It has been a revelatory week for foldable phones.
By Jay McGregor
We got a glimpse of both Motorola’s upcoming Razr thanks to habitual leaker Evan Blass and Samsung showed off some new foldable phone concepts, which could be our first look at the Galaxy Fold 2.
One clear takeaway is that Samsung is working on a new flip-up device, which could be bad news for Motorola. I’ve said a fair few times that Motorola’s flip-up shape makes the most sense for a foldable phone.
It’s ergonomic, reduces phone size and it’s a familiar design that people will instantly recognise. Don’t discount the power of the warming embrace of something recognisable and nostalgic.
It’s also the one advantage Motorola’s upcoming Razr has over the current Samsung foldable flagship. Not any more, it seems.
Samsung is in the top tier for smartphone camera ability, performance, display and battery life. Plus, there’s a good chance the Korean company will bring the price of the Fold down. Motorola’s new Razr may have an uphill battle to compete against the Fold 2.
But what can it do to see-off Samsung’s competition? More