Manual slider > motorized one
Glad to see more phones going with this mechanism rather than the other.
Long-term durability is still an issue though, and also lack of water and dust protection... But i guess you can't have everything.
Wow...it has to be fullscreen, otherwise the whole sliding concept is useless.
Ahhh i remember using Sony Ericsson W705 back in the days...
I hope it will be bezel-less enough to warrant the pop-up mechanism.
These days companies just blindly follow trends. Like Google implementing a notch in the Pixel 3 XL, even though the phone has a large chin, full of bezel.