The Future of Mobile Phone Technology

The Future of Mobile Phone Technology

Mobiles have come a long way in the last few decades. Most of us remember a time when our mobiles weighed approximately the same as a small planet, when the game ‘snake’ reigned king – it was pretty much the only one available at the time – and when transferring data from one phone to another was done by infrared – a process which required you to literally push two phones together in order to work.

Thankfully, these features are now a thing of the past – a distant memory. These days, data transfer is done almost instantly via email, Bluetooth or social media. Good old’ ‘snake’ has been replaced by hundreds of thousands of mobile apps available on app stores, and mobiles are slick, lightweight and stylish.

In fact, these last two decades have seen exponential growth in technology across the board. We now use tech that would have been nothing but a dream 50 years ago on a daily basis. Virtual reality, voice recognition, smart devices… the list goes on and on. But are we reaching the limit of our innovation? Have mobile phones reached their peak? Or can technology still climb higher from here?

Well, it looks like there’s still plenty of room for progression. The future of mobile technology looks nothing short of incredible. Here are 5 amazing features to look out for in the years to come:

 

1. Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality – AR, for short – is likely to become much more prevalent in the future. What is AR exactly, you ask?

Well, remember Pokemon Go? That app that made headlines a year or so ago that everyone and their mothers were playing? That, in a nutshell, is Augmented Reality – technology which enhances or modifies the things we perceive via our senses.

In the case of Pokemon Go, the app used your camera to modify the things you could see in the world around you – it ‘augmented’ your ‘reality’ by turning the real world into a world filled with Pokemon.

Now take that concept, magnify it ten-fold, and apply it to countless other applications, and the future of AR starts to become clearer. For example, imagine a mobile app that lets you point your camera at something and then populates the screen with information about what you’re looking at; kind of like those high-tech glasses you see agents wearing in spy-movies.

Unfortunately, recognition accuracy isn’t quite there yet, hence why we’re not already seeing this feature being widely used in present-day mobile phones. As we move forward and improve the ability of technology to recognise places, people and buildings, we’ll start seeing this tech rolled out more widely.

 

2. Face Recognition

First, we had touch recognition, then voice recognition. Next up is face recognition. And I’m not talking about over-hyped, doesn’t-quite-work-right, more-hassle-than-it’s-worth facial recognition. I mean real, reliable and functional face recognition technology that works like it’s supposed to.

New developments in face recognition technology have moved away from facial feature scanning and, instead, scan the actual contours of your head. This makes it much harder to fool the software by, for example, showing it a photo of the user’s face.

And face recognition is only the beginning. It shouldn’t be long until phones have the technology to recognise you by other attributes that don’t even require scanning, such as behavioural and movement patterns.

 

3. Holograms

Yes, Holograms. Let that sink in for a moment.

Now we’re getting into the really high-tech stuff. Holograms might feel like something that only exists in a Star Wars movie, but it could actually be a reality sooner than you might think. Don’t get your hopes up too high though, as it’s unlikely to be exactly like what you’re imagining.

The basic idea of a hologram is to project a 3D image into space and have it pop into existence in the air around you. This is actually impossible as we can only see colour when light bounces off something, and this requires there to actually be something for the light to bounce off.

This means that, in order for virtual reality to become a reality, there needs to be a medium for the light, like glass. Therefore, developers are currently working on ways to create holographic images using glasses or headsets in a way that feels more like real life and less like you’re looking at a 3D image on a screen.

We already have Virtual Presence units – units which you put your phone in and which project whatever is playing on there into virtual space, and projects like Microsoft’s HoloLens are working on models of holographic technology for everyday use. It might never be quite like Star Wars, but it’s worth keeping an eye on to see where it goes from here!

 

4. Flexible Screens

Soon, you may not have to choose between a large-screened tablet for high-definition movie viewing and a slick little mobile that fits into your pocket. You might be able to have the best of both worlds with screens that literally change size and shape.

The flexible mobile screens of the future should be able to be folded, bent, and morphed into various shapes and sizes. Imagine the possibilities – your mobile could change shape and become your smartwatch or your tablet. This could be truly transformative for the mobile industry and it’s well within reach. The first flexible mobiles might even hit the market within the next year.

That’s not the only advancements being made in the mobile screen domain either – there’s also ongoing experiments and developments into so-called self-healing screens, and highly-durable screens which use graphene glass. Imagine a near-indestructible, flexible mobile device that literally fixes itself. Incredible, right?

