Samsung is doubling down on foldable phones in 2021 — and it might just work

Samsung has big plans for foldable phones in the coming year

Samsung thinks you’re ready for more foldable phones in the coming year. But are foldable phones finally ready for you?

By Philip Michaels 

We’re about to find out. Closing out 2020, Samsung Electronics president TM Roh posted an overview of the electronics giant’s plans for mobile in 2021, and one of the highlights appears to be that the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G can expect some company very soon.

“True to our heritage of staying ahead of the curve with trailblazing mobile tech, we’ll be expanding our portfolio of foldables, so this groundbreaking category is more accessible to everyone,” Roh wrote.

That’s quite a change, given the rough start Samsung faced on the foldable front. The initial Galaxy Fold, first previewed in 2019, ran into some design flaws, forcing Samsung to delay the launch. When it did debut, the original Fold showed promise, though not nearly enough to justify its $1,980 asking price.


By Philip Michaels