​The dark side of folding-screen and dual-screen smartphones

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Samsung is rumored to be working on a folding-screen phone, code-named “Winner.”

Unfortunately, the phone will be a loser.

It’s one of many products we’ve been hearing about lately that either use folding, flexible-screen technology or add a second screen to the case or the back of an otherwise normal smartphone.

Enthusiasm for folding-screen phones has been building for a decade. The tech press has been hyping flexible-screen technologies based on lab reports and futurist predictions. Only just now are companies preparing to ship actual products that use this technology.

Here’s exactly why these phones won’t live up to the hype.