Computers Foldables

Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Fold

I see that the 2019 fold craze isn’t dead yet. This doesn’t look any more promising (or sturdy) than the Galaxy Fold.

I do think that as a concept, a foldable device is something that could take off in the industry. However, as Samsung has shown, execution matters. None of the players in the foldable arena have gotten recipe right yet. I’m not saying it’s not possible, I’m just saying one year in, nobody who is shipping (or close to shipping) a foldable product has produced anything better than a lab quality prototype.

Will Apple jump in to this segment? Possibly. But if they do, I hope they hold their fire until they have a foldable screen that is as reliable and sturdy as a non foldable one. If it isn’t, then what’s the point?