We're well under way in August, and the folding phones that we were promised are still not here. Galaxy Fold turned out to be a huge failure instead of the breakthrough module Samsung wanted it to be, and Mate X was also postponed. The collapsible Motorola RAZR is also lacking in action, and other significant players in the mobile industry have yet to uncover their deals on foldable phones.
With regard to Apple, the company is expected to launch its own products, although there is nothing official from the company that backs up any of these claims. However, a new report indicates that Apple's first foldable product may not be an iPhone, although a foldable iPhone would follow it.
UBS conducted a survey that measured consumer interest in collapsible devices, reports CNBC . [1
Galaxy Fold will cost around $ 2000, while Mate X will be even more expensive than that. That's a lot more money than what consumers will pay for these devices, at least according to this survey. The company also noted that Apple regularly works with technology for folding devices, although Samsung dominates intellectual property archiving for foldable screens and devices.
An Apple product may come next year, UBS said, with 2021 being a more likely launch date. for the handset. UBS also noted that the first foldable product from Apple could be an iPad, not an iPhone.
On the other hand, Apple is not the only company looking at foldable tablets / laptops. Microsoft is also developing a similar device, and we saw the world's first folding PC from Lenovo already. UBS concluded that "the industry will have to work to reduce the cost of collapsible mobile devices to take off as a product category."