Adventures in folding.
Here’s a conundrum
for you. A few months ago, Samsung unveiled their first folding-screen smartphone: The Samsung Galaxy Fold
. It features not one, but two screens. A small 4.6-inch one
on the front and a huge, 7.3-inch, tablet-sized one
that unfolds on the inside. Finally, after weeks of waiting, I got my hands on one. Granted, it was only for a couple of hours
and, while I liked it more than I thought I would, I still had many questions about performance and utility. Between the time I handed in my first impression story to my Medium editors and the moment they posted it, almost a half dozen stories appeared about early Galaxy Fold units failing
in pretty spectacular fashion. The screens glitched and broke and did other bizarre things
. I wasn’t particularly careful with my device, but again, I didn’t have a few days to test it. Also, to be fair to Samsung, some reviewers peeled a permanent protective layer
off the flexible screen. So, read my analysis of the Galaxy Fold to learn what it might be like to own one (if you can afford it), but keep in mind that Samsung’s foldable device may have a pretty bumpy ride to market (if and when it makes it).