Samsung and Huawei unveiled their take on folding smartphones, while other brands like Xiaomi, Oppo, and TLC came with prototypes and associated screen technology. Samsung’s foldable phone starts at $1,980 and Huawei’s is priced at $2,600, and both feature a tablet-sized screen that can be folded to the size and shape of a typical smartphone.
I still have to experience it a bit more directly to be fully convinced, and I believe the execution of the concept into a physical object will make the real difference between a fad and a long term success.
BII expects foldable phones to see uptake among early adopters, but as new takes on the form factor emerge and the price continues to drop it should catalyze adoption in the years ahead.
Over three-quarters (77%) of respondents stated that they’re interested in having the new form factor as their next smartphone, according to an informal survey of Business Insider readers from Business Insider Intelligence.