Samsung Announces Galaxy S10 Event on February 20 in San Francisco, May Include Foldable Smartphone

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  1. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    That’s gimmic fluff to me
     
  2. Gilligan's last elephant macrumors 6502a

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    When watching a 16:9 video with the full height being used, there will be black bars either side horizontally, one of which will include the hole.
    I presume Samsung will provide the Hide Notch function which will dedicate the screen at the top and left of the hole, to status/system icons.
    See top of my Huawei screen. Dark area in the middle of the row of small system/status icons is where the notch pysically is, but is unseen.

    Screenshot_20190110_171753.jpg
     
  3. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    That’s kinda the answer I figured I would get. Not shocked no offense.

    Sure Samsung users love their phones. Same with iPhone users...

    But they are boring af
     
  4. o9ski macrumors member

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    "I don't want to fold my phone."

    In 2007, I recall people saying "I do not want to touch screen. $1T later, we all know how that turned out.
     
  5. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    But isn’t this more operation than actually future hardware.

    This is what we should be excited about in upcoming future smartphone tech?
     
  6. Heineken macrumors 6502a

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    Please not this again.
     
  7. Shanghaichica macrumors G3

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    I bet it wouldn’t be if apple brought Apple Pencil support to the iPhone.
     
  8. Gilligan's last elephant macrumors 6502a

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    Or as boring as the person using it :)
     
  9. timber macrumors 6502

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    Well, they do have to sit one out. Considering that Samsung does their screens for them, Apple does need Samsung to do the work first.

    An example
    https://9to5mac.com/2018/12/12/thinner-iphones/

    This is the screen used on the Galaxies S8 and S9.
     
  10. Spoon! macrumors 6502

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    Know what’s exciting? Being able to use a custom ringtone without needing iTunes.
     
  11. forerunnerg34 macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't call them thrilling but:

    1. Always on display
    2. I have a Samsung S8, it came from N and then updated to O and was not slowed down, Samsung will release and update for P on February, no worries that the phone will be slowed down.
    3. When I bought it, iPhone X was not around and can't talk about the camera or display. But on every meeting, everybody wants a photo with the Samsung, iPhone 8 is not even close.
    4. Again, compared to iPhone 8, a better display.
    5. They came with fast charge (adapter included)
    6. Home screen personalization
    7. And Compared to iPhone X or Xs or Xr, this:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68020

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    LOL, so true. That black dot though isn't that bad. I could probably live with that. But the notch is absolutely disgusting.
     
  13. ravenstar macrumors regular

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    I pretty much agree with everything you said, except for why Samsung thinks people will pay $1500 for it. I don't understand why many people need to upgrade their phones every year, but many do. Maybe its a kind of status symbol to have the latest tech. If so, they're going to jump on a foldable phone because it's different. Forget whether its practical, functional, or durable. And if it proves to be popular, I'm sure Apple will find a way to offer something similar in their ecosystem, as refining existing technology is something Apple has long been know for. For my part, I wouldn't consider this device unless it was free until I knew more about its reliability. In all my experience, flexible electronics have been notoriously unreliable, and I haven't seen anything that suggests why folding screens are different.
     
  14. Gilligan's last elephant, Jan 10, 2019
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    Gilligan's last elephant macrumors 6502a

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    As I understand, the lowest cost version of S10 will have a flat screen.
     
  15. Morgenland macrumors 6502

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    We'll see if your advance praise is appropriate.
     
  16. panangi macrumors member

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    Well, Almost all the premium top shelf Android Phones also sport a notch now... So.. Notch no longer an Apple Exclusive anymore!!
     
  17. H2SO4 macrumors 601

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    So don't. If I have a piece of paper I don't want creased - I don't fold it.

    I'm intrigued to see how they are going to make this durable enough to last a week.
     
  18. Morgenland macrumors 6502

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    Who are you writing this to? Your fanboys can be found on other sites
     
  19. 7thson macrumors 6502a

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    My promise to you is this: if you don’t want a foldable phone you don’t have to own a foldable phone. You can keep your old phone. It’ll just be old. And it won’t fold. But it will still work just fine. Unless you fold it.
     
  20. Jack Burton macrumors 6502a

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    I want to fold your phone.
     
  21. DNichter macrumors 604

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    Seems about the same as the S8 and S9 from what I have read. Not too impressed with anything hardware related nowadays (Apple included). It all comes down to software and Android is still the same as it was 3 years ago. Apple is not all that better, but they have shown a willingness lately to make changes and I hope that continues with iOS 13.
     
  22. Gilligan's last elephant macrumors 6502a

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    So do people who like SE size phones never use a tablet?
     
  23. Morgenland, Jan 10, 2019
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    Morgenland macrumors 6502

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    Don't you think the venue was chosen for the purpose of provocation? San Francisco is not a cosmopolitan city with unsaturated customer market. Where's the pretty big deal on this?
    (Brexit-London is now also no longer. Unfortunately.)
     
  24. Mike MA macrumors 68000

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    Let me help you out on this one to move this forward:

    "So you're opposed to innovation?"
    "No, I'm not, I see other fields with room for improvement first".
    "Ok, got you".
    "There you go, but interesting to see what comes out of it".
     

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