Earlier today my mother linked to me a video on YouTube comparing two foldable phones soon to be released to market. As I watched this I couldn’t help but wonder if this was the best step forward for mobile innovation, or for innovation in general.
So, what do I mean? Well, thee’s a long winded and time consuming explanation I could give about how humanity’s cornerstone reason for progress is convenience, but I’ll save that for a future installment to what may or may not be a regular blog. For now, take that tidbit of an opinion based on some observation above into consideration first: Humanity’s cornerstone reason for progress is convenience.
Now, I’m of a mind that convenience isn’t a bad thing, but could be better appreciated by all. Also, the philosophy of it can be saved for later. So, being in agreement with the idea of better convenience in all things I’m all for better and more innovative tech, mobile or otherwise.
However, (and here we actually get to the meat and potatoes of the post), The foldable aspect of these devices by Huawei and Samsung, I feel, have not been applied in the most innovative way. Furthermore, I believe calling these mobile devices foldable phones is the wrong perspective.