Some of the biggest names in the smartphone industry have gathered at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) to show off their newest products and discuss innovations they are working on.
During this year's event, major Chinese smartphone manufacturers such as Honor Device and Oppo debuted their first foldable handsets in an effort to catch up to competitor Samsung Electronics and revive sales in the stagnant mobile device industry.
In case you missed it, here are this year's Mobile World Congress' foldable smartphone offerings!
Oppo, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, has released Find N2 Flip, its first clamshell foldable smartphone, to the global market. The foldable phone's frame and back are both made of matte glass and polished aluminum. With a 3.26-inch vertical cover display with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 CPU and up to 16GB of RAM. The Find N2 Flip has a 67W fast charger, a 32MP front-facing camera, and a 50MP main camera.
Chinese smartphone maker, HONOR, has officially unveiled the HONOR Magic Vs, their second foldable smartphone at the MWC 2023. It has a 7.9-inch 21:9 aspect ratio Full HD+ (90Hz) OLED display on the inside and a 6.45-inch FHD+ (120Hz) AMOLED display on the outside. The screen-to-body ratio is 90%.
Both displays include 1920Hz PWM Dimming technology to decrease screen flickering, and Dynamic Dimming, Circadian Night Display effectively eliminates the negative effects of blue light. The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Processor and 12GB of RAM are featured. The device operates on MagicOS 7.1, an Android 13-based operating system.
Lenovo-owned Motorola released the Rizr three years after the launch of its wildly successful Razr phone. The Rizr's display slides up to show a real keyboard, setting it apart from other devices with similar form factors.
The Motorola Rizr is only five inches tall when not in landscape mode, but its POLED display extends around two-thirds of the back to serve as a secondary screen. Screen size is increased from 5.5 inches to 6.5 inches through a mechanical mechanism activated by double-tapping the power button, reported by The Verge.
Wow! Think I've found my favourite gadget at #MWC23 before it even starts. This concept rollable is really impressive and @Moto was confident enough to let us have hands-on time. Interesting to watch the road to commercialisation on this one... pic.twitter.com/EDgkWsOm1t— Ben Wood (@benwood) February 26, 2023
At MWC 2023, TECNO announced its first foldable phone, the Phantom V Fold. The company claims that the 7.85-inch 2K+ foldable 10-120Hz LTPO AMOLED panel, which boasts an 8:7 aspect ratio and a screen-to-body ratio of 90%, is almost crease-free. A 21:9 aspect ratio, 91% screen-to-body LTPO AMOLED display measuring 6.42 inches in diagonal size is included.
The innovative drop-shaped hinge is made of aerospace-grade materials and has fixed-axis rotate and slide technology, as well as a reverse snap structure that was created in-house to eliminate the need for any folding wrinkles.
The first foldable smartphone from OnePlus will also debut in 2023. After showing off a liquid-cooled prototype OnePlus 11 at MWC 2023, COO Kinder Liu stated the firm will launch its first foldable phone in the second half this year. He also confirmed that the phone will be a flagship model, just like the company's previous best-sellers.
According to TechCrunch, he went on to say that the lack of a foldable phone release by the firm over the previous few years was deliberate: they wanted to make sure they release the best one.