Samsung's Foldable Phone Will Be a Tablet You Can Put in Your Pocket

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    Despite being tapped for release this year, details surrounding Samsung’s foldable phone remain light, but recent comments by Mobile CEO D.J. Koh offer some perspective on how the device may be used and whether its release is justified. According to Koh, the fabled handset should be a treat for those who want a tablet they could fit and bring anywhere – a concept the rumored flexible OLED display could certainly make possible.

    Koh once again stressed the foldable phone wouldn't be a "gimmick product" that will "disappear after six to nine months after it's delivered." It'll also be available globally, unlike previous phones like the Galaxy Round, which used a curved display and was available only in Korea. However, the foldable Samsung phone, like the Galaxy Round, will be Samsung's testbed device to see how reviewers and the market react.
     
  2. mkk

    mkk n00bie

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    For a mere $1499 you can help us test our idea?
     
  3. Joust

    Joust [H]ard|Gawd

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    Hard enough to find a high end phone that is appropriate to comfortably put in your pocket.
     
  4. Exercate

    Exercate Limp Gawd

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    Hmmm. ... Does it vibrate???
     
  5. MMitch

    MMitch Limp Gawd

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    huh? I have to ask, tight jeans ?
    I know this is personal and everyone have different taste, just wondering.

    If it's the same physical size (once folded) as the S8+/etc. it seems reasonable.
     
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  6. Joust

    Joust [H]ard|Gawd

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    No. Regular fit slacks - but I use an OtterBox. I'm very, very hard on my devices, you see. I don't like to have a Gameboy-sized phone in my pocket.
     
  7. MMitch

    MMitch Limp Gawd

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    Anyway, folding phone and cases probably don't match much I think
     
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    Twisted Kidney 2[H]4U

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    A little snippy snip and we have a very naughty discussion!
     
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  9. PaulP

    PaulP Gawd

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    If you can still use it as a phone while it's folded, I might be interested. Generally, phones that are small enough to carry around don't have screens big enough to really use comfortably as a browser (to me and my old eyes). But I don't want to hold a tablet up to my face to make calls either. So a folding phone could be the answer.