As soon as I picked up the iPhone back in 2007, I knew that the
future of the smartphone had arrived. I feel the same way about
the Galaxy Z Flip.
When I flipped it open for the first time, the Galaxy Z Flip was
as much of a revelation as the first time I slid my finger to
unlock the original iPhone. The other folding phones I’ve used
from Huawei, Royale, and Samsung have all felt a little off,
almost like they were movie props meant to look like futuristic
phones. From the plastic screens to the uncertain form factors,
folding phones might be wow-worthy, but they haven’t felt like the
kind of product that could change the way we think about
I have little doubt that good foldables are in our collective future. Somewhere between today’s technology and something like the phone-to-tablet foldables on Westworld, we might look back on unfoldable phones as archaic and bulky.