Remember the YotaPhone? That wasn’t a foldable device, but it has some similarities with foldable and bendable phones of the future, and that’s the rear-facing e-ink screen.
That’s not to say that we don’t need folding or bendy phones.
Perhaps it’s the single greatest innovation to happen to phones since… well, the last one.
Presumably, at least initially, foldable phones will come at a premium too, soyou’ll probably be paying the extra ‘early adopter‘ tax.
There’s nothing wrong with clamshell phones, and a single screen that folds intwo feels like a more futuristic prospect, but without a genuinely good use forthat extra display real-estate, they can only ever exist in the novelty market.
Perhaps as importantly as what they’ll provide to the phone market is whatthey’ll enable in as-yet unimagined designs for other devices.
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