Foldable Phones: Mobile Technology’s Future

The Galaxy Fold and Flip represent the foldable phone revolution. Competitive foldable phone market. Oppo, Xiaomi, and Google are pushing design

The landscape-oriented inner display of Oppo’s Find N3 makes it ideal for multitasking and productivity

Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 uses a similar method but has a larger 8.0-inch inner display that folds into a mini tablet

Gaming and media fans love the Find N3 and Mix Fold 3’s landscape orientation, while the Pixel Fold’s versatility makes it a productivity powerhouse

Oppo and Xiaomi are also improving hinges. Xiaomi’s Mix Fold 3’s “Micro Waterdrop Hinge” reduces creases and protects the display, while the Find N3’s “Flexion Hinge” folds flat without a gap

An auto-repair display on a foldable phone. Though new, this technology could make foldable devices more durable

Foldable phones are still weaker than smartphones despite improvements. Drops, scratches, and dust ingress must be addressed for wider adoption