Although you have to scrounge to find a modern handset that isn't shaped like a shingle, Samsung and LG have continued making limited quantities of Android flip phones for select Asian countries. Still, the industry is clearly thirsting for change, at least in theory.
Phone makers have begun experimenting with flexible display and designs that could fold and bend. ZTE rushed forward with the Axon M, which has two interactive screens and opens like a book (or a tablet).
If this thing is real, you'll most likely drool from afar. Samsung's W flip phones are mostly limited to China. And according to rumors that price the phone around $2,000 (which is about £1,520 or AU$2,600), the phone isn't exactly a steal.
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Even if flip phones aren't your thing, Samsung is also reported to be working on phones with foldable displays. So whether it's flip phones or folding phones, we're excited to see phone makers try something different.
Samsung did not respond to a request for comment.
ZTE's Axon M is a flip phone with twice the screens