Very impressive, looking forward to when these are available for cheaper and when Apple invents one.
Buying into it is more akin to buying into a prototype. The customers are paying for Samsung's R&D on this one, so I don't think it's right to chuck this one as "price war".This is the sort of thing that might get me to finally get off my lazy ass, and get out of the iOS ecosystem. I'm pissed at Apple for killing the SE/4" screen format (I want smaller in the pocket) and the XS is just stupid expensive. This kinda might be a decent compromise, you know, if it WASN'T $2,000!
I like that it's "smaller" as a phone, and thicker (both features I kinda like, makes it easier to hang on to while talking on the phone, not that I do that often.
And I like that it's larger as a tablet. The big-ole Phablet's have always annoyed me because I don't wear pants with that much pocket, or if I do, I don't want that much phone in them. And I want a larger tablet screen (not a lot larger, 7.5-8.5" is about perfect IMO).
But holy carp. $2,000 is insane. The price-race really has to stop already.
Probably because the failure rate of a keyboard like that would mean a very high percentage of devices would be sent back for RMA repair.I was hoping it would fold out to a qwerty keyboard in landscape orientation so i can type on it like a miniature laptop, fold it up and stick it in my pocket when im done. Why is this still not a thing?
Yeah I assume it will take exactly 12 seconds for a small child to snap that sucker in half. No more handing your phone to the kid to let them play games / shut them up in the car.That device is going to fail the bend test, when someone snaps the hinge by overflexing it.
Not very, but that's ok, because the guys paying $2000 are footing the bill as early testers."The new material makes Galaxy Fold flexible and tough, built to last" If it bends its also going to scratch. Screens will be scratched or delaminating in months. Lets have a look at once of these used for real after 3 months. Any bets on how good the screen surface will be looking?
Nah but maybe HDMI via MHL adapter via USB-C. Assuming this thing even has any ports, LOLDoes it have HDMI and/or Display Port?
It seems to be in the Light Laptop area.
They don't add these to make phones more disposable so people have to either pay even more for upgrade or replace more often. Thanks to Apple this bullshit really, even though Apple customers keep touting how great the phones are and yet they keep buying each iteration. People really need to vote with their wallets and then manufacturers will get the idea. For thin phones I really don't get who even cares anymore. Many recent phones got so think you cannot even hold them anymore and pretty much have to put a case on. Like you said, adding back that 1mm would help increase battery life and add other useful features but clearly this isn't good for their business or so the executives think. Kind like like the stupid notch, how that is supposed to look less ugly than a 3-4mm bezel I really don't know. Besides, Apple wasn't even first to come up with one but they get the credit due to sales volume.Make a phone twice as thick, that you have to unfold for a screen thats more useful as a tablet than a phone that costs $2k...
Me: Ok, how about adding just 1mm to thickness to give a much larger removable battery, SD slot, 3.5mm in a standard phone format?
MFGs: Fuck off, here is a USB-C dongle.
As time goes on I see less and less phones I would want to own.
A screen should have square edges, I don't want the screen to fill the entire front of the device I hate those phones with "infinite" screens the same as the ones with the notch. It should have a bezel that goes all around the screen.How did you live with phones that didn't have edge to edge displays?
You reminded me of this commercial with a dude proud of his battery.I still have my G7 edge... love this phone.. but I'm on my 2nd battery case.. last (5000mAh) one took a shit, so my new case has a 8000mAh battery (can go the whole weekend easy)... so now my phone is about an inch thick and weighs about 1.5 pounds, and if fits great in my hand.. hate the curved edges, they dont do well with my shrek hands... That folding phone only has 4300+mAh..... no way to put a battery case on that sucker... would look like you're carrying around a car battery ...
Sounds like you really want this: https://www.palm.com/Make an s8 size phone...which is the s8 size when unfolded. I want a phone which can fit in my back pocket and not crack when I sit down.
Not a camera.
Not a 6-lense media...thing.
Not an attempt at being a notebook that can make calls.
Why can't you play games on your J-Series? That's what I've got and I play games on mine all the time.meh, I'll stick with my many years old $150 J-series samsung... great battery life and works just fine for 99% of my tasks - can't play games or big videos but that's probably a good thing in my case
compared it someone's newer iphone and was like "ffs I saved a ton of money not going for flagship/iphone stuff"
Since we're dreaming, how about a hologram? Better in any way cause.. it's the futureI would have preferred something like this where the screen rolls up into a compact device when not in use:
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The Samsung phone is too small and thick when folded and not large enough as a tablet when unfolded. The technology for rollable oled is here since LG has a TV that does it so Samsung missed the mark with this device.