Future Smartphone Market Set to Take a More Flexible Approach

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By David McQueen | 1Q 2019 | IN-5413


Flexible and Foldable Smartphones Debut at MWC


Royole’s FlexiPai, the first smartphone to be truly identified as foldable, came to market in November 2018 and paved the way for a whole host of vendors set to venture into the foldable phone category. Now that Samsung has also announced its foldable Galaxy Fold and Huawei showed its Mate X at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC), more smartphone vendors are gearing up to debut foldable devices over the coming months and foldable smartphones look set to be a major trend for 2019.

Who's Heading the Queue for Flexible Smartphones?


From clamshell to bar shapes, QWERTY to curved keyboards, and the use of 3D displays and dual screens, over the years, smartphones have had many design and form factor variations foisted upon them.The lack of smartphones with a foldable display today can be attributed to the complex manufacturing processes involved in making them and the requirement of the devices to be able to withstand the wear and tear of everyday use. However, with …

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