Samsung's new clamshell foldable shines in slick new renders

Samsung teases clamshell-style foldable phone concept.

Published Thu, Oct 31 2019 11:20 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:46 AM CST

Samsung recently shared some concepts of its clamshell-style foldable smartphone, something that gives me some serious old-but-new Motorola Razr vibes, just before Motorola unveils its new... well, Razr that pretty much looks like Samsung's new concept.

There are no firm plans for a global launch of this concept phone just yet, with Samsung saying at its annual Developer Conference that this is a preview of a vertically folding, clamshell-style form factor. Samsung is just toying around with the idea right now, but it did show off a demo of a user recording video in full screen, and then creating a split view with more controls when folded 90 degrees. Slick.

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Samsung might not ever release this clamshell-style phone, but with the Moto Razr about to make a big come back it wouldn't surprise me to see Samsung extend their Galaxy range into this design. As an original Razr owner, I'd love to see it happen.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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