 

5. Charger-less phones

One of the biggest complaints voiced by mobile users concerns battery life. Manufacturers have struggled to improve battery life, but not for lack of trying. The problem is that, as batteries improve, so too does processing power, so the speed with which mobile phones drain remains the same.

Hopefully, mobile phone manufacturers will soon overcome this tricky challenge as experiments into solutions like nanobatteries, solar power and kinetic energy are currently underway.

Whilst the exact future of mobile batteries remains unclear, one thing’s for certain – you’ll almost certainly be able to charge your mobile phone wirelessly and probably much less often.

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The Most Durable Phones in the World

The Most Durable Phones in the World

Mobile phones have come a long way in the last few decades. We’ve seen improvements right across the board, from more powerful processors and cameras to slicker and higher-quality screens. But there’s one area of mobile phones that has remained disappointingly poor – durability.

In most people’s books, it’s just as easy today to break your mobile today as it was back then. In fact, some might argue that it’s even easier now that 90% of the surface area of the average phone is made of glass. And whilst durability might not be the top of our priority list when shopping for mobile phones, it’s still somewhat important to most of us.

We’ve all experienced that sinking feeling you get when you drop your mobile phone. That horrible moment of uncertainty when it hits the ground with a dull thud. Your first thought is usually something along the lines of ‘That sounded like a crack’, or ‘Oh no, did it land face down? Yep, it landed face down.’.

Usually, all you can do in this situation is cross your fingers and pray that when you pick it up, everything is ok. Maybe it’ll have a broken screen, but that’s fixable, right? As long as it turns on.

No one likes that feeling, but there are some people that hate it so much, that they’ll deliberately seek out phones that just don’t break – ever. Believe it or not, these types of phones do exist. Whilst not outright indestructible, there are some phones on the market that have been designed to be as close to this as you can get – phones that have prioritized durability above all else.

Let’s take a look at some of the leading models in this arena…

 

1. Cat S61

You probably know Cat as ‘that brand that sells construction equipment and vehicles’, but you probably didn’t know that they sold phones too.

As you’d expect, being manufactured by a company that’s known for building hard-wearing equipment, the Cat S61 is nothing if not tough. It’s made using materials like thick aluminum and black plastic, which make it extremely durable and resistant to all sorts of things.

Its water-resistance is second-to-none. It’s able to be submerged in water for up to an hour without external housing and it won’t break. It’s also capable of resisting high-pressure water jets. Blast this baby with a fire-hose if you want, it’ll be fine. You can also still use the touchscreen with wet fingers, but you have the option of using navigation keys instead if this is a bit fiddly for your tastes.

You don’t need to worry about dropping this phone either unless you plan to drop it from a multi-story window, that is. It can be dropped from up to 1.8 meters without breaking.

In addition to these durability-oriented features, it also offers users 64gb of storage space, 1080p resolution, a 2-day battery life, and a whole host of specialist features, like a thermal-vision camera, air quality sensor and laser measurement tool.

As you might have guessed, this phone has been designed for tradesmen working in very particular environments, but that doesn’t mean the average joe can’t also take advantage of it if they so choose. That’s if you can afford the hefty price tag, of course, as this phone costs around 1,300 AUD.

 

2. Land Rover Explorer

Land Rover is a brand known for making vehicles that are ideally equipped for the great outdoors, and their mobile phone is no different. Unlike the Cat model above, which has been built for construction workers and similar tradesmen, the Explorer has been built for – yep, you guessed it – outdoor life.

It has water-resistance rated IP68 and uses Gorilla Glass 5, plus an extra screen protector, to make it extremely durable and impact-resistant. It also runs Android 7.0, offers midrange specs, and has an HD 1080p resolution. One of the best things about this phone is its battery life. It has a 4,000mAh battery. You can also purchase additional features through the ‘Adventure Pack’. If you purchase this with your phone, you get the added benefits of an additional 3,600mAh battery pack and a GPS Antenna that boosts your GPS reach and capabilities.

Whilst cheaper than the Cat model, it still doesn’t come cheap. Purchasing the Explorer will set you back around $1100 AUD, which might be slightly out of the average consumer’s budget range.

