It's a Samsung...
...so there will be a catch, even if it's not a visible one on the case.
Samsung has unfolded its Galaxy Z Flip, its second stab at the nascent foldable phone market – which the vendor will be hoping goes better than the previous model that fell apart in the hands of multiple reviewers. Perhaps the biggest difference between the two generations is the display, which is constructed out of flexible …
The main selling point here, really, is the things the folding make possible. Spec-wise, it's more in the wheelhouse of the S10 than the S20 (which, as I have mentioned elsewhere, to me feels like a whole load of power searching for a purpose as I don't play high end phone games, and 5G is unlikely to be available in many of the places I need to go in the next two years.)
A phone with a screen I can watch movies on and with that size when closed for stowage? That's an interesting proposition, as long as the hardware holds up.
Also, a customer service bod at Vodafone claims they'll be opening this up for preorder later this month. YMMV.
With all the hoopla around 5G for the past months, they are selling a high end foldable without 5G ? Are they setting themselves up for failure ?
I cannot fathom the rationale behind that decision. Samsung is pushing 5G in all of its new models, and now this. Did Samsung marketers deem that the target market for that model was not interested in 5G ? But, if that's the case, then what was the point of all the marketing pushing 5G ?
So many questions . .
Since ratios are supposed to always be Integers (or at least that's what my A Level Maths teacher taught me), the correct ratio is 219:90.
However, if you are going to use decimal places, then all ratios should be relative to 1 so your 21.9:9 is in fact 2.43:1 (to two decimal places). Cinema screens are 1.85:1 or 2.39:1, and HD TVs are 1.78:1 It's much easier to compare stuff if you stick to ONE standard method. YES, I'm getting my coat already! :-)
I don't get it. Even though I had a RAZR back in the day and thought it was the mutt's nuts.
But that was the noughties. Today, the pockets on all my clothes have evolved to accomodate the form factor of most mobiles.
Sammy are asking me to buy something that:
- will disappear too far into my pocket for me to reach without contorting my hands, figures and body;
- is twice as thick; and
- has a mechanical/foldy/likely-to-be-breaky component.
Then it's not for you; it's not for me either, though my pockets haven't grown. But you should watch how other people react to it. For many, particularly women, a more compact phone that will fit into a small bag is desirable. I've only seen a couple of non-tech previews but the compact nature did seem to impress a lot of people and the folding away will probably mean fewer smashed screens. This has to be balanced with the unknown wear and tear of the folding screen.
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