Are Foldable Phones More than Just a Gimmick?

Handset makers are yet to prove consumers will want design changes enough to upgrade

Richard Yu, CEO of Consumer Business Group of Chinese tech company Huawei, presents the new Mate X, a foldable 5G ready smartphone, ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 24, 2019. Photo: Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images

By Tim Bradshaw

For more than a decade, the iPhone defined the overall shape and style of a smartphone. Despite Apple’s patent litigation against its main rival Samsung, that simple and iconic concept of a black…

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