A concept design for a folding iPhone has none of the drawbacks of the handsets with flexible screens released so far. It shows what an iOS device using this tech might look like some time in the future.
Take a look at a short video of the folding iPhone concept in action:
Folding iPhone is only a dream… for now
The designer, Iskander Utebayev, imagines a slim, ultra-portable handset with an external display. This opens vertically at the touch of an on-screen slider to present an internal display larger than any current iPhone. There’s no hint of crease in this screen, naturally.
As with many concept devices, this clamshell iPhone is heavy on aspiration and light on engineering details. And it is far from the sometimes clumsy designs of some first-generation handsets with flexible screens, though it does resemble the recently-released Motorola Razr.
Looking at last year’s botched introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, and the high price of models like the Galaxy Z Flip, most American’s aren‘t warming to the idea of a folding iPhone. But if Apple could make one like this concept — at a reasonable price — there might be a sudden surge of interest.
Many analysts are already on board, and Apple is undoubtedly tinkering with the idea behind the scenes. The iPhone maker occasionally files patent applications for designs to make folding handsets practical.