+2,680 rob jackson apr 16th, 2018the constant race to reveal the first smartphone that can [insert marketing message] is something we’ve seen over and over again. whether it be the thinnest smartphone, the smallest bezels, the first with 3d screens, first with a secondary display, or some other “groundbreaking” feature- the perceived push to “be first” is real.the latest race is in the arena of flexible displays and foldable smartphones. rumors suggest huawei is powering full throttle to be the first to market in november. that may or may not be a good thing, for both huawei and consumers, but you tell us: are you eager to try/buy a smartphone with a flexible and/or foldable display?the “race” to achieve this feature has been a marathon and there are plenty of participants. let’s take a look at some milestones along the way:the best of the early bunch were shown off in a promo video at samsung’s ces presentation way back in 2013:has the window of opportunity closed?flexible smartphone displays are an interesting concept to explore, but work got started on them nearly a decade ago, and lots has changed since then. are they still a relevant desire worth the innovation?my first inclination is to say no- flexible/foldable displays on smartphones missed their mark. since kyocera, samsung, and lg first explored the concepts back in 2011-2013, screens have gotten larger, more vibrant, resistant to weather, and with smaller bezels. the big bright screens on tod...