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A leaker claimed last week that Samsung was working on a third foldable phone form factor for 2023. This would ostensibly be a Tri-Fold foldable phone, with two hinges in the folding screen.
A form factor like this would allow for much larger folding screens, but would you buy something like this? We posed that question in our news story last week, and here’s how you responded.
Would you buy a tri-folding foldable phone?
Over 2,500 votes were cast in this poll, giving us a decent sample size to work with. It turns out that 50.51% of respondents said they would buy a tri-folding foldable phone.
We can understand why some people would be on board with this type of form factor. It would allow for a much bigger folding screen than current Fold-style foldables, which offer 7-inch to 8-inch inner displays. So this would be ideal for those who want a tablet replacement or portable monitor.
Meanwhile, ~26% of surveyed readers said they’d “maybe” buy a tri-folding foldable phone. Finally, 23.44% of polled readers said they wouldn’t buy a device like this.
We can understand the caution, as the Z-shaped design means a significant part of the inner screen is exposed when folded and used as a phone. That opens the door to scratches, as folding screens are made out of plastic. Otherwise, we’d imagine that a device like this would also be thicker and heavier than even the Galaxy Z Fold 4.