lasso, 15 Oct 2014clamshells were finished long time before. But now they are coming back in the name of android... moreWith Samsung expect the return to be with alot of half baked ideas. I infact have a better Idea, why not swivel the screen so it can be used both ways? one camera that rotates as you swivel?
clamshells were finished long time before. But now they are coming back in the name of android and galaxy :) Only 1 thing to say welcome back clamshells :) with high power
i like this idea with two sims, but flap i dont like, 12 batons ilove....
Why don't anyone do a proper smart-flip-phone?
Inner screen at max 3.5".
Keypad of course and directional pad (and UI that support using the directional pad, but also touch on the screen)
Outer display probably max 2" could be smaller even. With notification suppor, music player suppor, toggle swtiches, but not meant to be used for full functionality, that is only a flip away after all.
a good main camera (on the lid, with support to use the outer display as viewfinder, all those selfies).
And CPU/GPU specs adjusted for the smaller lower resolution screen, but still offering good performance.
The smart-flip-phones we see today are much bigger than ear to mouth distance when open, and that is how you are supposed to talk in to a flip-phone.
Also when in pockets they are like thick touch only phones, since the size of the display is the same, but it also needs two displays and the key pad.
Really then, what is the advantage?
If you are dead set on having a big display, they just use one, and swiwel hinge, so you can the display protected in your pocket, but still has that touch only experience when you want that. Or use num-pad + screen when you want that.
Jack, 15 Oct 2014If this phone gonna sold for $150 Imma buy this one$150 for S801, 2GB RAM, 4k video recording, etc.? Dream on, bro.
i want a bar phone with android (whatever from ics to jb) 3g between the range inr. 4000 to 5000. samsung can u make it i just fade up with touch screen phone.
thenerd, 15 Oct 2014no wonder Samsung does not give updates to certain phones, they have too many Galaxy phones in... moreThey give updates to all galaxy phones and im using galaxy win and they keep on updating it
frankly speaking i do miss the calm shell and slider designs its too boring to get only touch phone with out any movements !!
Manhatten, 15 Oct 2014total stupity ! who wants it with buttons? even with Snapdragon 801, it`ll lose to many phone ... moreThere are people who wants clamshell devices, but they can't buy one with a good camera for example.
4.6 inch clamshell mobile phone? Man, that is going to be huge!
total stupity ! who wants it with buttons? even with Snapdragon 801, it`ll lose to many phone :D and its not just outdated, its outstandart as well
Freddysuleman, 15 Oct 2014saweeeeeeet a flip phone with killer specs outdated specs, nothing special here. move along
no wonder Samsung does not give updates to certain phones, they have too many Galaxy phones in the market.....that being said, this is a very promising phone, I'd buy it solely for the clam shell design