Then, I reviewed the Galaxy Z Flip 3 last summer. And I realized there’s a future in folding smartphones. We’re expecting Samsung to introduce its fourth generation of the Z Flip and Z Fold sometime next month, based on the company’s history of launching only the “buzzworthy” smartphones around this time. Now is the best time to reflect on the journey that brought us here.
It seemed appropriate to take a moment to reflect on the road that got us here when rumours of Samsung’s upcoming folding phone began to circulate. after ten years, a gadget craze. I thought I had seen the last of my Verizon-provided Samsung flip-phone when I turned it down because candy bar-style cellphones were now the in-thing in the tech world.
Samsung may be the manufacturer that’s popularized the folding smartphone, but others have introduced their own versions that are worth mentioning. Here’s an abridged look back at the history of the folding smartphone in the last decade.