09-22-2018 02:35 PM
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  1. James Falconer's Avatar
    Seems like this may be the year we get our first 'foldable' smartphone, with the Samsung Galaxy X. The tech has been around for years (since 2010, at least), but now the timing may be right for Samsung to pull the trigger.

    We've seen the Axon M launch late last year, a dual display phone, hinged in the middle. Interesting for sure, but I'd like to see something without a hinge. A true 'foldable!'.

    What do you think we're going to see in the Galaxy X? Hinged, or something truly foldable?
    Morty2264 likes this.
    01-22-2018 10:53 AM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    I hope it is not hinged - I'm not interested at the moment, but that's only because I haven't been able to think of how it'd be interesting or useful to me. Once I see the presentation I'm probably going to be all about it.
    01-22-2018 12:17 PM
  3. