Impressions were mixed when the first foldable phones came to market. Some thought it was a passing fashion, and some thought it was phoned from the future. Their prices will still be very high at around $3,000 USD! But the reality is changing now, especially with Samsung’s next Unpacked event approaching.
This market has changed a lot. The prices of these devices have been reduced by about half, and with this reduction, the performance and reliability have been improved. This is with the emergence of different forms and categories of these devices.
It is hoped that these phones will not replace the current traditional phones any time soon, but they are here to meet. It is the beginning of a new era of smartphones,
The evolution of phones over time
The current look of phones is pretty straightforward. In fact, twenty years ago it was impossible to imagine that smartphones would reach this far. Phones have gone through great stages of development, from being huge in size and with many wires, to being wireless, but also very huge, to very traditional phones from Nokia and others in the early 2000s.
Phones have now arrived, apart from foldable, in a mature and integrated form. It includes huge touch screens, wireless internet connection, and support for running thousands of applications and games..and more. Over the course of their lifetime, cell phones have changed a lot, but one factor that hasn’t changed is the concept of what they look like.
Whether the screens are bigger or smaller, the phone comes with or without buttons, it comes with a pop-up camera or not, all mobile phones are close to each other in terms of shape. But what broke this rule is the foldable devices, because it is simply a tablet – in theory – foldable to turn into a smaller smartphone, and then back again to the larger size, according to the user’s desire.
The reality of foldable phones and their future
The normal user needs large screens in their daily life. Whether screens for work, play, study, or other tasks. But the challenge is: How are you going to carry that big screen with you? The delegation came to foldable phones to solve this problem. It allows you to easily carry this large screen in your pocket.
Smartphones are now taken as the primary means of entertainment and productivity, to watch a movie, read a writer, or even write an article, but these devices usually fail in their task because of their small screens, whether small in terms of size or dimensions, a problem that this new type of solution solves phones.
Simply put, foldable devices, most notably the Galaxy Z Fold, can be described as tablets convertible to smartphones, and the original here is the big screen, so its name is “foldable phones” and not “individual phones”!
The future of these phones is really bright, we can describe it as the future of this industry, especially after numerous reports that Google, Apple, and many others are currently working on their foldable phones, and if development continues and the idea spreads, prices will definitely drop.
Samsung and its foldable phones
Samsung is the most prominent company in this market, and its next phone, the Galaxy Z Fold 3, is expected to come with many improvements compared to the current generation, including – according to the leaks – pen support, camera support at the bottom of the screen and more.
With the presence of the pen, the phone will achieve two main points, the first is to raise productivity to its maximum possible, and the second point is to replace the Galaxy Note series, which will be absent from us for the first time this year.
On the other hand, if you don’t care much about productivity and entertainment and want a phone as small as possible and in the cutest shape possible, Samsung also made the Galaxy Z Flip, which is a phone the size of a normal phone and folds into a square shape, no direct use, but nice.