kiasunkiasi, 26 Feb 2020it will be great if this materialise
I would opt for replaceable battery over water proof any... moreWhy not BOTH removable batteries AND water resistance?
potato4k, 26 Feb 2020Apple? At least they put serious effort in recycling, and Apple supports their phones for at l... moreSoftware support up to 5 years. We'll give thumbs up to that. But maybe take sometime to watch Rossman's videos so you see that Apple is not the angelic company that the masses and media hold dear.
Soldered SSDs on laptops? Batteries for old models of iphones like the 4S? Anti third party stance and silly services like 1000 USD repair that Louis Rossman fixed for free?
Give me a break.
Whoever says that removable batteries will cause the waterproof compromise, may I tell you...
.. that Galaxy S7 had a sealed 3.5mm jack (!) 3 years back (!!).
If they want to do it, its damn possible.
Thanks to EU for this.
It will help environment in the long run.
Also, 26 Feb 2020Also bring back the 16:9 ratio. Who cares about these didle-dos for phones whe have now, it's ... moreWe need more vertical estate. Having a bezelless 16:9 6 inch to 7 inch will be unable to wield one handed because phones at this size will be the size of a hand from palm to fingertips so we won't be able to grip it right. Plus we'll lose like one or three extra tweets in twitter because of that size.
Vaio Agent, 26 Feb 2020replaceable battery will cause smartphone loss it's waterproof function and unreliable 3rd par... moreSony Xperia ZR
Galaxy S5 Active (active lineup)
Galaxy Xcover Pro 2020 (xcover lineup)
What were you saying again?
Anyone who cries "waterproofing sabotaged!" by this move, is uninformed at best and an apologist at worst. It's been done before and it could still be done.
Price Increase because of that? Boy, average smartphone flagship price is increasing every year for some time, doesn't it? At least this way people get to keep it longer.
Right now only EU is Caring about consumers (at least when it comes electronics and data privacy) Not USA, not China, not India.
Let's hear it for the fearless EU regulators!
Not that I won't buy new in half to one year. Could help the tablets, but then again not so much with foldables coming. Maybe tablets with w10... but cheaper screens and replacement of them would be way better.
kiasunkiasi, 26 Feb 2020it will be great if this materialise I would opt for replaceable battery over water proof any... moreWhen Smartphones did have replaceable batteries, 3rd party manufacturers made bigger batteries with modified back covers to accommodate them. The good ole days...
Hayate, 25 Feb 2020This sound good on paper but when you realized that this force smartphone to manufacture in a ... moreEver seen lumia devices? Hammer down.innovation? Lumia example would be the 1020 that look down right sealed, but opening a small screw from iside the slot where the simcard was being inserted, you could release the screen and repair the device with ease. Actually great innovation can come up from this.
Kingslayer, 26 Feb 2020Hallelujah! Apple ruined the industry. They talk about their eco-friendly stuff but were th... moreIs true, in the same time, chiese brands hit it with a huge hammer and made the world an ugly place. Let's see how this will change the over-night pup-up "brands" politics.
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2020R.i.p. Samsung . R.i.p Apple Um, Apple Samsung Xiaomi Huawei Oppo ViVo OnePlus Sony LG are some of the few that came to my mind that have sealed backs. At least for most of their models.
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2020The fundamental flaw of OLED (AMOLED) display technology is only masked by the 2-year Android ... moreIt really depends of pixel size in OLED displays the peak for longevity whose 250 PPI & there are phones with those which last for a decade. Today typical ones with PPI of 400+ certain won't last even half that long. IGZO is immanent future & micro LED's a supplement.
JayLeonard, 26 Feb 2020Well his point is you cannot use an AMOLED panel for 4-6 years without risking an AMOLED burn-... morePrimary flaw of OLED is not burn-in, but the internal oxidation process. The OLED panel starts this self-destructive process as soon as the panel is formed.
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2020R.i.p. Samsung . R.i.p Apple Oh, because they're the ones using sealed backs, right? Dumb!
The fundamental flaw of OLED (AMOLED) display technology is only masked by the 2-year Android update policy and short battery life span (500 recharge-cycles).
If smartphones are designed to be used for more than 4 year with replaceable batteries, there would be no place for OLED (or AMOLED) as a display choice for smartphones. OLED (AMOLED) screen is designed to be discarded after 2-3 years, unlike IPS which can last beyond 6-7 years.
The news is wonderful for EU residents. Since I am in SEA I'll still be stuck with non-removable battery options for the forseeable future.
If the smartphone is designed to be used for more than 4 year with replaceable batteries, there should be no place for OLED (or AMOLED) as a display choice for smartphones. OLED (AMOLED) is designed as something to be discarded after 3 years.
Please make laws against engineered obsolescence everywhere. Why do cars last only till the warranty.
Kingslayer, 26 Feb 2020Hallelujah! Apple ruined the industry. They talk about their eco-friendly stuff but were th... moreApple? At least they put serious effort in recycling, and Apple supports their phones for at least 5 years. Why don’t you complain to those Chinese OEMs who release dozens of disposable models on a monthly basis.