including upgrading from a plastic to a glass display, adding a more reliable hinge, and removing the thumb-shaped notch.

The glass display should be more conducive to folding and unfolding than the original Fold’s plastic one. Speaking of folding, Samsung’s Flex mode lets you fold the smartphone and lock the screen at any angle. The hinge is strong enough to stay open at a variety of angles so you can stand it up to watch a movie, have a video chat, or take photos using a hand gesture, for example.

This smartphone has app continuity when folding and unfolding, so your work or play isn’t interrupted. You can use two apps on the smaller cover screen, and three on the main screen using the split-screen feature.

Users can launch up to 3 supported apps simultaneously and save the layout, so those apps will appear just like that every time you start up the phone.

There are two cool camera features too. Photo-takers can use the Cover screen to show a preview of camera shots to their subjects. Auto framing keeps your subjects centered and in focus, and widens and narrows the view as people enter and leave the scene.

Finally, its larger, 7.6-inch main screen has a 120 Hz refresh rate, which is excellent for gaming.

Galaxy Z Fold 2 Specs-at-a-glance
Operating System Android 10
Dimensions (Folded) 6.26 by 2.67 by 0.6 inches
Dimensions (Unfolded) 6.26 by 5.04 by 0.27 inches
Screen Size (Folded) 6.2 inches
Screen Size (Unfolded) 7.6 inches
Screen Resolution 2260 by 816 pixels (inner); 2208 by 1768 (outer)
Camera (Front) Dual 10-megapixel lenses
Camera (Rear) Triple 12 megapixel lenses
Storage 256 GB
Hardware/chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ 12GB RAM
Battery Size 4500 mAh

Galaxy Z Premier Perks

Galaxy Z Premier is Samsung’s VIP club for foldable phones. The smartphone includes Galaxy Z Concierge, which offers 24/7 support and a discounted screen replacement if you damage it within a year of purchase.

Other benefits include a membership to Founders Card, an organization for entrepreneurs, a prepared meal from a Michelin starred restaurant, access to participating golf and country clubs across the U.S., and more. Samsung continually adds benefits to the program.

Source: https://www.lifewire.com/samsung-galaxy-z-fold-2-5076492

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