Samsung Galaxy Unpacked is Scheduled for February 20

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  1. AlphaAtlas

    AlphaAtlas [H]ard|Gawd Staff Member

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    Celebrating "10 years of Galaxy innovation," Samsung says they will "unveil new devices that promise to usher in new Galaxy experiences" on February 20th. Other than that, Samsung hasn't officially confirmed any details, but they sure aren't subtle about dropping hints. Samsung loudly announced the "Infinity Flex" flex smartphone display last November, and a press release on the Galaxy lineup's history posted immediately after the announcement specifically mentions the Infinity Flex Display as technology that will "shape the next 10 years." They've also been talking up 5G quite a bit recently, and previous rumors from the Wall Street Journal Suggest the next Galaxy will indeed ship with 5G. Thanks to cageymaru for the tip.

    Check out the teaser here.

    At the 2018 Samsung Developer Conference, Samsung unveiled the Infinity Flex Display, marking the beginning of the era of foldable smartphones. It also introduced its new interface that simplifies and streamlines the user experience and gives consumers a more natural way to use their phones. Samsung isn't just changing how smartphones will look. It's also changing how they'll connect. We're working hard to usher in the next generation of connectivity with 5G. Samsung has more 5G patents than any other company and was the first company to receive FCC approval for its 5G network equipment. Our technology brought 5G networking to South Korea, and in partnership with U.S. carriers, we've already brought the first wave of 5G to the United States. We're committed to putting 5G in consumers' hands with a 5G smartphone in the first half of 2019.
     
  2. harbingerofdoom

    harbingerofdoom Gawd

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    not available with all carriers. not available in all markets on most carriers. 5G speeds and services may be 'throttled to comparable 4G speeds and services' without any distinguishable way of telling because we use the same icon for both now.
     
  3. katanaD

    katanaD [H]ard|Gawd

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    by the time the US has nationwide 5G, im sure the rest of the world will have moved on to 6G, or maybe just pure satellite phones
     
  4. vegeta535

    vegeta535 2[H]4U

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    Who cares. I want unlimited data with no restrictions at reasonable prices. Speed means fuck all I can't spend all day watching 4k YouTube.
     
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  5. cyclone3d

    cyclone3d [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Satellite phones? Hope they are low earth orbit... and below the clouds... so basically there is no point in satellite for phones unless you are in the middle of nowhere where that is the only signal you can get.

    1. Pings/latency will absolutely suck
    2. No signal when there are clouds... kinda like how Direct-TV and all other Satellite TV / internet providers really suck.
     
  6. mikeo

    mikeo Limp Gawd

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    That is the case right now, but if Musk gets his 12,000 satellite internet network in LEO it might not be.
     
  7. mikeo

    mikeo Limp Gawd

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    Has anyone else here with Samsung phones had OLED burn-in of the keyboard and top bar on the phone? It seems like their phones these days have a usable lifespan of just over a year, as the keyboard burns into the display right after the one year warranty ends.
     
  8. Darth Ender

    Darth Ender Limp Gawd

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    how often do you have your keyboard just laying open ?

    What will burn in first is the status bar at top and navigation bar at the bottom. Though, the bottom burn in is less noticeable since the UI keeps the navigation bar in the same position, just oriented vertically. Where as the status bar at the top gets moved to the side of the phone when rotated, leaving it's old position visible.

    This will happen on absolutely every single OLED panel. OLED degradation will be noticeable on _ANY_ oled panel where some pixels are displaying something bright and another set isn't for extended periods of time. This plays into manufacturers hands though, because it means you'll be buying a new display in about a year.

    Hate to say it, but samsung's microled (self emitting inorganic led's) is the future. As soon as those start getting into mobile devices and trickling down into cheaper consumer products, it's going to completely eradicate the oled market. All the benefits of OLED, none of the downsides.
     
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  9. harbingerofdoom

    harbingerofdoom Gawd

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    i agree with you entirely.
    that wasnt the point i was making... but i do entirely agree with you.
     
  10. clockdogg

    clockdogg Gawd

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    Neither of my almost 3 year old S7s show any sign of burn-in. Of course, haven't watched CNN 24/7 on them either. For pure power reasons the display turns off after 30 seconds or when my attention wanders. The latter event occurs far sooner.