Foldable phone concept has already been unveiled at Samsung Developer Conference and these futuristic devices are expected to be mass produced quite soon. If Samsung has done it, it’s likely that other mobile phone manufacturers will also be looking to tap this market. There’s huge potential as flexible display market is currently valued at around $2 billion. This is expected to increase 4 times to $8 billion by 2022.
Samsung has named its foldable device as Infinity Flex Display that utilizes a host of advanced materials such as composite polymer and ultra-thin display screen. Samsung foldable phone can be folded and unfolded hundreds of thousands of times without causing any damage to the screen or the phone.
So, what exactly can you do with a foldable phone? Will it be useful in everyday life? Well, to answer such questions, let’s take a look at some cool things you can do with foldable phones.
Mobile and tablet in the same device: Foldable phones will bridge the gap between mobile phones and tablets. When folded, you can use them as any ordinary phone. When unfolded, the screen size will almost double, effectively transforming into a tablet. So, things that you do on a tablet can easily be done with a foldable phone. In one instance, you are checking messages with the screen folded and then you unfold the phone to watch videos or read newspapers or magazines. As of now, you will need a mobile phone and a tablet to achieve such tasks.
Open multiple apps: Tired of switching from one app to another? Foldable phones can be useful, as they will allow multiple apps to work simultaneously and be displayed on the same screen. This will be very useful in everyday life.
Easy to carry: Carrying a mobile phone is much easier than carrying a tablet. A foldable phone easily fits in your front pocket and you can carry it anywhere you want. This will be very useful during business tours and holidays.
Make a style statement: A foldable phone would be a good way to make a style statement. Just like iPhones, foldable phones could become the new currency of style and sophistication.
Made using advanced materials, foldable phones are expected to be more durable than existing mobile phones and tablets. They will allow new possibilities in terms of how apps function and are displayed on the screen. Foldable phones can also give rise to an entirely new breed of utility tools and games.