Samsung Patent Wraparound Display
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Samsung recently had a patent that was filed with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) for an ‘electronic device having multiple of displays and method for controlling the same’ approved. This mobile device with a ‘multi-plane display’ is essentially a smartphone boasting a display on both the front and back that can be used simultaneously. The entire front is all-screen and the display surface extends up top and to about 3/4 of the back. Since the screen is placed in a bracket, it retains its fixed shape, therefore making it a double-sided phone. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.

Motorola Folding RAZR Leak
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New images of an unannounced folding Motorola RAZR smartphone appear to have surfaced, courtesy of SlashLeaks. In addition to the handset, we see a wireless charging station and various accessories. This alleged RAZR V4 is reported to have a $1,500 price tag and folds vertically rather than horizontally like its competition, thus making it even more portable, reminiscent of the company’s old flip phones. Read more for additional pictures and information.

Samsung PlayGalaxy Link

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Samsung recently filed a trademark with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) for PlayGalaxy Link, and many are speculating that this is the name for their new cloud gaming service. The company partnered with Finnish company Hatch, a subsidiary of Rovio Entertainment, and launched a new 5G cloud gaming service in Korea. If this does become a reality, it would take on Apple Arcade and Google Stadia. Read more to see the patent and for additional information.

Nubia Red Magic 3 Gaming Phone

Gaming phones are nothing new, but Nubia’s Red Magic 3 just might be the ultimate, which no only features a “liquid cooling” copper heat pipe, but also a dedicated internal cooling fan that can spin up to 14,000 rpm. The device boasts an IP55 rating as well as its own isolated chamber to ensure liquids and dust don’t sneak in. Other features include a 6.65-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, up to 12GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, DTS:X surround front-facing speakers, and a high-capacity 5,000mAh battery with USB Power Delivery quick charge of up to 27W (QC 4.0 compatible). Read more for a hands-on unboxing video, additional pictures and information.

Oppo F11 Pro Avengers Endgame

To celebrate the release of Marvel’s Avengers Endgame on Friday in India, Oppo launched the limited edition Oppo F11 Pro Avengers Endgame edition smartphone. Sporting a Captain American-inspired space blue finish, a dual rear camera setup in silver with a 48-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor, as well as a Cap-themed protective cover. Other features include: a 6.5-inch IPS LCD, 6GB of RAM, 120GB of internal storage, 16MP front-facing camera, and a Mediatek Helio P70 processor. Read more for an unboxing video and additional information.

Nintendo Mario Kart Tour
Nintendo officially announced today that it will host a closed beta Mario Kart Tour test for Android devices from May 22 to June 4 in the United States and Japan. “The closed beta test is a test of an application under development and is held for customers in order to improve the quality of the game. Furthermore, the number of customers who may participate in this test is limited. If the number of applications exceeds the number of possible participants, we will randomly select the participants,” said Nintendo. Read more for a video, a link to the beta signup and additional information.

Samsung Galaxy Fold Teardown

One Weibo user has managed to get their hands on a Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-production unit and disassembled it to see what’s really inside this folding smartphone. As you might’ve guessed, the inside is quite complex to say the least, with many parts crammed together in a manner that would make it very difficult to repair / replace, or at least by yourself. The hinge features three-point reinforcement and two ribbon cables that connect the phone’s two batteries as well as sending power to the secondary 4.6-inch display. Read more for additional pictures and information.

iPhone Z
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Apple’s rumored to be working on a folding iPhone set for release some time next year, but Russia-based Caviar wanted to give fans some type of idea what a luxury version of that device could look like. Introducing the tri-fold iPhone Z, complete with five different modes: Selfie, Tablet, Laptop, Screen, and Telephone mode. When folded, users can make calls on the 6.6-inch (20: 9 aspect ratio) display, but when opened, a 10.4-inch (3:2 aspect ratio) screen is revealed. Other features include a dual front camera setup with a Face ID dot projector and a rear triple camera system, along with an in-display Touch ID sensor. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.

Samsung Galaxy Fold Display Screen Protector

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Before pre-ordering a Samsung Galaxy Fold, you might want to check out a few pictures and videos of people who accidentally removed a protective layer on the main display that is required for proper function. At first glance, this may appear to be a screen protector of sorts, but as many early reviewers found out, it’s actually some type of protective layer that keeps the folding display functional. Read more for additional videos and pictures.

Sharp Folding Smartphone Display
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Sharp demonstrated one of its new smartphone prototypes that has a vertically-folding display, which means its 6.18-inch AMOLED display can be folded down to make it pocket-sized. The display itself is WQHD+ 1,440×3,040-pixel resolution, and Sharp claims that the screen can withstand being folded more than 300,000 times before wearing out. Unfortunately, no other specifications, pricing or a release date was revealed. Read more for the patent, additional pictures and a video of it in-action.