Very few Americans are interested in folding their smartphones.
Are Americans ready to fold their smartphones like slices of thin-crust pizza? Only a few, according to a CivicScience survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults in late July and early August.
Samsung has announced that it will release the Galaxy Fold, a smartphone with a foldable screen, in select markets in September. How interested are you in buying the Galaxy Fold?
• 85% – Not at all interested
• 12% – Somewhat interested
• 3% – Very interested
When the Samsung brand name is removed from the equation, the interest levels bump upward a good bit. Perhaps this has something to do with the phone’s launch troubles.
How interested would you be in buying a smartphone with a foldable touchscreen?
• 76% – Not at all interested
• 20% – Somewhat interested
• 4% – Very interested
MacDailyNews Take: The general public will be interested in foldable smartphones the day the foldable iPhone is unveiled. They’re not interested in half-assed defective dreck excreted onto the rubes by South Korean dishwasher makers and similar ilk.
As with fingerprint and facial recognition, when Apple debuts a foldable iPhone, then foldable smartphones will have been done right. — MacDailyNews, January 17, 2019
We’ll see a mess of weird attempts before Apple shows how it’s to be done, as usual. — MacDailyNews, January 23, 2019
If and when Apple debuts a foldable iPhone, they’ll be showing the world how it should be done and what to copy going forward. As usual. — MacDailyNews, February 27, 2019