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    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 teased at Unpacked event

    Top IT industry analyst says changes to the Fold2 "addressed all my issues".
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    Re: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 teased at Unpacked event

    My latest phone has, what I thought was, a ludicrous amount of RAM at 12GB.

    How, I ask thee, does it manage to use 8-9GB in just normal, everyday use?

    It's mental.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 teased at Unpacked event

    Urgh STILL got a hole in the screen.

    I'd buy a fold. I would even pay the silly prices they will no doubt ask for the v2.....But not when the screen has a hole in it

    Sony can do it, heck even Asus can do it, but apparently Samsung can't.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 teased at Unpacked event

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    My latest phone has, what I thought was, a ludicrous amount of RAM at 12GB.

    How, I ask thee, does it manage to use 8-9GB in just normal, everyday use?

    It's mental.
    The same way as Windows does.

    Using more memory at idle means lower access times for more things, so it's best to keep the memory loaded up until you need to do something which uses more of it.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 teased at Unpacked event

    Windows use the RAM bad then, here i have 4.3 GB in use, out of 64 GB, thats not use, thats barely a scratch in the surface.

    Maybe me cracking my cat O nine tails over windows have been too much for it.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 teased at Unpacked event

    Quote Originally Posted by Gentle Viking View Post
    Windows use the RAM bad then, here i have 4.3 GB in use, out of 64 GB, thats not use, thats barely a scratch in the surface.

    Maybe me cracking my cat O nine tails over windows have been too much for it.
    Check Resource Monitor, not just task manager. While my laptop technically has 2.5GB (of 8GB) 'available', only ~ 950MB of that is actually 'free' - the other 1.5GB is 'standby' - i.e. a cache of stuff that isn't in use but might be needed or has recently been used. I'd be interested to know how those figures differ on laptops with vastly more memory (perhaps I'll remember to check on my work laptop tomorrow?! )

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 teased at Unpacked event

    it's a phone ... you use it to call your mates or walk head down looking at it while everyone else looks at you and thinks "w@nker!"

    Who actually needs this?

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 teased at Unpacked event

    I use my phone for working on a lot. To the extent that I've seriously considered whether I should drop £800 on a Cosmo Communicator before (spoilers: I shouldn't, and haven't). A device the size of my phone, but with the utility of a tablet, has a certain appeal.

    Probably still not enough for me to buy one, mind you. But I can see exactly why it would appeal. And halo products only need a *very* niche appeal to work.

    OTOH I'm with Holly Brockwell when she says it should come with an s-pen - it's the perfect form factor for it.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 teased at Unpacked event

    The price will be as crazy as the last time, but I doubt that device will be much better, it is just second generation.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 teased at Unpacked event

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubarb View Post
    it's a phone ... you use it to call your mates or walk head down looking at it while everyone else looks at you and thinks "w@nker!"
    Who actually needs this?
    For the best part of the previous two decades, my 'phone' has basically been a PDA with telephone functions built in. I rarely take/make calls, compared to how much I use it as a portable computer.
    While a tablet device is not my first choice, the shortcomings of other options mean this one is something I at least look at. But probably not at that price... I'll likely be buying into this once they're free with a £25 contract.

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    I use my phone for working on a lot. To the extent that I've seriously considered whether I should drop £800 on a Cosmo Communicator before (spoilers: I shouldn't, and haven't). A device the size of my phone, but with the utility of a tablet, has a certain appeal.
    Likewise, along with the Gemini. Still not entirely sure they'll serve my purpose, and it's a lot of money.... but so very very cool!
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    Re: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 teased at Unpacked event

    I bough the first one on launch direct from Samsung, and will be doing the same here when this comes out. Looks to address all the short comings of the current one.

    The current Fold definitely has its short comings but the screen space for me means I'd struggle to every go back to a none folding phone now. Lots of travel with work means the larger screen is perfect for reading news and watching YouTube etc. Battery life on it is also outstanding.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 teased at Unpacked event

    Keeping a phone running 24/7 will also tend to fill up the RAM with cached stuff - you might just launch that app you used once a few months ago, so if nothing else needs the RAM then there's no reason to clear it. On a PC OTOH it gets the luxury of regular restarts

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