Other First smartphone with no Notch(this might be the future)

DJ_Smith

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I pretty much like the idea. Slide up to enable camera and earpiece.
 

Relentless Power

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I pretty much like the idea. Slide up to enable camera and earpiece.
To me, the fact that it has a slider is more likely for something to go wrong mechanically overtime, and personally I find that kind of gimmicky in my opinion. I can appreciate ingenuity that’s offering something ‘different’ that the other tech Giants are not doing, but I’m not sure that this would be any type of ‘game changer’ by any means.
 

Beachguy

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I remember back in the day when having a notch was something to look down on a phone about. How Apple convinced people it was cool escapes me, but I'll wait to buy a new phone until it disappears. Ugh.

As to the slider... Ummmmm... okay then. No, not interested.

Side note: Never have seen this guy before, but his review style in this video appeals to me. I may have to watch for more...
 
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raylo32

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What would be really cool is if they could develop OLEDs whose pixels could be made to go clear over the lens(es) during shutter operation in selfie mode.

There's been developments with sensors under the screen, including camera's, that I think are the future.
 

adamgbiggs

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That’s aweful, a lot of the good old Nokia phones had sliders and some of those would wobble etc, grit/dirt would get down into the slide, wouldn’t want moving parts on my device.

Adam.
 
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raylo32

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O, c'mon, this is the Apple way. The could sell horse poop and people would eat it up like it was chocolate ice cream and claim that this is how it should have always been.

I remember back in the day when having a notch was something to look down on a phone about. How Apple convinced people it was cool escapes me, but I'll wait to buy a new phone until it disappears. Ugh.

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kasakka

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I find FaceID so convenient on the iPhone XS that I would not want to go back to fingerprint sensor or having to pop up a slider like this to use the front camera array.

Also god damn that Unbox Therapy guy's delivery is annoying. Why does he yell half the words that come out of his mouth?
 
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jk1211

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Slider phones are terrible, they were all over in the 2000s. The build is often crap due to slop in the slider mechanism and kiss water resistance goodbye. Slider phones were all crap quality.

It also limits the battery size since the phone is 2 pieces. This is not the future at all. The future is sensors under the display.