Nonetheless, if you’re an avid camper or outdoor enthusiast, there’s no better phone to see you through the wilderness safely. It’ll last longer, keep you linked up to GPS, and survive harsh outdoor conditions with ease. It’s tough. It’s reliable. It’s everything Land Rover stands for. Unfortunately, though, it’s also only available in the UK at present, which is a bit of a disappointment for us Aussies.

 

3. Unihertz Atom

This phone is perhaps more suited to the average consumer than the previous two mobiles on this list. It’s much more affordable, for a start, costing around $400 AUD and right now it’s even cheaper. Atom hasn’t hit the general market yet and is still only available through Kickstarter where backers can access an exclusive early discount.

As the name suggests, this phone is small – tiny, in fact. Like the two aforementioned models, it’s built for durability. It’s encased in tough TPU-style materials and is rated IP68 waterproof.

It’s balanced this durability with style and power. Unihertz seems to recognize that the average consumer still wants their durable phone to provide everything that a regular smartphone offers, so they’ve made sure to put in some cool features. It has an octa-core processor, for a start. Combine this with the 4GB of RAM that this phone offers, plus the fact that it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo, and you’ve got one heck of a powerful little gadget.

In addition to this, it also offers some mod-cons of the mobile world, like face recognition, fingerprint scanning, and an enormous battery-life.

It’s not perfect though. To be durable, powerful, affordable and tiny all at once is no easy task, so Unihertz has had to make a few sacrifices. For example, the camera is quite poor, and typing can be difficult on the small screen. But, depending on where your priorities lie, this is potentially a great option.

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Smartphone Batteries Don’t Last Forever, So You Need To Maintain Yours Properly

Smartphone Batteries Don’t Last Forever, So You Need To Maintain Yours Properly

Lithium batteries generally power today’s smartphones and tablets. In your lifetime, you’ve probably owned a half-dozen or more smartphones. Every device features a battery with a specific rated capacity. Did you know the actual capacity can vary from battery to battery? Typically, the average smartphone owner doesn’t understand how their smartphone’s battery works or what care should be taken. There’s a lot to learn about these batteries, and you can take various steps to maximize a battery’s lifespan.

A Quick Bit Of History On Batteries In Smartphones

Early smartphones utilized nickel-cadmium batteries to keep devices running. Nickel-cadmium batteries suffered from a memory effect as well as other shortcomings. Awhile back, smartphone manufacturers started to use lithium-ion batteries instead. Lithium-ion batteries are smaller, more efficient, and they last quite some time before needing to be replaced. Arguments could be made for either type of battery, but lithium-based batteries long ago established themselves as the battery of choice for smartphones.

Manufacturers Build Smartphone’s With A Specific Lithium-Ion Battery Capacity

When a manufacturer builds a smartphone, the device features a lithium-ion battery with a rated capacity. This is the official rating for the battery in milliampere hours (mAh). As previously mentioned, this number is the official rating rather than the exact rating. Small differences in manufactured batteries means your smartphone’s battery capacity could come slightly above or slightly below that mark. You don’t have to worry about getting a battery that’s more than a few mAh off the official rating, though.

Manufacturers Also Like To Seal Batteries With No Option For Removal

In years past, smartphone makers created devices with removable batteries. You’d pop off the back cover of the phone, and you’d have immediate access to the battery. This was necessary to hard reset some devices, and the situation made it possible to replace a dying smartphone battery. Lithium-ion batteries don’t last forever, and they often don’t last more than a few years. As smartphones became thinner and lighter, manufacturers moved toward making batteries non-removable.

Most of today’s smartphones hide the battery behind proprietary screws and plenty of other obstacles. Some manufacturers might cite safety as a reason for embedding batteries with no option for removal. However, others will tell you that doing so prevents you from replacing a battery yourself. You’ll instead have to send the device to the manufacturer and pay a hefty fee for a replacement battery. Millions of consumers lament past days where accessing the battery took less than five seconds.

How To Properly Care For Your Smartphone’s Battery

Proper battery care and maintenance is surrounding by dozens of myths. You’ll find a lot of misinformation related to smartphone batteries for one reason or another. For instance, many people take battery maintenance tips for nickel-cadmium batteries and apply them to lithium-ion batteries. All of the same rules don’t apply to both types of batteries, though. Therefore, you’ll want to follow this guide on how to properly maintain your smartphone’s battery throughout the course of ownership.

