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Samsung's Foldable Phone Doesn't Appear Ready for Prime Time

Eric Jhonsa

Meanwhile, it left observers to make educated guesses regarding some key details about Samsung's plans to commercialize foldable phones, and to purely speculate about others. Throw in the fact that some of the details that were shared suggest that Samsung's first foldable phone is more likely to be a niche product than a blockbuster hit, and one shouldn't count on the phone upending the industry in 2019 -- even if its underlying technology clearly has a lot of long-term potential. With the lights dimmed to avoid revealing too much, Samsung exec Justin Denison briefly showed off a prototype foldable phone on Wednesday at his company's annual mobile developer conference.