Feb 28th, 2019

Foldable devices like the Samsung Galaxy Fold seek to combine the portability of a smartphone with the functionality of a tablet. This creates some very interesting questions as to how we should use them. Should we be treating the different modes as separate from each other, or is there a seamless way to blend them together?

Samsung has recently published a cute infomercial that shows us some of the possible uses of the Galaxy Fold. In the video, some of the interesting uses of the phone include using mapping applications on it. For example, users could launch a mapping application in smartphone mode, but then unfold their handset where the app automatically expands to fill up the entire screen, giving users more context on their location.

Another possible use as demonstrated in the video shows how it can be used for productivity, where you could be on a video call with a colleague where thanks to the larger display, you can not only see them, but you could pull up files like spreadsheets and documents so that you have a better idea of what they could be talking about.

These are just some of the ways Samsung has suggested that we can use the phone. On paper, it does sound fantastic, but as we have said in the past, whether or not this will become a new standard in smartphones or if it could simply be mere novelty still remains to be seen. For now, we reckon that the price tag of $1,980 is a bit too high for most people to take a chance on technology that has yet to be proven.

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