Let’s admit it! You had a flip phone once in your life!
Back in the days where touchscreen phones aren’t a thing, flip phones are the hot trend when it comes to cellphones.
Okay… So, we all remember flip phones. Have you ever imagined touchscreen flip phones?
There’s an era where it’s such a big thing. Furthermore, if you are one of those boring people who haven’t had one, I’m 100% sure you’ve already seen one.
What’s silly is… Flip phones back then didn’t even have half as many features as smartphones today, like the internet or touchscreens.
But… What if they did? Wouldn’t they be the greatest phones ever?
Luckily, the world is changing. Thanks to technology!
These devices are making a great comeback, as touchscreen flip phones. And, we’re just as excited as you are!
So let’s see together what great touchscreen flip phones there are on the market today and what featured they pack.
The Best Touchscreen Flip Phones
The Best Foldable Smartphones
Best Touchscreen Flip Phones
This phone is a crossover between flip phones and foldable smartphones. The only difference is that, if foldable devices are to be used in landscape mode, this is a portrait mode smartphone. The specifications are very similar to a regular smartphone, except for the below-average battery, of just 2730mAh.
- Android 9.0
- 6.18 inches, AMOLED, 1440 x 3040 px
- CPU Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz & 6×1.7 GHz )
- GPU Adreno 616
While the specifications did not really impress us, perhaps this is a more exotic phone – what it doesn’t have in specifications, it has in the fact that it is a flip phone – meaning that it is smaller, more portable and easier to use. If you’re a nostalgic over flip phones, but also want the usual specifications that you’d find in a regular phone, you should check out this device after it is released in 2020. If you want to find out more about this phone, we suggest we recommend you read our article on Motorola Razr V4.
The Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 comes with a bit outdated specifications – it even has a removable battery, something that is rarely found in newer smartphones. This a touchscreen flip phone for nostalgics, that do not necessarily care for the newest specifications, but are interested more in the flip design.
- Android 6.0
- 3.8 inches, 480×800 px
- CPU Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
- GPU Adreno 308
This phone has a very elegant look, you’re sure to turn heads with this device. However, specifications-wise, this phone is nowhere near special. If you are looking for an elegant looking phone, with moderate power, but perfect for daily activities, this phone is for you.
There were more models of touchscreen flip phones over time, but they were discontinued. Unfortunately, this type of devices didn’t get too much spotlight yet, but with models like the Motorola Razer V4, they are sure to become more and more popular in time.
Best Foldable Smartphones
We know that the title of this article is Best Touchscreen Flip Phones, but if you think about it, foldable phones are just landscape flip phones, right? Since they have the same properties, purpose, and features, we included them in this article.
Most of the phones in this category are yet to be released, but we are really excited for them and we want to tell you about them, as well!
The release of this smartphone has been a bit of a rocky road, with leaks and design faults. However, Samsung seems to have solved its issues and launched it in Korea in September 2019. If you want to know more about the phone and its release, we suggest you read our article on the Samsung Galaxy Fold.
- 7.3-inch display when extended, and 4.58 inches when folded in half
- 2 batteries with 2190 mAh
- 12GB of RAM, 512 GB of Storage
This is the second foldable phone released on the market, but perhaps the most popular. The device has been designed to withstand at least 200,000 folds and unfolds, so you don’t have to worry about it breaking up after a few uses. It is an exciting piece of technology, finally breaking the mold of the simple rectangle smartphone that we are all used to.
2. Xiaomi Mi MIX Flex
There isn’t much information available about this device, except speculations and a video of the President of the company, Bin Lin using the prototype on Twitter. Nevertheless, the prototype seems to be very promising – a device that is tablet-like, foldable from the sides, in both directions. Sounds pretty good, right?
This device is mostly a declaration from Xiaomy that the company is entering the folding smartphones productions after many well-known brands have also decided to enter it.
What is different with this foldable smartphone is that the screen folds around the exterior, rather than like a book, similar to other foldable phones. This device can be folded to half its size, turning from a tablet into a smartphone in the blink of an eye.
If you want to know more about the device and compare it to the Samsung Galaxy Fold, you should check out our Huawei Mate X Launch article.
There are many other tech giants that have decided to step into the world of foldable devices. Companies like Intel, Microsoft, Motorola, and even Blackberry are rumoured to produce a foldable smartphone shortly. What a time to be alive!
What is the first flip phone that was ever made?
The first flip phone ever made was Motorola’s StarTac.
When are flip phones invented?
The Motorola StarTAC was invented in 1996 and was the first flip phone.
Who released the first flip phone?
Motorola had a huge technological breakthrough when they released the StarTAC, which is the first flip phone ever made.
Touchscreen Flip Phones – Unfolding the future
Whenever we say flip phones, we think of the past, back when phones were just for texting and calling, not the mini-computers they are today. But the concept prevailed today, and we can find touchscreen flip phones – for the nostalgics, or the futuristic foldable phones, that will invade the market in the next couple of years.
Related: Sony Rollable Smartphone
What do you prefer? Flip phones or foldable? Don’t hesitate to share your opinion below in the comments!