Hello Mi Fans,
How are you doing today? Today I will discuss with you the latest technological trend of folding devices. Foldable phones are without a doubt a technological marvel. While sci-fi movies might have convinced us that foldable displays were an obvious evolution, it’s absolutely mind-blowing that we have functional folding devices with beautiful OLED displays in our hands today. And it’s not just the foldable screen that’s impressive. Beneath the surface, the hinges on both smartphones are stunning pieces of engineering, not to mention the powerful specs we’ve grown accustomed to.
Are foldable phones solution to an actual issue?
Some geeks and early adopters among us, with $2000 in the pocket may want to jump on the first-generation devices from Huawei and Samsung. Foldable is a killer product category–in theory–and they’re definitely the flaunt-worthy. But are foldable a solution to an actual problem?
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Much of the software showcased on the Galaxy Fold and Mate X has been underwhelming as yet. You get a bigger display, and that’s that. More map data, larger photos, and more screen estate while browsing the web.
Multitasking with three apps isn’t a massive leap, really, and mostly looks clunky. With the almost square aspect ratio displays, most videos–a big selling point of a larger display—will play letterboxed to almost the same size as many larger smartphones in the market today.Google took years to make Android workable on tablets, and this new form factor will probably need platform updates, and extensive software tinkering by OEMs before it truly offers a compelling experience. That’s one reason the Galaxy Fold and the Mate X weren’t handed out to media for an extended time at MWC.
Samsung and Huawei rushed to be the first to the finish line with a foldable device while setting the groundwork for iterative improvements down the line.
While the build quality on Mate X looks solid, there is a bump in the display above the hinge. Many suspect this bump will only become more pronounced. Like anything you fold and refold repeatedly, it will degrade. Also, hinges could loosen up over time like most products with hinges, including laptops, do.
Foldable phones won't be limited to the phone-to-tablet form factor.
Outside of the Android ecosystem, Microsoft has been working on adapting Windows 10 for its rumoured Andromeda foldable device. Foldable Windows devices will follow closely this from manufacturers including Lenovo and Dell.
The last word
They don’t want to dismiss this innovation, but they would also be wary of calling it a new dawn for smartphones. Innovation in smartphones has reached a plateau, and it’s admirable to see brands forge a new path. It’s what happens next that determines how far we go with Foldable.
If you have any question about foldable devices, ask me :D