What was once a figment of future tech imagination, the launch of foldable phones is just on the horizon. A number of foldable cell phone models are expected to hit the market soon, including popular products from Motorola, Samsung, and Huawei. As this new generation of technology approaches, buyers can prepare for more available inventory than ever from trade-ins.

The Future of Foldable Phones

Motorola Razr 2019

With an expected delivery date at the end of this year, the Motorola Razr 2019 is rumored to be an updated take on the company’s classic foldable cell phone model—a flip phone, but with a foldable screen on the inside. According to a report from LetsGoDigital published by TechRadar.com, the phone is expected to carry a hefty price tag, estimated around $1,600. Surprisingly, this actually places the Motorola Razr 2019 in a mid-tier price bracket when compared to other popular foldable cell phones, partly because the Motorola Razr will likely have a smaller battery and relatively less storage space.

Samsung Galaxy Fold

The Samsung Galaxy Fold debuted in April 2019 (though its actual release date is still TBD) with a 7.3-inch screen, high-end processor, 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage space. Among the more highly anticipated foldable cell phone models, it costs approximately $1,980 but is packed with a triple lens rear camera as well as a high-powered battery that’s split into two sections. When it comes to apps, Samsung reports that its foldable Galaxy phone allows you to run up to three apps (or internet browser windows) side-by-side, making it an ideal option for those who need to multitask. It features a sleek aesthetic, though still somewhat bulky when folded, and is projected to be an industry prototype for future foldable cell phone design.

Huawei Mate X

Open up the Huawei Mate X and you’ll find yourself working on what is essentially an 8-inch tablet. It’s the most expensive foldable cell phone on the market (approximately $2,500) and is originally stocked with 8 GB of RAM and a 512 GB storage drive. The Huawei Mate X has a unique design; when folded, its screen is actually on the outside of the device, not tucked away like other competitor models. 

Mobile Secondary Market 

Did you know the mobile secondary market is currently worth $25 billion and growing faster than the primary market? Or that the average cell phone will be used by 2-3 people before it is scrapped? If you’re a savvy entrepreneur who is starting a new business buying and selling refurbished used electronics or just looking to grow your resale business, we’ve got you covered. As the world’s largest network of B2B marketplaces for returned, overstock, and trade-in mobile devices, B-Stock connects you with mobile devices from major wireless manufacturers, carriers, dealers, and buyback companies. Millions of phones and accessories, across all brands, models, conditions, and quantities are sold monthly; and with foldable phones in the foreseeable future, we expect inventory available to grow even more. 

Our mobile marketplaces offer inventory from the most in-demand smartphone models, like the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9. And if you’re an R2 Certified buyer, B-Stock even has additional exclusive inventory just for you. Check out our mobile marketplaces to begin your buying journey! 

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