For those still holding onto the original Galaxy Fold, it might be a good time to mull over an upgrade. Without the latest security updates, your device is essentially left exposed to new threats and potential cyber hiccups.
The Galaxy Fold, despite its pioneering role in introducing a new form factor to the smartphone market, had its fair share of challenges. Users reported issues with the screen and hinge, prompting Samsung to delay the device’s release to address these concerns. Some problems lingered post-launch.
Despite its problems, the Galaxy Fold was still a significant milestone in the development of foldable smartphones. It showed that foldable phones were a viable form factor. It paved the way for other players like Google and OnePlus to join the foldable fray, introducing their own iterations—the Google Pixel Fold and the latest OnePlus Open, respectively.
Since its initial foray into foldable smartphones, Samsung has upped its game. The latest addition to its foldable lineup, the Galaxy Z Fold 5, represents a substantial leap forward compared to the original, boasting not only improved performance but also a sleeker display and design. If you want to know more about Samsung’s journey into the foldable phone market, check out our dedicated piece on the Samsung Galaxy Fold history.