Looks great. I'm not worried about the mechanical parts because I don't use the front camera that often. I hope it has a decent battery because G5 may use alot.
Manual Slider is better and more reliable than a motorised mechanism that can fail in the long run.
I would actually prefer manual, it remind me good old days of SE and Nokia where camera was behind cover.
Now people are so lazy and have lack of intelligence and they think that such mechanism is fragile and slow... like heII.... I still have SE K750i and it work perfectly, and its in better shape than some new devices that people have even if its made from plastic. So all is based on user, if user can handle simple sliding mechanizm it could be made from titanium and he still break it...
Anonymous, 04 Sep 2018How am I going to fit a bloody phone case with the slide??Easy, the case clips on to the back half. It will extend to the front on the sides, and could even on top, but probablby better not to due to symmetry. It must have area free on the bottom allowing for the screen to slide in and out.
Similar to this: https://goo.gl/images/G7rL64
The front you protect with a glass screen protector.
Hopefully it will be equal or even better than the Oppo Find X and the vivi NEX S/A.
I really hope that slide out cameras don't become a thing...
It would jam sooner or later and you'd be rendered with inoperable camera... trouble waiting to happen...
kiasunkiasi, 04 Sep 2018I agreed on your point, why people desperately wanna get rid of bezel? chances are, they gonn... moreYes I like the simple and minimalist design of Meizu 16. It has slim bezel, no notch, no iPhone X copycat camera position, FP under display, six LED flash. Mi Mix 3 won't fit on any protector case because of its sliding mechanism.
I really don't mind a top and bottom to the screen vs an ugly notch. Worst example is the Pixel3 and I hope no one initiates that.
Did not have a problem with slider phones before. They are arguably more durable than the corkscrew-esque mechanism of the vivo next or OPPO find x. It is easier to compartmentalize the parts with this method.
Bewildered , 04 Sep 2018We are talking about 7mm at most, having "stolen' this to create a notch everyone who comes u... moreMaking the device almost 1cm taller is absolutely lethal at this point. They are already too tall, 1cm puts them over the top. If anything they need to shave more bezel (from the bottom), not add more on the top.
What are you talking about? Aren't phones big enough to you? Do you want them bigger?
If they're bringing back sliders to minimize the bezel, might as well bring back slide out keyboards.
gimm, 04 Sep 2018no need to go full bezel less if there's still a chin at the bottom, and actualy left & ri... moreI agreed on your point, why people desperately wanna get rid of bezel?
chances are, they gonna complaint it's hard to get a phone cover later on
personally I prefer to have a little bezel at side, and hate those stupid edge display
It appears to be glitchy... Will wait for more detailed information about that... So which means the IR Face Recognition will be useless, if it has...
Fayth, 04 Sep 2018 maybe they can add more functionality in the slider, slide up for camera and slide down for ... moreAgreed, I wouldn't mind unsturdiness for a beautiful slide-out keyboard. What I mind is it's just for an effing camera!!
kiasunkiasi, 04 Sep 2018as the other guy pointed out, it's similar to Nokia N95 I was a N95 user for 2~3 years yet my... moreu just lucky .... i owned n95 and n80 ... both have same problem with ribbon snap ...