Does the world want foldable smartphones? We’re about to find out

Samsung Galaxy F Release Date

When Samsung and a few other companies first began releasing oversized smartphones playfully referred to as "phablets," I wrote about how uncomfortable they were to use and how the trend wasn't likely to last very long at all. Well, here we are six years later and it's pretty safe to say I was wrong. Of course, it didn't take me six years to eat crow; later that same year I discussed why I was wrong. Also it's worth noting that the current "all-screen" design trend in smartphones suggests an element of truth in my initial predictions, since it's clear that many people want larger screens but don't like using larger smartphones. But I was still wrong and I won't make the same mistake twice.

That brings us to Wednesday, November 7th, when Samsung will give the world its first look at the hotly anticipated Galaxy F. We're not expecting a full announcement during the keynote presentation at the Samsung Developer Conference on Wednesday. Instead, Samsung will reportedly preview the device's user interface as well as the hardware design, which features an OLED screen that folds in half like a wallet, and then a second OLED panel on the outside so the Galaxy F can still be used when it's folded shut. Does the world really want a tablet that folds in half so that its bulky build can be stuffed into a pocket? Well, we're about to find out.

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