Samsung Again Teases Foldable Smartphone Ahead of February 20 Event

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  1. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040

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    If Apple makes one, people will buy it. That's not even the question right now. The questions in my mind are whether or not this thing will actually be good, how many Android users will want one, how many iOS users will switch to Android to get one, and whether developers find it worthwhile or not.
     
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    The Future is here.
    At least some companies innovate while others just increase the screens, and the price. ;)
     
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    I think people are a bit overly optimistic about this device's screen size when it's unfolded. I guess you could count it as tablet sized, but it would be a VERY small tablet.
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    The price tag on this phone is going to be significantly higher than any iPhone.
     
  4. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God

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    Sure, but this one is way... way more innovative than any iPhone ever made. It will certainly do much more than any iPhone in the next 5 years ... or 10.
     
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    This comment is definitely not going to age well.
     
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    Since it's a fact it's going to age pretty well. Have a great day.
     
  7. maverick2007 macrumors regular

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    Apple is focusing in Emoji innovation and Samsung is spending their time somewhere developing awesome stuff!!!! Bring on Emoji Apple!!!!!
     
  8. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God

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    For the Emoji!
     
  9. waquzy macrumors 6502a

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    Really? It's looks absolutely rubbish
     
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    I'll bookmark it for later when it turns out to be 100% BS.
     
  11. Gilligan's last elephant macrumors 6502a

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    I remember all these kind of comments about Samsung Note when it came out :)
     
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    Were you guys also the ones that predicted everyone would own a Surface too?
     
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    I'll withhold my judgement until I actually see one. Hope it goes well.
     
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    Samsung's inspiration for their next gen phone:

     
  16. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020

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    Apple will take 3 years or more to catch up to this......once its perfected by Samsung...Apple will be all in with theirs coming out.... acting like its a device no one has ever seen before...
     
  17. KPandian1 macrumors 65816

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    How long will it take for "Flex-gate" to hit this display - 6-months or a year?

    Another gimmick like the curved TV screens.

    Apple, don't go there. Get your laptops' flexion correct first; or, just all of the laptop's features proper.

    Waiting for the microLED screens to show up in TVs and phones - taking too long. Is OLED killing it?
     
  18. VulchR, Feb 11, 2019 at 1:19 PM
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    'It’s a phone… It’s a tablet… It’s a phone that unfolds into a tablet!'

    It's a broken screen at the point of flexure!
     
  19. centauratlas macrumors 6502a

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    That was my thought. If you can carry something the size of an iPhone around most of the time, and then unfold it to be the size of an iPad, it is just one less thing you need to carry when traveling. This obviously isn't there yet to get to iPad size, but give it 5 or 10 years and you might unfold it out to a much larger size.
     
  20. snugja macrumors regular

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    I've been waiting for a thicker phone that folds and runs android... yeah...
     
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    How will the hinges/seams not wear out after a short while?
     
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    its over we've done a full circle
     
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    Foldable No. Stretchable Yes.
    Pull corner to desired screen size (iPad)it stays.
    Tap retract it returns to phone size. :D
     
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