Foldable Phones Coming in 2019

Consumers wanting the absolute latest and greatest in smartphone technology may find Samsung’s foldable phone appealing. The company has been talking about the device for years and finally showed off a prototype in November. It uses a new display technology called Infinity Flex Display that lets you repeatedly open and close the device without screen degradation.

The device will be a compact smartphone when closed and a more expansive tablet when fully opened. Apps will seamlessly transition between the display sizes, letting you pick up on the tablet where you left off on the smartphone. And you’ll be able to use three active apps on the bigger display.

The first version of the Galaxy X/F will probably be sold in small quantities as Samsung perfects the user experience and app developers come on board. The device won’t come cheap. Samsung may view foldables as the future of the mobile market, but it still has to give us a reason to view the device as more than a gimmick.

Why it’s hot: If it does in fact come in 2019, the next 5 to 10 years will see shifts in how advertising is delivered across these dual phone-tablet devices.