After a five-month delay and a redesign, Samsung’s embattled Galaxy Fold finally made its way into consumer’s hands in September.
According to the sources, the phone is great for watching content and it serves as proof that foldable phones can be more than just a gimmick.
Unfortunately, “design problems abound,” and battery life is short. Such is the fate of an inaugural phone that represents the nascent technology of an entire mobile industry.
Foldable phones are poised to transform the tech industry over the next five years, along with 5G.
In addition to Samsung, other phone makers have either announced foldable phones or are rumored to have one in the works.
These foldable phones will just hint at what’s to come, as the devices become thinner, do a better job of managing battery life and let mobile apps take advantage of different display sizes.
All of this will develop with the help of Google too, who has committed to providing Android support for foldable designs.
Buying a 5G phone is making more sense every day, with UK operators now starting to roll out 5G coverage in a select number of places and cities, giving you access to superfast speeds and extra bandwidth.
And while there might be a price premium right now for making the jump to 5G, it’s worth the investment, and a few affordable options are starting to appear.
New models are appearing on the market every month, which means there’s never been a better time to take the plunge into the world of 5G.
China Telecom posted an image to its Weibo account, revealing that the Samsung W20 will arrive sometime in November and the phone will also support 5G.
It’s still not clear if the W20 is another clamshell device with a keypad on the bottom half, or it has a foldable screen like Motorola’s upcoming Razr phone.
Samsung is reporting that the device is just another regular clamshell, but there were rumors that of a Razr-style phone earlier this year, and Samsung has even released concept videos of a folding device just a few days ago.