Today, Samsung announced their new $1980 foldable phone, and it looks pretty amazing. Some of the more remarkable technical achievements are that there is no bezel in the large screen, and the current app switches seamlessly between the folded pocket mode and the larger tablet mode.
If you haven't seen it, you should check out the unveiling video:
The sticker shock is pretty extreme, but normal smartphones are hitting up above $1000 now, and so are high end tablets. Replacing a high end phone and a high end tablet with a high end folding phone might end up saving money, and be pretty convenient to boot.
One of the bigger features they showed off is the ability to have multiple apps on the same screen. This wasn't really that exciting from the standpoint that it doesn't really have anything to do with the foldable phone, but it is kind of a cool feature I guess.
This sort of tight integration with interaction mode between hardware and software was a huge success with the Nintendo switch, so I'm hoping that it will play really well in the phone space as well.
When I first heard about this I felt like it was a solution in need of a problem, but with the Galaxy Fold and seeing how well executed it is (or at least it seems)... I think it might be worth considering when the current phone kicks the bucket.
What do you think? Would you buy a folding phone?