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    Samsung teases a vertical foldable smartphone at SDC19

    Shows the 'Galaxy Fold V' opening and closing, with an adaptive UI reacting to the changes.
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    Re: Samsung teases a vertical foldable smartphone at SDC19

    Seems like the logical thing to do seen as the first folding phone was such a massive success with no issues.

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    Re: Samsung teases a vertical foldable smartphone at SDC19

    Quote Originally Posted by MajorZod View Post
    Seems like the logical thing to do seen as the first folding phone was such a massive success with no issues.
    I think portable devices with a single, folding display, as apposed to a dual screen foldable, are a blind alley manufacturers won't keep going down for long.

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    Re: Samsung teases a vertical foldable smartphone at SDC19

    I think we will see a lot of folding phones in the future. They will wear out quicker and will have a shorter life span than standard ones. Phone companies constantly complain that not enough people upgrade regularly enough.

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    Re: Samsung teases a vertical foldable smartphone at SDC19

    Looks good to me... and I might even buy it if there's a Star Trek Tricorder app for the UI - I mean, with a form-factor like that, why else are they making it so?
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    Re: Samsung teases a vertical foldable smartphone at SDC19

    I've seen some people ask for this, but it sounds like a gimmick to me. Do we really want to pay more to fold a phone with no extra screen space? Old flip phones made sense because then it made room for the keypad, but we don't use those anymore so it just seems like new tech for the sake of new tech despite potential flaws with a foldable screen. At least with the fold you had a bigger screen, although it is too expensive for mainstream use.

    In regards to the comment to shorter lifespan phones, it is kind of funny how they want devices to be replaced more even though devices cost way more than they used to. I do find it odd how accepted that seems to be. Not that I support Apple, but the support for android devices is pretty crap, even the pixel lineup isn't as good as I'd expect for the money you spend. In the past it wasn't so much of an issue since people wanted to upgrade with the better specs you got down the line, but now smartphones are becoming increasingly "good enough" that there is less desire to upgrade as often.

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    Re: Samsung teases a vertical foldable smartphone at SDC19

    whichever way it's going to fold, I'm just not interested

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    Re: Samsung teases a vertical foldable smartphone at SDC19

    Another case of " if you can do it, don't mean you have to do it"

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    Re: Samsung teases a vertical foldable smartphone at SDC19

    In 10 years everyone will be using foldable phones

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    Re: Samsung teases a vertical foldable smartphone at SDC19

    Quote Originally Posted by MajorZod View Post
    Seems like the logical thing to do seen as the first folding phone was such a massive success with no issues.
    Samsung do seem to love jumping in feet first in these situations, just so they can say they were the first to market. The more prudent manufacturers sit back, watch and take stock.

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    Re: Samsung teases a vertical foldable smartphone at SDC19

    It's an answer to the Phablet phenomenon; we stopped miniaturising and started getting big products again which are too cumbersome to carry around, folding them restores the ability to put big screens in pockets - of course with extra thickness.

    I have never understood the desire for phones with screens so large you can't use them single-handed. It's a shame Sony aren't doing a reasonable sized Compact any more as these were perfect size.

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    Re: Samsung teases a vertical foldable smartphone at SDC19

    Quote Originally Posted by FRISH View Post
    Do we really want to pay more to fold a phone with no extra screen space?
    No, but I do want a phone that is small enough to fit in my pocket, without snapping if I ever have to sit down.
    Like Dashers said, smartphones are generally massive things - Tall, wide, thin and so utterly awkward. I have to wear combats and cargo pants for most of the year which, while not personally objectionable, isn't always appropriate. Even tailors on Saville Row said they could not always cut clothing to eliminate the issues caused by large phones... and this is from guys who can cut a suit that conceals your sidearm!
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    Re: Samsung teases a vertical foldable smartphone at SDC19

    How many people would actually buy this... seems like creating a use for folding screens now they make them, like a weird reboot of flip phones surely

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    Re: Samsung teases a vertical foldable smartphone at SDC19

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravuncher View Post
    How many people would actually buy this... seems like creating a use for folding screens now they make them, like a weird reboot of flip phones surely
    Enough people have expressed an interest in Motorola's vertical folder, that Samsung have gone and started doing their own. That's usually a sign of a product's potential...
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    Re: Samsung teases a vertical foldable smartphone at SDC19

    Neat

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