Samsung’s first foldable smartphone was a piece of junk. Sorry to say it, Samsung fans, but I told you so . In fact, I had been saying for about a year before the Galaxy Fold was even announced that Samsung’s first foldable smartphone would be a piece of junk . How did I know? Do I have a crystal ball? No, I’ve just been doing this for long enough to see certain patterns emerge, and there’s one pattern that is undeniable to anyone who follows the industry: Samsung’s first-generation mobile products are always junk. It was true a decade ago when Samsung first entered the smartphone market and it’s still true today. The company simply can’t stop itself from wanting to be first. Samsung was and still is more concerned with beating rivals to market with new tech than it is with creating good products. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: first-generation Samsung smartphones are the physical embodiment of a basement-dweller rushing to shout “FIRST!” in the comments under a YouTube video.