Here Are 9 Foldable Smartphones To Keep An Eye Out For In 2023

Looking for a foldable smartphone? Here's a list of new and soon-to-be-launched models.

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1. Honor Magic Vs

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Image via Gadget Match

Release info: Launched in Malaysia, priced at RM5,999

The Honor Magic Vs is the brand's first foldable smartphone, and comes with an innovative hinge design, eliminating unnecessary gaps often found in other foldable devices. It features a Snapdragon 8 Gen Plus 1 processor, a 5,000mAh battery, and 66W fast charging, along with 12GB RAM and 512GB of storage.

2. Motorola Razr 2023

Leaked renders of the Ultra version of the Motorola Razr 2023

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Leaked renders of the Lite version of the Motorola Razr 2023

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Release info: Rumoured to launch in June 2023, priced at €1,200 (RM5,882)

Back in 2020, Motorola brought back its iconic Razr brand, making it one of the early pioneers in the foldable smartphone market. According to leaks by seasoned tipsters Evan Blass and Steve H.McFly (also known as OnLeaks), the Motorola Razr 2023 may offer two variations — Ultra and Lite.

While other specs are still unknown, recent photo leaks by Blass showcased the Motorola Razr 2023 with a customisable 3.5-inch outer screen, which allows users to personalise their fonts, layout, and even sounds.

3. OPPO Find N2 Flip

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Image via OPPO

Release info: Launched in Malaysia, priced at RM3,999

What's cool about the Find N2 Flip is that it features a new-gen Flexicon hinge for an almost invisible crease line and seamless viewing. Besides that, the cover display boasts a 3.26-inch AMOLED screen, which can show up to six notifications at once. The device's built-in fingerprint sensor also makes it easy and secure to unlock the device.

The pocket-sized phone weights 191g and comes in two colours — Moonlit Purple and Astral Black.

4. OnePlus V Fold

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Release info: Rumoured to launch Q3 2023, price to be confirmed

OnePlus will likely be introducing at least one flagship foldable device later this year. While OnePlus hasn't officially shared any details, the company teased the upcoming smartphone by giving a sneak peak of its hinge mechanism at its OnePlus 11 launch event earlier this year. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau also recently took to Twitter to showcase a hinge, seemingly alluding to the foldable device.

Dubbed the OnePlus V Fold, it will likely follow a similar design language as the Oppo Find N2, while introducing some minor improvements. In other leaks, OnePlus may also be working on another, more compact foldable smartphone, the OnePlus V Flip.

5. Google Pixel Fold

Release info: To be announced on 10 May, estimated priced from USD1,700 (RM7,585)

After months of speculation and leaked images, we are close to seeing the Google Pixel Fold, after a report by CNBC revealed the tech giant's plan to announce the phone on 10 May. Based on documents from the company, the Google Pixel Fold will be water-resistant and pocket-sized, with an 5.8-inch outer screen that opens like a book to reveal a 7.6-inch screen.

It will weigh 283g and have a large battery that can last for 24 hours. The Pixel Fold is also powered by Google's Tensor G2 chip, which is the same processor found in the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.

6. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5

Release info: Rumoured to launch in late July 2023, estimated price from USD1,799 (RM8,023)

According to Smartprix in association with OnLeaks, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 will look similar to its predecessor. However, it will adopt a waterdrop-style hinge to allow the device to fold shut with no gaps.

The Galaxy Z Fold5 will sport a 7.6-inch AMOLED display, with a 6.2-inch external panel that boasts a 120Hz refresh rate. It will likely be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 SoC, as well as a triple rear camera setup that can capture 8K videos at 30fps. The foldable smartphone will also have IPX8 water resistance and extra protection with Gorilla Glass Victus 2.

7. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5

Release info: Rumoured to launch in late July 2023, estimated price from USD999 (RM4,456)

Based on latest renders provided by OnLeaks and Media Peanut, The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 will feature a revamped outer display that spans across the majority of the top half, leaving just a notch for the cameras. This corroborates with previous information by tipster Ice Universe.

Besides the change in design, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 is expected to have a 3.4-inch cover display, 6.7-inch main display, along with a dual rear camera setup.

8. vivo X Fold2

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Image via GSM Arena

Release info: Launched in China, priced from CNY8,999 (RM5,807)

One of the latest foldable smartphones to be launched, the vivo X Fold2 is the brand's second generation folding phone offering a reworked hinge, improved chipset, new cameras, and 120W wired charging. It comes with a 6.53-inch AMOLED cover screen and 8.03-inch E6 AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate.

The X Fold2's triple camera setup includes a 50MP main camera with Zeiss T coating on the lens, along with a 12MP ultrawide camera and 12MP portrait lens with up to 20x digital zoom. Thanks to OriginOS 3, the foldable smartphone features a taskbar for easy multitasking, a remote PC control feature, and adaptable UI in certain apps when the hinge is at a certain angle.

9. vivo X Flip

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Image via GSM Arena

Release info: Launched in China, priced from CNY5,999 (RM3,870)

The vivo X Flip is the tech brand's first clamshell foldable smartphone. It features a 3-inch AMOLED cover display that can be used for texting, map navigation, and social media. The main 6.74-inch LTPO AMOLED screen offers FHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate.

Besides that, the X Flip offers a 32MP front facing camera and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. One cool thing about the phone is that it can be propped flat on a table, allowing you to adjust the hinge for the perfect hands-free selfie. The X Flip also has a 50MP Sony IMX866V main camera coupled with a 12MP ultrawide module.

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