Foldable phones are coming

Discussion in 'mobiles, tablets and wearable tech' started by editor, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

    Agreed, phrasing is important. I'd hope it'd last the length of a contract but wouldn't expect a day more. The testing machines shown are also giving gentle and perfectly uniform open and closes. With your thumbs pulling the phone apart at the bottom of the screen or diagonally for example it's going to put extra strain on the screen/hinge and that time it get shut on a pound coin or your mate tries to open it the wrong way when he's a bit fucked is going to be far more important to it's lifespan.
     
  2. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    This guys LOVES it

     
  3. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    He's annoying.
     
  4. BristolEcho

    BristolEcho Well-Known Member

    He's no Flossy for sure.
     
  5. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    Look, you naysayers!

    https://gizmodo.com/damn-could-the-samsung-galaxy-fold-be-worth-it-1834052626

    https://gizmodo.com/samsung-galaxy-fold-our-closest-look-yet-at-the-next-g-1834075012
     
  6. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    <think the voice of the Fonze>

    Sit on it.
     
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  7. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    You'll have one in a few years when they become ubiquitous.
     
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  8. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    I'll certainly consider it when I've seen all the real world testing of the durability of the things and they are a few models in.
     
  9. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    I would certainly consider it. I do question the robustness though.
     
  10. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Gabba Gabba-pentin

    This, at present anyway
     
  11. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    I’ll have one when my work buys me one. I’m likely to be retired before that day comes!
     
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  12. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    Well it's clearly early days but the concept is fantastic, even if the execution isn't quite 100% yet.

    Samsung have already sold out the pre-orders. It makes iPhones look positively ancient.
     
  13. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    Yup. Let others pay the eye watering prices whilst they iron out the bugs...
     
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  14. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    Surely iron out the creases?
     
  15. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    The crease is pretty much a non issue.
     
  16. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    TAKE MY MONEY!



    *well when it gets to at least a quarter of the price
     
  17. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Gabba Gabba-pentin

    Doesn't it, though. Be interesting to see how this form factor develops and how artificially high the prices remain.

    I'd also be interested in how much lint and shit accrues in that gap at the top of the fold on the Samsung.

    As you say, though, exciting times.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2019
  18. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Gabba Gabba-pentin

    Aye. Two large is a daft price. Early adopter pricing innit.
     
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  19. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    I just wish this would go mainstream ASAP!

    Samsung Galaxy Fold review (early verdict): we're sold on the fold
     
  20. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Gabba Gabba-pentin

  21. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

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  22. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Gabba Gabba-pentin

    Blimey, imagine how daft you'd feel after realising you'd done that :(
     
  23. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    Remember what I said about wanting a robust case and not seeing how it would be achievable?
     
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  24. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    I often love to be on the bleeding edge of tech but there is no way I will be taking that view with foldable screen devices. I remain pretty skeptical about the whole thing at this stage, I suspect its all still rather half-baked and asking for trouble.

    Reviewers erroneously removing the top layer is not the only issue, some of the broken screens had not had this done to them before failure.
     
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  25. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    Indeed, the article is worth a read. I note:

    “At this point at least four different devices have failed, which may not seem like a lot until you realize that there are perhaps only a few dozen Galaxy Folds in the hands of people outside of Samsung employees.”

    And

    “At least two of the reports of failed displays came while the Galaxy Fold's top layer was kept in place and undamaged, which points to the larger discussion of just how fragile the display technology is no matter what you do.”
     
  26. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Seems pretty fragile, especially with the hinge issue - I don't think I'd pay that much for a phone that hadn't been field-tested by a toddler for a week.
     
  27. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    on a plus side none of them have caught fire yet :thumbs:
     
  28. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Gabba Gabba-pentin

    They'll improve and be free with a contract soonish, what, 2 years time?
     
  29. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    Sounds like this could be a disaster for the company. And all because they're trying to solve a problem nobody really had.
     
  30. 8ball

    8ball BUY QUALITY SLAT NOW!!

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