Whatever side of the argument you’re on concerning foldable phones, you can’t argue that they are coming. Some might say that 2019 is the dawning of the new folding device era. Now that we can bend screen technology the most obvious and first applications are mobile devices. The Huawei foldable phone will be introduced at Mobile World Congress this month, and it joins Samsung, Royole, possibly Motorola, and Microsoft in the fray.
The Huawei foldable phone was already hinted at before, but we get our first, obscure, glimpse at it in a Tweet from Huawei’s Twitter account. The company will not only unveil the Huawei foldable phone, but it also has some big 5G announcements to go with it. Not that 5G is relevant to anyone at the moment, but that is their plan.
While the larger buzz around flexible screens is currently swirling around foldable phones, we’re hoping other applications will soon emerge. These displays could be very useful in industries such as automotive, aviation, signage and display makers, and much more. For now, because smartphones have such a large consumer base, manufacturers are focusing on creating a buzz over the technology, and we will probably see the same tech emerge slowly over other products.
You might not really understand this new technology or how you could benefit from a foldable phone. But the broader mission here is to expose the technology to the mainstream and integrate it into other opportunities. At least, that’s my take on it.
What do you think? Do you think foldable phones will be a thing? Do you think the flexible display tech will emerge in other places? Or is this vaporware? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, or Facebook. You can also comment on our MeWe page by joining the MeWe social network.