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LG Transparent Foldable Mobile Phone
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LG Electronics published a USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) patent on April 9, 2019, with the title ‘Mobile Terminal’. This device appears to be a foldable smartphone that sports a flexible transparent display. It appears to be all-screen, as the flexible display can be used on both the front / back and the inside, while a simple movement turns it into a tablet. The phone also features a near bezel-less design that may use a different transparent material. Read more for additional pictures and information.

Samsung Galaxy S10 3D-Printed Fingerprint
Imgur’s “darkshark” managed to fool the Samsung Galaxy S10’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor using just a 3D-printer. Tha’s right, he captured his fingerprint on a wineglass, used Photoshop to clean it up, and then created a model using 3DS Max that was used to extrude the lines in the picture into a 3D version. In the end, it took 13-minutes to print a version of his fingerprint that managed to unlock the smartphone. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.

Lenovo Foldable Smartphone
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Lenovo registered a patent back in September with the Global Design Database of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) that consists of 11 sketches of a foldable smartphone with a flexible hinge. When unfolded, the elongated, near bezel-less screen can be used as normal, and there’s a in the upper middle area. Unlike other folding devices, this one has a second rear display when can be used when the device is folded up. Read more for the patent filing, additional pictures and information.

Nokia X71
HMD Global has just launched the Nokia X71 in Taiwan, and it packs plenty of performance at an affordable price. Featuring a 6.39-inch FHD+ resolution LCD display (19.3:9 aspect ratio), Snapdragon 660 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, 3,500mAh battery, a headphone jack, and a triple-camera system on the rear with Sony Zeiss-certified lenses. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.

Dual-Folding Samsung Galaxy Xiaomi
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Samsung may have a dual-folding Galaxy smartphone in the works, as revealed by their patent filing, and it’s quite similar to the Xiaomi model that was shown earlier this year. Featuring a large flexible screen that can fold twice, as in once expanded, there’s a tablet-sized display, but when folded, the screen remains on the outside. You basically curl the screen around the housing, so that the entire device consists of a display, both the front and rear. Read more for additional pictures and information.

Galaxy Fold Display Test
Apple could be releasing a folding iPhone this year, but Samsung has already beat them to the punch with their Galaxy Fold smartphone, which hits stores on April 26th, priced at $1,980. The one thing most users may worry about is just how durable the display is, and this newly released video aims to put those worries to ease. Simply put, they’ve created special stress test machines that subjected the devices to several rounds of reliability testing. Read more to see how it works.

Huawei P30 Pro

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Huawei held an exclusive launch event today at the Paris Convention Center where the Huawei P30 Pro was unveiled. Featuring an innovative SuperSpectrum Sensor, an optical SuperZoom Lens, a new Time of Flight (ToF) Camera, and enhanced optical and AI image stabilization technology. The P30 Pro achieved a record-high overall DxOMark score of 112, thanks to a new Leica Quad Camera System, including a 40MP main camera with the SuperSpectrum Sensor, a 20MP ultra-wide angle camera, an 8MP telephoto camera, the ToF Camera and a 32MP front camera that takes selfies to a new level. It’s available today, priced from €999 for the 128GB model. Read more for another hands-on video, pictures and additional information.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2

Xiaomi’s Black Shark 2 mobile phone was designed for all-around gaming, complete with Gamepad 2.0 hardware add-on compatibility that connects via Bluetooth and adds 12 buttons, joystick, and touchpad. Featuring an ultra crisp 6.39-inch AMOLED (2340×1080) display with 240 Hz touchscreen polling rate/43.5 ms touch latency, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 SoC, up to 12GB of LPDDR4X memory, 512 GB of UFS 2.1 storage, 48MP / 12 MP dual rear camera setup, and an HDR-enabled 20MP frot-facing camera. Read more for a hands-on video review, additional pictures and information.

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Fold
Set for launch on April 26 in the US, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold features two displays as you may already know; its front cover has a small, 4.6-inch display in the center designed for one-handed use, and when folded open, a 7.3-inch display is revealed. Samsung rated the fold mechanism as supporting up to 200,000 uses. The tablet display sports a large notch in the top-right corner, and is coated with a custom multi-layer laminate instead of glass. A new video has leaked from a manufacturing hub in Vietnam showing the handset running on the AT&T network a full month before its official release.Read more to see the visible seam and additional information.

ZTE Axon S
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Chinese smartphone maker ZTE hasn’t officially announced the Axon S, but its design was leaked on the iF Design World Guide website, revealing some interesting features. Not much is known about what’s powering the handset, but we do know that it features a horizontal slider design that conceals two front cameras and three rear cameras. Other features include: an OLED display with an under-the-screen fingerprint reader and 5G in some markets. Read more for pictures of the leaked ZTE Axon V and additional information.