Somebody said that it make sense only for media consumers, but the rest does not care. Well, that implies that actually, there is a market for it.
Gared, 20 Mar 2019I dont even see the need of having foldable phones. Maybe just pure ego. Or maybe manufacturer... moreOr maybe you don't want or need 2devices in places of one.
Let us be real, it has a real use case for avid readers and media watchers . For those who don't read and generally don't mind the tiny screen of phones it is sure not a choice (this phone I mean) but for the rest of us foldable is the next revolution on mobiles.
Next 2 iterations would be attrociois (like this one). But 3rd one would be a no brainer IMO. Especially if we start getting those slick 3 folded pieces that Westworld was sporting. I mean a 6 inch bezeless phones (so as small as iPhone 6) that unfolds into a 10 inches tablet. That would be the dream. Buy buy tiny phone screens, say hello to proper reading and movie/series watching.
Gared, 20 Mar 2019I dont even see the need of having foldable phones. Maybe just pure ego. Or maybe manufacturer... moreDepends on what you want a phone to do. Convergence has been a big selling point for most phones as you get more features and more power in them so they are currently good for calls, apps, games, internet browing, videos and music etc. but my personal opinion is that if I wanted to read from one (like a book or a comic etc.) then I'm not a fan of the screen size and tend to move towards a tablet whereas foldable phones can offer that changing size to get the form factor you need that is changeable depending on what you want to do.
Overall it's not necessary but I can see phones being a good all purpose replacement for tablets in a few years time if the foldable tech becomes good enough.
Guest123, 19 Mar 2019This design is utterly r3tarded. 2 folds that are all exposed??? How many times are you going ... moreI dont even see the need of having foldable phones. Maybe just pure ego. Or maybe manufacturers are just trying to keep their shareholders investments.
Anonymous, 18 Mar 2019Samsung has done years of research on this, spending millions in testing and research. Xiaomi ... moreXiaomis foldable phone was teased/surfaced as early as january this year. Huawei and samsung presented theirs in the last mwc last month (feb) so how can they immediately copy it? They might have been doing their own r&d for years. Its just that samsung and huawei perfected it and ready to mass produce it first. Samsung or huawei wasnt even the first to roll out foldable phones, though it is forgettable.
I do not have first hand evidence for this but I believe that the Chinese companies do not value copyright. Huawei and Xiaomi, they have good financial strategies but most of them exploit the other markets and companies. Yep, they might be huge now but you will see, history will tell. If companies keep exploiting the other companies, they won't last for many years. They might have their luck but eventually, companies and governments will shut them down. What first hand experience I have with Chinese is they do not value the rights of others, they don't even know what right is. Older Chinese have higher moral standards and they know what they are doing. New generations mostly get rich in a short time, without the education needed to do so. This is not only a company thing but a country thing which affects the globe.
This design is utterly r3tarded. 2 folds that are all exposed??? How many times are you going to have to clean the screen where the lines are when you open it up (the sides when folded).
Plus the damage's from placing it on almost any surface that isn't 100% smooth like glass. Shame on you Xiaomi for ruining a good concept. BOO ON YOU!
Luxor, 18 Mar 2019I know that. Its not disable completely. Even if you disable the ads it still appear in some p... more"it still appear in some places" - where? I have a redmi note 5 and have never seen any ads since disabling them in each of the apps that had them.
Anonymous, 18 Mar 2019Samsung has done years of research on this, spending millions in testing and research. Xiaomi ... moreIf you were wondering the phone that started the shrinking bezel trend was the original Mi MIX. They began to use ceramic backs a lot before Samsung started with S10+. The innovation in the slider mechanism using magnets should have come out of some R&D. So, don't just write off a company just because it is Chinese.
Markuss, 18 Mar 2019Again, they killing their so called foldable phone at premium price. They show other competito... moreSamsung has done years of research on this, spending millions in testing and research. Xiaomi just copycats. Thats why its cheap. I wonder when Xiaomi is gonna do something really new and innovating at the smartphone industry so we can really see how much they will charge. I dont hate Xiaomi i consider them as a good company. But if every one were copycats to keep it cheap then we wouldnt have these kind of tech today.
Sure. When you are just a copycat, and no expenditures for R&D your products should be cheaper. It should even cost 1/3rd of Samsung cause production costs are much lower compared to for say R&D.
bot!, 17 Mar 2019it's not about ads, it's just about reasonable price) the price of ANY product is defined by t... moreAre you willing to pay for it? I'm not willing to pay for any foldable releases this year. It just not worth it becoming early adopter. With that kind of money I rather buy a normal flagship smartphone.
Anonymous, 18 Mar 2019To make it cheap, Xiaomi has made it their policy to make only 5% profit margin on hardware, u... moreOh, wow. Who doesnt know they operating on 5% profit. That is all the more reason for the ads infested phone they making.
YXJyb2dhbnQ, 18 Mar 2019I can tell you've never actually used a Xiaomi phone nor have you done much research, because ... moreI know that. Its not disable completely. Even if you disable the ads it still appear in some places. Do you even use a xiaomi dude? Or just saying stuff you read on the internet. -_-
Luxor, 17 Mar 2019To make it that cheap I wonder how much ads will pop up to our face with their foldable. To make it cheap, Xiaomi has made it their policy to make only 5% profit margin on hardware, unlike the other companies who work hard to maximise theirs.