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Foldable phones are coming

pesh

Well-Known Member
it's going to be even funnier if Huawei manage to release their foldable phone first now. especially if its not held together by a screen protector and it works.
 

editor

hiraethified
Yeah, then consumers will be able to choose between a foldable phone that doesn’t work, or one that spies on them for the Chinese government :D

What a world we live in :cool:
Well, you're clearly living in a fantasy world of FUD. Still, if you want to keep paying huge amounts for a handset that is matched and surpassed by ones half the price, that's your call.
 

Don Troooomp

Condescension and embedded self importance
Well, you're clearly living in a fantasy world of FUD. Still, if you want to keep paying huge amounts for a handset that is matched and surpassed by ones half the price, that's your call.
Buying on capability against your personal needs is the key - Buying because it's the latest toy is pointless. I won't be buying a folding phone in the foreseeable future because they don't fit my needs; that and I rarely buy brand new radial tech until it's had a proving time so I know it's likely to work.
I bought my latest Note 9 because I wanted the 512 gig memory so I didn't have to mess with memory sticks, and I wanted the output to HDMI/RGB the thing offers, and the pen acting as a Ppt remote is a handy bonus. I have to travel a lot at the moment so I can now skip taking my tablets as the phone will handle presentations nicely, and those nights alone in hotel rooms are shortened with my movie collection and playing on the internet. If I want a big screen, I have a sweet pico projector I can hook up to the phone.

Saying that, if you have so much cash it doesn't matter - what the fuck, indulge yourself in a folder if you're that way out.
 
Possibly one of the greatest understatements ever from the Samsung press office [emoji16]

“While many reviewers shared with us the vast potential they see, some also showed us how the device needs further improvements that could ensure the best possible user experience.”
 

beesonthewhatnow

going deaf for a living
Possibly one of the greatest understatements ever from the Samsung press office [emoji16]

“While many reviewers shared with us the vast potential they see, some also showed us how the device needs further improvements that could ensure the best possible user experience.”
:D :D :D
 

editor

hiraethified
I think it's a distinct possibility. They have to wait their turn after Google and the CIA though.
They must be awfully good at it if no-one has managed to extract any proof yet.

Still, them peeking at my drunken WhatsApp messages is almost worth it given the fucking amazing camera that comes with my phone. Makes many far more expensive phones looks embarrassingly crap :D
 

UnderAnOpenSky

baseline neural therapy
They must be awfully good at it if no-one has managed to extract any proof yet.

Still, them peeking at my drunken WhatsApp messages is almost worth it given the fucking amazing camera that comes with my phone. Makes many far more expensive phones looks embarrassingly crap :D
Well yes. I don't actually think I'm intresting enough to spy on. And if I was I wouldnt be using a smartphone full stop.

Have you stuck with stock UI or installed a third party launcher. Any random annoyances perculiar to the brand?
 

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hiraethified
Well yes. I don't actually think I'm intresting enough to spy on. And if I was I wouldnt be using a smartphone full stop.

Have you stuck with stock UI or installed a third party launcher. Any random annoyances perculiar to the brand?
Oh, I always stick Nova Launcher on as soon as I get a new phone. It's handy that I can just import the entire layout too. Apart from that it's a bloody fantastic phone that takes photos that are nothing short of mindblowing,
 

Throbbing Angel

Gabba Gabba-pentin
Oh, I always stick Nova Launcher on as soon as I get a new phone. It's handy that I can just import the entire layout too. Apart from that it's a bloody fantastic phone that takes photos that are nothing short of mindblowing,
I was wondering how you you were getting on with EMUI and whether you'd just Nova-over-it.

Did you try EMUI?
 

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hiraethified
I was wondering how you you were getting on with EMUI and whether you'd just Nova-over-it.

Did you try EMUI?
For about 5 seconds but seeing as I really like the way Nova lets me set up things exactly as I like them (and takes moments to install), I slapped it on without bothering to faff about with EMUI.
 

NoXion

Waiting is temporary, DOOM is eternal.
Turns out that materials will get fatigued if you bend them. Who would have thought? Only everyone who ever broke a wire coathanger.
 

editor

hiraethified
What a shambles :D
You should be grateful that there's tech companies who are prepared to take risks and innovate, rather than those who churn out the same bland, predictable, overpriced inspiration-free stuff year after year.

Samsung's big flop ain't going to cost me a penny but it's given the industry a kick up the arse as foldable phones start to hit the mainstream (as they will, in time).
 
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