This post was last updated on May 20th, 2022 at 07:34 am
Apparently, there are many foldable screen mobile phones out there. Interestingly, none of them can really make a big splash. why have foldable phones not been generally accepted? In this post, I will take my time to you through the answers to this pertinent question.
When Was The Idea Of Foldable Screen Phones Conceived?
As early as 2013, Samsung showed a folding screen concept product at CES. It was expected to be launched in 2015, but it was not officially launched until November 2018.
From the conceptualization of the phone to the official product launch, although Samsung spent more than 5 years preparing, the first folding screen mobile phone “the Galaxy z Fold” encountered “trouble” soon after it was launched.
How Good Was The First Foldable Screen Android Phone?
At that time, Samsung claimed that the Galaxy Fold could be bent 100,000 to 200,000 times. Sadly, after only about a month of listing, some users found that the new phone they just bought broke after being bent a few times.
As a last resort, Samsung had no choice but to recall the Galaxy Fold.
In fact, defects such as too heavy body/weight, creases on the screen, fragile screen, and very poor battery life are common problems of early folding screens, and every brand is working to solve these problems.
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The solutions To The Problems of Current Foldable Screen Phones That are Preventing them From Being Widely Accepted
Now, we all know the reasons why foldable screens are unpopular as of the year 2022. I mean, no one wants to invest in an expensive phone that will break down within a few months of purchase.
Faced with these problems, major mobile phone manufacturers have gone back to the drawing board in a bid to be the first to solve these problems. Some of these solutions are summarized below:
- As one would expect, Samsung takes things up a notch with the Z Fold 3. The metal frame and Corning Victus glass make for a sturdier phone, and Samsung claims that the interior display is 80% stronger. In addition, zfold 3 is the first to have water resistance. To be honest, the hinge on the zfold 3 is a joy to operate. No hassle of any sort in opening and closing the phone
- For example, the Honor Magic V has developed a set of ultra-thin hanging water drop hinges, which has created the record of the thinnest in-folding mobile phone.
- In like fashion, the just-released Vivo X Fold is further advanced, using aviation-grade materials for the hinge accessory – titanium alloy, zirconium alloy (liquid metal), carbon fiber board, 18Ni250 steel was applied to the phone casing. All these measures were taken to create a series of complex components. The floating wing hinge is composed of the keel, floating middle plate, and gripping clip structure.
- The Price of Foldable Screen Phones Also discourages a lot of potential consumers from taking a risk with them.
The folding screen mobile phone was originally launched under the banner of the high-end market flagship. Compared with the early “just look at it” price, the current trend of the current folding screen mobile phone is to move forward on the road of “volume”. At present, the price of mainstream folding screen mobile phones is around 10,000 yuan, and OPPO Find N has lowered the price to 7,699 yuan.
Even if the price seems to have pulled the folding screen mobile phone down from the altar, many problems existing in the folding screen are still not well solved, which has also caused the folding screen mobile phone to not sell.