The average lithium-ion battery holds up over 1,000 full charge and discharge cycles. Whether you charge your battery 1% or 100%, every charge counts toward a partial cycle. You’ll start to notice that battery life begins to suffer after 500 or so full cycles. A smartphone might only last an hour or two per charge by the time 1,000 cycles come and go. For heavy smartphone users, a battery might be done for after a year. Lighter users might get ample use out of the battery for three or more years instead.

What To Do WIth A Brand New Smartphone

When you get a new smartphone, you’ll want to charge the device to 100% before doing anything else. This particular tidbit is a recommendation rather than a mandatory action. Long-term harm from turning on the phone without charging it is highly unlikely, Still, it’s nice to start ownership of a new phone with a fully charged battery. You don’t have to charge the device for 12 to 24 hours, like some manufacturers recommend. That guideline pertains to nickel-cadmium batteries rather than lithium-ion.

What Are Your Charging Habits Like With Your Smartphone?

Charging habits have a lasting impact on the health of your phone’s battery. Some people believe you should keep devices charged to 100% as often as possible. On the other hand, some think you need to let the phone discharge to 0% on a regular basis. Both of these steps will leave you with a dead battery sooner rather than later. Lithium-ion batteries are healthy and happy while in a charged range from 20% to 80%. Of course, your battery won’t become unusable or die for good outside of this range.

Most of us like to plug in our smartphones while going to bed and then taking it off the charger in the morning. Unfortunately, this leads to dozens of “micro-charges” throughout the night, and your battery receives unnecessary wear and tear from so much charging. You’ll want to keep your phone charged between 20% and 80% to avoid putting too many unnecessary charging cycles on the device. Your phone doesn’t need to be fully charged every day, and better charging habits keep the battery healthy.

Temperature Can Kill A Battery In Multiple Ways

While using a smartphone, you should avoid extremely cold or extremely hot temperatures. A smartphone heats up during use, but it’s designed to withstand normal operating temperatures. Leaving your phone out in the sun, however, could heat up the battery and damage it. Extreme heat could cause the battery to swell up and catch fire, or even explode. Similarly, extreme cold puts unnecessary wear on the battery. Don’t expose your device to temperature extremes, or the battery could meet a premature end.

What Is The Future Of Smartphone Batteries?

Scientists across the globe continue to develop new battery technologies. None of them have proven viable for the consumer market (smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.) yet. At this point, developments in lithium-ion batteries have reached somewhat of a climax. Scientists can only stuff so much energy into each battery, and nobody wants to walk around with a brick of a smartphone in their pocket. Promising batteries involving graphene and other materials may materialize in the next decade.

Until that happens, we’re stuck with the tried and true lithium-ion battery. You should take the time to properly care for and maintain your smartphone’s battery. Chances are you can’t replace the battery by popping out the old one and putting in a new one. Plenty of consumers simply replace their smartphone as the battery starts to hold less and less of a charge. With that in mind, proper care can prolong the life of a given lithium-ion battery by a noticeable amount of time.

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Saving Money When Buying a Smartphone: How to Decide What’s Important

Saving Money When Buying a Smartphone: How to Decide What’s Important

Smartphones come at a staggering array of price points, and individuals on nearly any budget can find an adequate phone. While paying for a premium model will almost always result in a great experience, those looking to spend a bit less will need to find out what features of their phones are most important. Here are a few of the features that drive up the price of phones and some tips for deciding which features are most important to you.

Storage Space

One of the primary differences between price points on a particular model is the amount of storage space the phone has, so determine how much you’ll need. The lowest-price phones often come with only 8 GB of memory, and much of this memory will be used by the operating system itself, often only leaving a few GB of space left. While this is sufficient for a minority of phone users, most people will want at least 16 GB. For those who want space for many apps, especially games, upgrading to 32 GB might be a wise decision. Storing songs and video files on your phone will also demand more space, although many people rely on streaming services instead of internal storage. Check if the phone you’re interested in can hold an external SD card if you’re interested in carrying your music collection with you instead of streaming.

Screen Resolution

Smartphone resolutions have increased dramatically over the years, and some smartphones have resolutions higher than those used to project films in theaters. However, even the lowest-cost phones have resolutions that are perfectly adequate, and 720p resolution provides a crisp and clear image when streaming videos. Devices with a higher resolution typically provide a slightly more crisp look for text, making them better suited for web browsing and other reading. Still, the difference can be fairly minimal, so try out a lower-resolution device and determine if it’s sufficient for your needs. Lower-resolution devices have another advantage: better battery life.

