OnePlus Open: Everything we know so far about the OnePlus foldable

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Are foldable phones really in demand, or is this just the latest tech fad? What is the real usage case for a folding phone?

It just seems like 3D TVs to me.

I already carry a large-screen Google Pixel 7 Pro and my laptop. My iPad Air sits unused. My iPad Pro sits unused. My three other tablets that are out-of-date died while sitting unused. My Kobo, my Kindle, it's the same story.

Will a foldable replace my large-screen phone and laptop? I don't see it.
 

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Are foldable phones really in demand, or is this just the latest tech fad? What is the real usage case for a folding phone?

It just seems like 3D TVs to me.

I already carry a large-screen Google Pixel 7 Pro and my laptop. My iPad Air sits unused. My iPad Pro sits unused. My three other tablets that are out-of-date died while sitting unused. My Kobo, my Kindle, it's the same story.

Will a foldable replace my large-screen phone and laptop? I don't see it.
The foldable phones might replace tablets for some users. The advantage is if they are small enough to carry in a pocket but have big enough screens when unfolded to replace tablets. I don't have a folding phone, but that's how I would use it if I were to get one.
 
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The foldable phones might replace tablets for some users. The advantage is if they are small enough to carry in a pocket but have big enough screens when unfolded to replace tablets. I don't have a folding phone, but that's how I would use it if I were to get one.
I've always thought it's a very strange market... The only person I know who uses a tablet on a consistent basis is my mum lol.
 

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Are foldable phones really in demand, or is this just the latest tech fad? What is the real usage case for a folding phone?

It just seems like 3D TVs to me.

I already carry a large-screen Google Pixel 7 Pro and my laptop. My iPad Air sits unused. My iPad Pro sits unused. My three other tablets that are out-of-date died while sitting unused. My Kobo, my Kindle, it's the same story.

Will a foldable replace my large-screen phone and laptop? I don't see it.
For me it's that the only small Android tablet that doesn't suck is the Galaxy Fold. Tablets between 8-9" are great for reading. It is a major improvement over even a 6.8" Note Ultra. And large non-folding phones don't fit in mens' pants pockets very well, wouldn't work at all for women.

Personally, I gave up. I returned by Fold 4 and got an iPad Mini and iPhone. It's cheaper, more durable, and more compartmentalized. I don't really use the "ecosystem" features much, so I might go back to a Galaxy phone whenever it comes time to replace.

For my preferences, a phone is a small tablet that had been functionally compromised to fit in a pocket. A folding design adds most of the functionality back.