Galaxy Fold vs Moto RAZR vs Mate X prices and release date tipped, a fall battle of the foldables

Galaxy Fold vs Moto RAZR vs Mate X prices and release date tipped, a fall battle of the foldables
The more you try to escape the inevitability of folding handsets, the more they get you, resurrecting from the ashes of their long passed release dates in the spring. A Korean business publication claims that in the second half of the year we will witness not one, not two, but three foldable phones clashing for supremacy with different design concepts and price points.

Samsung Galaxy Fold release date

And when we say different designs we mean three completely separate approaches to making a phone that folds around its bendable display. First in line will be the Galaxy Fold, of course, with its vertical in-folding design, and the report says the final release date is set for September 18. 

Then comes Huawei's Mate X which is waiting to be greenlit as a 5G device already but the release is in flux as we don't know what will happen with the White House's stay on the ban of US companies doing business with Huawei. If it continues after the three months stay passed in mid-August, the release may be postponed until the trade war smoke with China clears up.

Foldable Motorola RAZR price

Last but not least, there will be a foldable Motorola RAZR indeed, claims the report, and there is no other handset more suitable for the bendy treatment than the ultrapopular clamshell of yesteryear. That one will have the smallest screen of the three, at 6.5 inches, the most logical bend - around a horizontal axis - and the lowest price of about $1500. 

The Galaxy Fold is expected to cost just short of $2000 again, with the 5G version going for more, while the Mate X that will ship with 5G modem from the get-go is pegged at 2299 EUR.

Needless to say, we are most excited about the foldable RAZR, as we've seen and probed the other two, plus our readers have spoken and polled its foldable clamshell design as the most desirable of the three. Look no further than Sharp's foldable screen phone concept for an idea how a foldable RAZR could look like.

Related phones

Galaxy Fold
  • Display 7.3" 1536 x 2152 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 4380 mAh(32h 3G talk time)
Mate X
  • Display 8.0" 2200 x 2480 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin 980, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4500 mAh



1. foreverNOOB

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

Sharp?? I didn't see any Sharp's foldable phone mentioned anywhere, Only Samsung's, Huawei's and Moto's.

2. Vyshak75

Posts: 82; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

And yet they are voting...

3. geordie8t1

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

If its foldable, I would like a slightly wider and bigger display in the clamshell design fold, im thinking bezel less 7.5" perhaps slap a teardrop front camera in and its a fab media device but the size of a 4" device of yesteryear

4. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

You wish! It has a small screen outside. It has big weird notch inside. It has a cheap plastic screen. But it has a premium price.

5. magnaroader

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 25, 2016

Everyone forgot Xiaomi also has a foldable phone coming out?

6. LiveFaith

Posts: 493; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Love the "compact phone" concept of the Moto clamshell. Being able to have a tiny pocketable phone w a 6.5"+- display is very appealing to me. If Moto can pull off something as slick as the original razr, then the instantly be back in the game! Also interested in the "phone that becomes a tablet" concept. But a squarish screen dulls the effect a bit.

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