Battery Capacity

More battery life is always better, but cutting-edge batteries are often expensive. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to estimate the battery life of a potential phone, but reviews and specifications can provide some guidance. While being able to use your phone all day is a nice perk, those who work at a desk typically have access to a charger, so recharging is simple. Furthermore, those who don’t use their phones for heavy gaming or other activities might find a smaller battery to be more than adequate for making it through an entire day or even longer. If you’re concerned about using your phone in places where outlets aren’t available, consider picking up a phone with a replaceable battery so you can carry an extra with you when needed.

Build Material

One of the primary differences between premium phones and other devices is the materials they’re built from. Although there are some exceptions, premium devices typically use materials other than plastic. However, plastic has a number of advantages over metal devices, as it won’t dent. Plastic won’t shatter like glass can. Although they may lack a premium feel, using a phone made of plastic can be a great way to save money. Furthermore, many people place their phones in cases, and premium materials do little to enhance the phone experience if they’re placed behind a case. However, it’s still worth looking at overall build quality, as some phones are built to a higher quality regardless of what material they’re made of.

Screen Size

In the past, phones with larger screens almost always cost more than their smaller counterparts. While this isn’t always the case today, smaller phones still generally cost less. Small screens have advantages as well: They can be easier to carry and hold while you’re talking. It’s always worth trying out phones when you have the opportunity, so note the size of screens when you’re exploring various phones. If a larger screen would enhance the experience, budget a bit more to purchase a larger device. If you prefer the easy-to-grip design of small phones, they can be a great way to cut back on costs.

Gaming Performance

All phones sold today have sophisticated GPUs in place that can provide rich 3D gaming performing. Some premium devices, however, place a larger emphasis on gaming performance than less expensive devices. If you’re only interested in casual games, or have no interest in gaming at all, feel free to ignore these capabilities, as your phone will have the graphical capabilities needed to stream video handle web browsing adequately. If you want to push mobile gaming to its limits, on the other hand, consider investing in a phones with a more capable GPU.

Camera Resolution and Features

Smartphone screens have advanced tremendously over the years, and premium phones can take excellent photographs. For those not terribly interested in photo quality, however, it might be worth placing less of an emphasis on the camera’s resolution. Furthermore, many current smartphones use multiple lenses for the main camera, but the benefits can be minor. Smartphone cameras provide amazing quality for their small size, but even the most expensive cameras can’t match the quality of a standalone camera. If you take photography as a hobby seriously, consider saving money on your smartphone and instead invest in a camera.

Even the least expensive smartphone is capable of handling phone calls, web browsing, video streaming, and navigation well. Considering how often we use our smartphones, however, it’s worth spending a bit extra to make the experience a better one. Fortunately, those willing to look at phones outside of a single manufacturer have plenty of great options to choose from at nearly all price points. If you’re on the market for a new phone, make of list of the features that are most important to use. Start doing your research early, as your ideal phone might be one that hasn’t yet been released but that’s coming on the market soon. A bit of research can go a long way toward helping you make a purchase you’ll enjoy until it’s time for your next upgrade.

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Foldable Smartphones are the Future. Should You Care?

Foldable Smartphones are the Future. Should You Care?

Foldable phones are shaping up to be the next big trend in the smartphone world. The idea is to use the famous OLED technology to produce smartphones that can fold in half. Think a flip phone, but sideways. That would allow you to have a regular five-inch cellphone that can open into what essentially is a ten-inch tablet.

Many companies are pursuing that idea. But Apple, Samsung, and Huawei are the three biggest names in the folding race right now — with the latter two on track to release a new model soon, maybe even before the end of 2018. Samsung’s fabled foldable phone, in particular, has been the object of much media attention, and leaks indicate the phone already has a name: the Samsung Galaxy X.

However, should you even care? Innovation is good, sure. It’ll be good to see a deviation from the brick-shaped handset design we’ve been using since the release of the iPhone 1. But innovation is pointless if it doesn’t actually improve the user experience.

In fact, the market already has at least one foldable phone, and if that’s the future, it doesn’t look very promising. The phone in question is the ZTE Axon M, released in November of 2017.

