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Flip phones, like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, have thus far been a fun gimmick but difficult to sell due to their limited use when closed.
Flip phones often have a strip of screen that’s helpful for alerts but not much else, unlike larger foldables like the Pixel Fold and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 that function like a conventional phone when folded. To put it another way, you must complete a further step before using your phone as a phone.
With a sizable 3.5-inch external touchscreen, the next Motorola Razr 2023 may change that, as we have already heard. But thanks to leaked images and video from the dependable leaker Evan Blass, we now have a notion of how the corporation plans for us to make use of this larger display.
Blass’ video appears to be promotional material for the phone’s impending June 1 unveiling. It features the phone’s cover display running apps and games as well as a full keyboard that pops up to allow users to react to messages without unfolding.
The video demonstrates how the phone can switch between these fluidly without having to unfold. The owner begins by watching a TikTok stream, then switches to a marble rolling game. After that, a notification arrives, and when you hit the “reply” request, an on-screen keyboard shows up. The contact then sends a link to a map, which when clicked, displays in full screen. Without even picking up the phone, this entire exchange takes place.
The promotional photographs scattered throughout this article demonstrate how useful flip phones are even today for taking selfies and making video chats. You can converse hands-free while holding the phone upright thanks to the screen-enhanced, improved rear camera, and you can also capture much more detailed selfies than with most other phones thanks to this feature.
All of this seems very promising, but even while it’s a significant improvement over the Galaxy Z Flip 4, the future Flip 5 is expected to provide a similar experience with Samsung also increasing the cover screen to a more practical 3.4 inches.
All of this increases the allure of flip phones, so long as it doesn’t compromise battery life. In our endurance testing, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 only lasted eight hours and 33 minutes, a significant improvement over the five hours and thirty-three minutes the Galaxy Z Flip 3 managed, but not one we’d like to see hit any harder.
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The conflict between this year’s flip phones should start to take shape very soon. On June 1, Motorola will introduce its newest Razr, which Blass claims is called the Razr Plus in the United States but the Razr 40 Ultra in the rest of the globe. Meanwhile, the rumors suggest that Samsung will reveal its foldable phone during an Unpacked event in late July.