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5 Reasons Foldable Phones Are a Bad Idea

Smartphones used to come in all shapes and sizes: phones with keyboards, rotating cameras, 3D screens. Smartphone design has standardized around the flat glass slab in recent years—but things are starting to get weird again. Multiple smartphone makers seem to think 2019 is the time to make science-fictional folding phones a reality.

Devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X look cool in demos, but foldable phones are probably a long, long way from being any good. Here are five reasons the current crop of devices is going to be bad.

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