Are you getting a foldable phone or betting on a classic design this year?

Are you getting a foldable phone or betting on a classic design this year?
Well, it's 2020 and the future is here. We may not have hovering skateboards but we sure have foldable phones. Now, their launch was a bit... rocky back in 2019, but it seems that we are about to start getting some viable options in 2020.

For one, the Motorola Razr (2019) is actually a real thing that is already shipping to customers. Then, we have the Galaxy Z Flip, which will be a similar form factor. We also hear a lot about a Galaxy Fold 2, which will supposedly learn from its predecessor's mistakes and come out twice as strong. And who knows who else is prepping a foldable device? The Huawei Mate X sure is still on the back of our minds.

Point being, in 2020, you will actually be able to go out and buy a foldable phone. Yeah, they are still a bit pricey, but judging by the prices that regular flagships are about to ask... foldable phones suddenly don't look insanely expensive.

That said, will you be looking to buy a foldable smartphone this year? Or are you betting on the classic build in 2020 and keeping your ear to the ground for future updates?

What are you going for in 2020: foldable phone or betting on the soap bar?

Foldable for me! I can't wait to welcome the future!
Nah, soap bars are where it's at!



25. ECPirate37

Posts: 358; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I've been in China a few weeks. Wanted the Huawei Mate X foldable but no one has it and I didn't want to try to be on a list. So I got the Mate 30 Pro 5G instead. I wish I was here a couple of months later, I'd gotten the P40 Pro Premium. But alas, it was this or nothing. So far, do not notice much difference from my mate 20 Pro. Oh well... Maybe by September, a foldable Mate will come out with the Mate 40 Pro and I'll get it. I get they're stupid expensive, but I love playing with new phones. And looking at the S20+, I am looking forward to the Note 20+.

23. AlienKiss

Posts: 356; Member since: May 21, 2019

Hey PhoneArena, are you sure you didn't rigg this voting poll? I wanted to press on No, but the vote button stays gray. If I touch the Yes button the vote button magically turns blue! You got caught!

21. TS020

Posts: 76; Member since: Feb 16, 2019

Foldable will be my next phone, but I'm still running a Galaxy Note 3 as a daily with an LG G6 waiting to replace it. Will probably buy a 2021 clamshell in 2022 when they get superseded and the price gets cut.

20. asirfaysal

Posts: 108; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

Still waiting for the curved displays to go away


Posts: 171; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

price is the deal breaker and unrealistic.

18. gadgetpower

Posts: 333; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

Until apple makes one, then I’m on board.

16. odachek

Posts: 139; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Need to be commercially affordable or else you won't see people using it as a trendy smartphone form factor.

13. middlehead

Posts: 486; Member since: May 12, 2014

You phrased this poll stupidly to try to skew results and still lost. Excellent work.

14. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 797; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

They don't sell phones. What did they lose?

24. AlienKiss

Posts: 356; Member since: May 21, 2019

Read my other post.. No 23

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

512 gig iPhone 12 Pro Max for me.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 23075; Member since: May 28, 2014

I may upgrade my 11 Pro Max if the 12 Pro Max has enough in it to warrant an upgrade to me. I’m looking to stick with iPhones now as either my primarily or secondary smartphone for the foreseeable future.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Based on how good the current Pro Max is, and the features I know Apple will keep exclusively for the iPad, I see no reason I won’t buy one. I also want that 512 gigs, for the extra high rez recording I’ll be doing.

10. MsPooks

Posts: 363; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

Duo or Fold 2 for me, depending on what we actually get.


Posts: 495; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Going to ride with my current phone until it gives out or until companies come to reality with their pricing.

7. surethom

Posts: 1771; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Most wont even consider a fordable until at least 2023 once they get more reliable, even then i dont see myself purchasing one.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 23075; Member since: May 28, 2014

Looking forward to Microsoft’s take on foldable phones, the Surface Duo. I need to lean a few more things about it, but if it ticks the right boxes it’s a definite buy for me.

6. Sparkxster

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I'm waiting on that one as well wish both screens were more bezelless but if Microsoft nails everything with the Duo it will be a must buy.

8. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2574; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I was going to say I am very curious about the Surface Duo, but I’m guessing this article was more about actual folding glass/plastic screen phones. The Surface could be the first Microsoft product I pick up in years.

11. hemedans

Posts: 763; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

Me too man, i want to farm games while i do other things. I really enjoyed Nintendo 2ds too. Wish someone like Asus will use that idea and optimized it for gaming, not office.

4. j_grouchy

Posts: 193; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

Dear lord, no way I'll buy a folding phone. The tech and durability has a long way to go before it wins me over.

3. Locked-n-Loaded

Posts: 135; Member since: Sep 13, 2019

Foldable clamshell is 100% where it's at for me.. BUT I'm likely passing on the 1st versions. RAZR is too under spec for the $$$ and the Z Fold has a lame outter screen. I'll consider gen 2 of each when they take what they've learned from gen 1 and improve the next version but right now I'm going to pass and probably go for the S 20

1. mcdanielvzw

Posts: 60; Member since: Nov 10, 2016

As long as battery life and phone/screen quality is there, I don't see why not. I'd love a halfsize phone to replace my Note. The Samsung version may be too bulky, we'll see.

2. Neoberry99

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 30, 2015

I would if I could afford it.

22. CrapGame

Posts: 58; Member since: Nov 29, 2019

I would too but the batteries are too small for now. Design wise the Razr and Samsung are better than the Fold with the Samsung being best of all. Oh and those prices!

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