Very impressive, looking forward to when these are available for cheaper and when Apple invents one.
This is the sort of thing that might get me to finally get off my lazy ass, and get out of the iOS ecosystem. I'm pissed at Apple for killing the SE/4" screen format (I want smaller in the pocket) and the XS is just stupid expensive. This kinda might be a decent compromise, you know, if it WASN'T $2,000!
I like that it's "smaller" as a phone, and thicker (both features I kinda like, makes it easier to hang on to while talking on the phone, not that I do that often.
And I like that it's larger as a tablet. The big-ole Phablet's have always annoyed me because I don't wear pants with that much pocket, or if I do, I don't want that much phone in them. And I want a larger tablet screen (not a lot larger, 7.5-8.5" is about perfect IMO).
But holy carp. $2,000 is insane. The price-race really has to stop already.
These are phones, boring at that and they are not desktop replacements. Yeah, you cannot take you laptop or desktop onto the toilet, there is that.
I was hoping it would fold out to a qwerty keyboard in landscape orientation so i can type on it like a miniature laptop, fold it up and stick it in my pocket when im done. Why is this still not a thing?
That device is going to fail the bend test, when someone snaps the hinge by overflexing it.
"The new material makes Galaxy Fold flexible and tough, built to last" If it bends its also going to scratch. Screens will be scratched or delaminating in months. Lets have a look at once of these used for real after 3 months. Any bets on how good the screen surface will be looking?
Does it have HDMI and/or Display Port?
It seems to be in the Light Laptop area.
I've my eye on the Xiaomi Mi 9
Make a phone twice as thick, that you have to unfold for a screen thats more useful as a tablet than a phone that costs $2k...
Me: Ok, how about adding just 1mm to thickness to give a much larger removable battery, SD slot, 3.5mm in a standard phone format?
MFGs: Fuck off, here is a USB-C dongle.
As time goes on I see less and less phones I would want to own.
A screen should have square edges, I don't want the screen to fill the entire front of the device I hate those phones with "infinite" screens the same as the ones with the notch. It should have a bezel that goes all around the screen.How did you live with phones that didn't have edge to edge displays?
I still have my G7 edge... love this phone.. but I'm on my 2nd battery case.. last (5000mAh) one took a shit, so my new case has a 8000mAh battery (can go the whole weekend easy)... so now my phone is about an inch thick and weighs about 1.5 pounds, and if fits great in my hand.. hate the curved edges, they dont do well with my shrek hands... That folding phone only has 4300+mAh..... no way to put a battery case on that sucker... would look like you're carrying around a car battery ...
Sounds like you really want this: https://www.palm.com/Make an s8 size phone...which is the s8 size when unfolded. I want a phone which can fit in my back pocket and not crack when I sit down.
Not a camera.
Not a 6-lense media...thing.
Not an attempt at being a notebook that can make calls.
meh, I'll stick with my many years old $150 J-series samsung... great battery life and works just fine for 99% of my tasks - can't play games or big videos but that's probably a good thing in my case
compared it someone's newer iphone and was like "ffs I saved a ton of money not going for flagship/iphone stuff"
I would have preferred something like this where the screen rolls up into a compact device when not in use:
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The Samsung phone is too small and thick when folded and not large enough as a tablet when unfolded. The technology for rollable oled is here since LG has a TV that does it so Samsung missed the mark with this device.