Foldable tech is coming. Samsung's new Galaxy Fold 5G is different from everything that's come before it. But what benefits will foldable tech bring to the table and are we likely to see it replacing our current tech?
The shape of things to come
When tablets were first released in 2010, people debated whether there was really a need for a display that sat somewhere between a smartphone and a laptop. Yet tablets have proved immensely popular, with some users preferring them to their laptops.
In recent years we’ve also seen smartphone screens getting bigger. Gone are the days that we referred to these super-sized phones as ‘phablets.’ They’re now the new standard.
But carrying around two separate devices isn’t always practical. Foldable devices like the Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G combine everything that’s great about smartphones and tablets, all in one compact and stylish package.
The best of both worlds
These days you can do most things on your smartphone – browse the web, send emails, take photos and, of course, make calls. But there are times when using a bigger screen is so much easier and more immersive – working with files and documents, watching HD films and playing online games.
Carrying two devices, especially when you’re on the move, isn’t always practical. Foldable devices bring you the best of both worlds. The Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G, for example, is both a stylish smartphone, featuring a 4.6-inch display and six powerful cameras, and a slimline tablet when you unfold it to reveal the beautiful 7.3-inch display.
And everything is seamless. Content automatically switches and resizes from the Fold’s phone screen to the tablet display and vice versa, so you can quickly and conveniently follow routes on Google Maps or review photos on a large screen. Welcome to unrivalled levels of convenience.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G is all-powerful too, with PC levels of performance. Under the bonnet, there’s 12GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, a fast processor and a long-lasting battery.
Of course, power is important if you’re likely to be working with multiple applications, files and video content. The large tablet screen makes it much easier to work with lots of apps and files on-screen at the same time – with windows that you can adjust the size of just as you would on a laptop.
When it comes to gaming, it’s much easier to control characters and move your players around on a bigger screen, giving you an extra edge if you’re playing online. Games look much more epic on bigger screens too.
What's more, the Galaxy Fold 5G is also available with 5G, meaning you can connect to our superfast 5G network and enjoy fast, lag-free internet and gaming without any waiting around.
Unfold a new mobile experience
You should expect foldable tech to progress with each generation of new devices, but these first-generation foldable smartphones will give you extra convenience, capabilities and a fresh and stylish approach to using your mobile.
Do you need foldable tech in your life right now? If you’re intrigued by new technology and want a great-looking device that combines the best bits of smartphones and tablets, it's well worth a look.