Folding and flip phones have ‘the potential to create counter-rituals that could supplant some of our current smartphone habits. … Sometimes devices can be too efficient.’

Folding smartphones like the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold2 from Samsung (awful name!) might seem gimmicky, but there’s reason to believe they’ll have a meaningful impact on how users interact with the world around them, according to a deeply researched piece by OneZero columnist Angela Lashbrook. Published earlier this year, we’re resurfacing the story today for readers who may be curious about the surge of foldable devices hitting stores this fall.