2019’s New Folding Phones – What Do They Mean for Businesses Websites and Apps?

Samsung Folding Phone


by Anthony Main, The Distance

Recently, Samsung announced their folding Galaxy X smartphone. This followed the launch of the FlexPai by Royole Corp and there are rumors of similar devices from Motorola, LG, Huawei and Apple launching in 2019. Many app owners are becoming concerned about how these devices will impact their apps and websites.

From the announcements, patent applications and design concepts, the main goal for the manufacturers seems to be to design devices which offer a smaller, more convenient form factor but with the benefit of large screen real estate. The demand for bigger pocket-sized devices has been clear, as all device manufacturers (including Apple – despite Steve Job’s best wishes) now offer oversized pocket-bulging devices.

As this trend seems to be increasing, and with the introduction of devices which unfold to support such demands, usage patterns will change and users and app owners will find new ways to take advantage of the technology advances.


How to Prepare

Possible Timings

App owners should reach out to their developers or specialist app agencies who will be best prepared to offer advice and guidance on how they can prepare their apps and websites and plan for how they can be tailored to take full advantage of this technological evolution.

Anthony Main is Managing Director of The Distance, an app development company. Anthony has been developing apps since the first iPhone, and with his UK based team of digital natives, The Distance delivers intuitive mobile solutions for clients on both iOS and Android.

From disruptive start-ups to global enterprises, including NHS, Bentley Motors, Virgin Trains, PGA Golf, Slimming World, and Astra Zeneca, The Distance supports solutions developed to meet all app based-challenges.