Foldable phones are cool tech the only downside is the price of phones but a few years from now these phones will start to get cheap then we will be able afford them. Can't wait to own one when prices drop in the future.
samsung is now stagnant with its S series & they have nothing to do rather launching such useless & impractical phones. Better they should focus on their OS TIZEN & make it available for mass use in their future phones.
This design will not see the light of day. A total failure for Samsung. Even if they do try to seal it up and resell it it will be even worse. How long did it take for Sammy to bring the note Fe back to market. By then the Mate x will be out and set the bar for foldables.
is the line down the middle as thick as it is when it gets folded?
That hinge looks so... stupid and ugly. As a concept maybe is right but as final product doesn't look good enough and fails, a total disaster. I like Samsung products but not this one.
Anonymous, 28 Apr 2019This thing is ugly!The Royole FlexPai is uglier. But a real beauty is the Mate X.
RAMZES, 27 Apr 2019Samsung: We have the first Foldable phone Nokia 9210i communicator: Am I a joke to you?But is the second one!
it's like the tesla of phones, expensive, futuristic, high specifications and high tech, yet has significant reliability issues, maybe a few generations time, ie, circa 2022, we will get truely game changer, but i can't see anyone brave enough to spend US$2200 on a fragile and risky product which probably only have 2.5 years lifespan anyway,
"Never seen before form factor". So dramatic.
The form factor itself HAS been seen before, quite frankly the communicator lines that Nokia released over a decade ago. It's essentially what the "Fold" is, just with better technology that makes the device more useful.
In essence it's a good concept, and I hope that in a few years this standard will have evolved to be as reliable as current smartphones.
Not suprised if it easily scratches since it only has a PLASTIC/LAMINATED SCREEN and middle part will obviously break from constant folding.
Anonymous, 27 Apr 2019Because it is not the main screen. There's a normal screen inside. Don't feel hurt for Sony.Yeah, which is even worse for having a ridiculous cutout at the top right corner, which simply ruins the overall big screen experience.
Not to mention the ratio of the main display. I mean, is there still new contents made in that specific ratio?
With the rise of online movie streaming platforms, the new ratio will be beneficial for viewing more content, especially films which were mostly shot originally in 21:9 ratio.
Now of course 21:9 display for smartphones will simply get a lot of hate since it's not a very popular name that came with it, but as soon as the big dogs start to follow suit, it'll definitely be a big thing (both literally and figuratively).