#ZTE Axon M

The Axon M is an Android smartphone with a 5.2” LCD display that was released at the $700,00 range. Its biggest feature, however, is the second LCD screen located on the back of the phone, which can fold out until it was parallel to the phone’s main screen, essentially turning the device into a 10” tablet.

That allowed the user do some cool things with the phone, like running two apps side by side, or mirroring the screen on both displays so two people could watch and interact with the phone while sitting across from each other.

However, the phone wasn’t exactly a tablet hybrid. Since LCD is glass and can’t fold, there was a clean black line between the two screens. Meaning that trying to watch a video in tablet mode looked less like a tablet and more like watching something extended across two monitors that are pressed side by side — the boundaries of the screens cut right through the middle of the video, creating a rift that looked like a black line.

Second, there was a clear problem that comes of having twice as many glass surfaces on your phone, with one in the front and the other in the back. As one YouTube commenter was quick to point out: “So doesn’t matter what side I drop it… RIP screen.”

#The Pros of a Foldable Future

The future, however, is shaping up to cut back on the drawbacks of the Axon M. The key to that lays in one relatively old technology that has been making plenty of headlines lately: OLED.

Unlike LCD displays, OLED screens can be made out of flexible materials, such as plastic. Meaning an OLED screen can actually fold in half, creating a device composed of a single screen that can be opened and closed, rather than two parallel screens. In other words, no black line between the two halves of your display.

The flexibility of OLED screens also means they can take some impact without breaking. Furthermore, unlike LCDs, OLED does not require backlighting to function, which greatly decreases their battery cost.

A good foldable phone would give you the phone-tablet hybrid of your dreams. Imagine a 12” tablet that you can easily fold and put in your pocket? The option of having a screen composed of two — or several — moving parts also opens the doors to phone interactivity we haven’t even thought about yet, like using apps or playing games that can detect the movement of one side of the screen or the other.

Finally, there is the possibility of extinguishing the need for separation between a low-definition frontal and a high definition rear camera. The Axon M, for example, has only one 20 Megapixel camera that faces you by default. If you want to use “rear” camera functions, all you have to do is turn the phone around; use the back screen to take the picture.

But of course, it’s not all roses for the foldable phone idea. Especially not in the next couple of years, when the technology is still going to be at its infancy.

#The Cons of Foldable Phones

While the use of OLED will mitigate some of the problems we saw with the Axon M, it won’t make them all magically disappear.

First, foldable phones are bound to be bulky. You just can’t escape adding extra thickness and weight when you add a second screen to the phone, not with the current technology at least. The folded screen won’t just disappear when you aren’t using it, after all. And if patent filings from companies like Microsoft and Samsung are any indications, it seems we’re moving towards a future where the folding mechanism relies on hinges between the two parts of the screen, which adds more bulk to the phone.

The Axon M, for example, it’s 12.2 millimeters thick. That isn’t a lot, but it’s still 58% more than the iPhone X. It’s also 32% heavier, at 230 grams.

Folding phones also means more complexity, which means more places where things can go wrong. Both screens have to work well, they have to fold without wearing out over time, the complex folding mechanisms need to stay in balance, and the software has to keep up with all of that.

Finally, OLED itself is also a problem. Currently, the technology is still expensive, and it may be one of the reasons why future folding phones will be on the costlier side of the phone spectrum. On top of that, there are plenty of technological hardships associated with the technology that are being worked out. OLEDs are weak to Water, UV light, and their first interactions had a smaller lifespan than its competitors.

The Galaxy X was being hinted at back in 2015, dubbed Project Valley at the time; and Samsung had expressed an interest in folding phones as early as 2013. Working out the quirks of the OLED technology it’s thought to be one of the reasons Samsung has been taking so long to develop the foldable future they dream of.

#Conclusion

It seems like the decision to get a foldable phone or not will depend solely on how much you value screen real state. If you’re someone who regularly carries tablets around, a foldable may save you the trouble of bringing extra hardware with you.

For now, all we can do is wait and see. The first OLEDs to hit the market will determine if this trend is here to stay, or if it’ll be another footnote in smartphone history.

#Sources

https://www.cnet.com/news/foldable-samsung-galaxy-phone-pros-cons/

https://www.cnet.com/news/foldable-phone-what-it-needs/

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/samsung-galaxy-x-folding-flexible-phones

https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/oled5.htm

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