Is the foldable smartphone for me?

Posted on Feb 21, 2019

I am struggling to find a use case for Samsung’s Galaxy Fold design. I can only see it really functional as a bigger screen for viewing videos. App developers will need to target this form factor in order to take advantage of the unfolded screen. Not only this, it is way thicker as well.

Will Google release the next Android with support for this form factor? Frankly, the Samsung Dex has far more better use cases than this one.

IMHO, Samsung should have waited for Google to release full design compatibility in Android’s next release. With Google, Samsung could have demoed a whole lot of applications that take advantage of this form factor.

Apple is rumoured to be tinkering with the same form factor – but in contrast, Apple does not release a new form factor without a compelling application that takes advantage of it.