foldable phones would actually be cool if only they can follow the footsteps of dual screen the likes of the nintendo ds, instead of making the entire display fold onto itself. why do they keep making such technofetishist stuff, how can a foldable display that risks spoiling and at such a high price point be any innovative?!
true innovation would only be when smatphones actually get smarter than even the smartest human, or if! (?)
Alien , 15 Jan 2019I was about to say the same thing : since at least 2012 they are threatening us with foldable ... moreIndeed. Not to mention the extreme price for the first model(s).
But it sure is a step in the right direction.
Just imagine something like this old 2011 idea
Unfolds to tablet/like, folds to phone size, and in between it offers PDA-like with real qwerty.... Of course today it would be three 'flat' parts to get a smooth tablet unfolded. But the principle....
EskeRahn, 15 Jan 2019Yeah, so I won't believe them this time before it is actually on the streets....
Searching ... moreI was about to say the same thing : since at least 2012 they are threatening us with foldable phones and every year they said next year we'll make it official.
Anyway, I'm not going to buy it because the first models always have flaws and it takes some time to perfect it. Going to wait 2-3 years until it becomes a standard.
LG Superfan, 15 Jan 2019I think rumors of foldable phone first started in 2013 after 6years of news, rumors, behind do... moreYeah, so I won't believe them this time before it is actually on the streets....
Searching a bit the oldest I found in here is a mention of it is all the way back to 2011
And at CES 2014 http://blog.gsmarena.com/samsung-demos-5-68-foldable-amoled-display-at-ces-2014/
And then "And Samsung plans to use its advantage, by coming out with a bendable phone before the end of 2015."
in late 2014 https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_will_make_a_foldable_smartphone_display_in_2015-news-10259.php
And LG had a similar optimistic plan in 2014:
expecting rollable in 2017
EskeRahn, 14 Jan 2019Yeah, I wonder how many years ago it was first predicted that "Samsung will reveal a foldabl... moreI think rumors of foldable phone first started in 2013 after 6years of news, rumors, behind doors showcases its finally getting unveiled
Samsung is going all out with their tech this year. I'm pretty sure their foldable phone are more polished than Flexpai. That one was a disaster. Samsung has been working on theirs for years now and keep delaying the launch to get an even more polished version out there.
Anonymous, 14 Jan 2019Paris is already ruined by camps of homeless people and ubiquitous trash laying on the ground. Ok. Wont be visiting Paris. According to people here Paris is a trash city full of ugliness. Thanks for the info.
EskeRahn, 14 Jan 2019The world only needs pigeons for communication, let us stop all development of this new unneed... moreAre you suggesting that we go back to living in the stone age just because of all the pollution on the environment that we caused? Then why are you typing on this forum using this internet and technology commenting on this site?
edit: Wait I didn't see the /S sarcasm sign.. Sorry :p Have a good day~
LG Superfan, 14 Jan 2019Finally the most anticipated device gets unvieledYeah, I wonder how many years ago it was first predicted that
"Samsung will reveal a foldable phone next year"
I think we have seen variants over this every year for years...
Faisal , 14 Jan 2019The world does not need foldable phone right now especially the massive thick onesThe world only needs pigeons for communication, let us stop all development of this new unneeded stuff...
Foldable phones are an excellent concept and would be a great addition to the Note Line-up (especially with having a very powerful low power-consumption processor for photo and video editing).
This phone has only 1 issue, and that is that the screen folds on the inside, and therefore the screen wear and tear is much higher than on where it folds on the outside. There are 2 ways to address such a design concern:
1. Ensure that the design of the phone ensures that the screen curves when folded, instead of lying flat. It can be easily done by having the edges slightly raised (the inside of the phone won't have an infinity display any more).
2. The second way is to incorporate the Micro LED tech that Samsung invested. It has corners in the screen, but there usually about 1 pixel or so in perms of thickness. If that pixel is kept slightly darker than surrounding pixels, the joints may be almost completely hidden.
.alpha, 14 Jan 2019Ruining the look of Paris with that disgusting languageParis is already ruined by camps of homeless people and ubiquitous trash laying on the ground.
The world does not need foldable phone right now especially the massive thick ones
.alpha, 14 Jan 2019Ruining the look of Paris with that disgusting languagenonce
Call it breakable not foldable because this when folds it breaks into two separate devices with a broken screen :-)
Its a Samsung dont expect they make a proper real working device for ponly 1500 in price.
All of you get what you pay for :-)