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To fold, or not to fold.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lunatic59, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. Brian706

    Brian706 I like turtles!

    Yeah but why? Change my mind.

  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Do you have one? If so, you might let us know what your practical experiences with it are
  3. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    It's actually $2,000
  4. ilordvader

    ilordvader Well-Known Member

    New Relase date is June 13 👍🏻 AT&T
    Dont worry its not Friday 13 lol 🤣
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  5. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    or April 1st? ;)
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  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Did Samsung not actually test the things properly, before letting reviewers have them, and them all breaking?

    A PR disaster IMO.
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  7. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter

    Yes, they are working on some bugs, but things like this happen. I feel like they will get act together before release. But we'll see. Plus, the made a profit the year their phones were *blowing up* so I think they'll be fine :)
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  8. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    i think it is a disaster of sorts. it did put the phone in the front of some people's mind....maybe not in a good way. I agree that samsung will be fine. i am waiting for version 2.0 before i am willing to spend my money on it.
  9. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    The speed with which a significant fraction of devices failed when put in the field does raise questions about their testing and what actually drives their schedules. Obviously we've no inside knowledge, but the first two thoughts that come to mind are that the testing was inadequate and that the schedule was driven by management or marketing priorities rather than the readiness of the product.

    I think the first is unarguable: whatever tests Samsung did were clearly inadequate. Whether this is because they just didn't do any real world testing (just used it in the lab in controlled conditions), or because there was a difference between test samples and mass-produced models (they wouldn't be the first to have made that mistake) we cannot know, but there's no avoiding the fact that a significant fraction failed quickly. There had to be something badly wrong with their testing to miss that.

    The second is harder to know, but is a common factor in these stories and Samsung have form with being a hierarchical, top-down, command-driven organisation, so I'd not be surprised if that had been a factor in poor decision making.

    In any event yes, this is an embarrassment rather than a disaster. This is a showcase device, not a mass-market product that was intended to provide a significant chunk of the year's sales, and the failure isn't endangering anyone. So it's not as significant as the Note 7 failure.
  10. Deleted User

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    Well it's got us all talking about Samsung, so mission accomplished I suppose. And it seems that any publicity is good with a company this size. Even their exploding phones didn't make a dent in profits, so a turkey folding phone probably isn't going to hurt them either.
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  11. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Personally if they want me to buy one of their devices the 2 best ways would be:

    1) to put a modern SoC in their flagship tablet and develop the Linux on Dex project further (a tablet I would switch between Android and Linux and run both properly would be a good selling point, but my impression is that it is a bit limited at present).

    2) sell the s855 S10e in the UK rather than the Exynos model (the Qualcomm SoCs have been consistently better for years now and also allow you to use a GCam port rather than having to use Samsung's image processing, which still has some of their traditional flaws. But most people don't know and using their own SoCs is more profitable for Samsung, so that's obviously not going to happen).

    And the fact that it's the s10e I mentioned there, rather than any of their other devices, tells you how far I am from being the market for their first generation folder (which costs almost twice as much as an s10e + a Tab S4 combined, while not being as good a phone as the s10e or a tablet as the S4, so would not make sense to me even if it were flawless).
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  12. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Apparently Samsung have been working on foldable AMOLED screens for at least eight years

    Maybe a few more months and Samsung can eventually get it right? Or perhaps they'll just forget about it for the short term at least?
  13. ilordvader

    ilordvader Well-Known Member

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  14. Well, I personally am not interested with that Samsung. I prefer to use the compact S10e. I don't see why I would need a fold-able phone, though.
  15. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    That one didn't break, but it looks like it developed a tumour in the fold, which would probably spread and fail eventually.
  16. ilordvader

    ilordvader Well-Known Member

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  17. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    The "crease" totally turned me off.
  18. ilordvader

    ilordvader Well-Known Member

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  20. ilordvader

    ilordvader Well-Known Member

    😎 New Update
  21. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Do not fold. Starts out looking cool but eventually comes to a crease. Physics.
  22. ilordvader

    ilordvader Well-Known Member

    To be relased in July 2019
  23. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    No one else saw a dual screen flip phone available online? :rob:
    Japan only? :(
  24. ilordvader

    ilordvader Well-Known Member

    Never thought it will ever happen after Note 7

    Rest in peace Galaxy Fold


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