Everything You Need To Know About Foldable Phones: An FAQ Guide

What are foldable phone screens made of?

Foldable phone screens usually use either plastic or ultra-thin glass for their display.

Most foldable phone screens are made of a polymer plastic called polyimide. However, manufacturers have recently started to adopt Ultra Thin Glass (UTG)

Ultra Thin Glass is more durable and premium than Plastic. The latest Samsung Z Flip and Z Fold phones use UTG.

Who made the first foldable phone?

In 2018, a Chinese startup company called Royole unveiled the Royole Flexpai, the first smartphone with a foldable screen. The Flexpai has a single screen that can be used as a phone or folded out to a 7.8-inch tablet.

Are foldable phones popular?

According to Counterpoint Research’s latest foldable smartphone forecast, the global foldable smartphone market will grow 73% this year, from 9 million units sold last year to 16 million. While it’s a tiny fraction of overall smartphone sales worldwide, it’s an enormous rate of growth.

When will Foldable phones be affordable?

Since the foldable industry is relatively new, it will take a few more years for foldable phones to be more affordable.
According to various reports, the price of foldable phones is expected to drop to a more affordable range by 2025.

Are foldable phones the future?

At the current pace, Foldable phones sure do seem like the future. As they get slimmer and more durable, foldable phones will eventually replace tablets, and maybe even small laptops.

Will foldable phones take off?

Foldable phones have already taken off, and with constant upgrade and innovation to the present generation, they will become even more popular.

Foldable Phone Prices

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 price: around $1800
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 price: around $900
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 price: around $1600
Oppo Find N price: around $1550

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  • Asgar, co-founder and editor at The Interlude, is currently a med school student and constantly testing the limits of the human spirit.

Asgar Azwad

Asgar, co-founder and editor at The Interlude, is currently a med school student and constantly testing the limits of the human spirit.

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