Foldable are our future; you can't ignore that. The design of smartphones has usually stopped, and that is why companies such as Samsung, Motorola, Huawei and TCL have started R&D money to find a way to change the game. But, as with most new pieces of technology, the first few attempts are doomed to stumble and possibly fail. We have already seen what happens when a folding device is brought to the market, and Samsung can be the tempting fate by repeating history with the Galaxy Z Flip.
Samsung ruled the headlines in April 201
Another 5 months later, Samsung has announced the Galaxy Z Flip. By going hands-on with the device, it is easy to see where the company has made the necessary adjustments. Not only is the internal display now made of glass instead of plastic, but Samsung installed a brush-like system in the device to keep dirt out.
We were sold after just spending 30 minutes with the phone.
But just three days after the Galaxy Z Flip was unveiled, Samsung rushed out the door and threw the foldable at every customer willing to spend $ 1,380 on the device. Have you noticed a difference in this launch? Yes, many reviewers were not given. And those who had access to the handset early could not have tried it within 48 hours.
Theoretically there is nothing wrong with this plan. If Samsung chose to sell the Galaxy S20 tomorrow without a single review being written, customers would still buy the flagship and be happy with their purchase. But with the Galaxy Z Flip we are talking about the (kind of) successor to last year's biggest flop and a foldable phone that will probably wear much differently than in laboratory tests.
Look no further than the Motorola Razr if you don't think folding parts need to be thoroughly tested by reviewers before they hit the market. Display units in Verizon stores were destroyed within a day. Within a week, customers complained about the loud and unpleasant creaking noise the phone made when it opened. Now that publications have had time to thoroughly test and review the device, I have not yet seen one that recommends it.
Look, as I said before, I am sold on the Galaxy Z Flip. There was a good chance that I would have bought one if they were not immediately sold out across the country. I just think most customers should wait to buy one until someone has used the foldable for at least a week. Remember that you only needed to destroy the Galaxy Fold once a day. If the Flip contains a major error, people will find it.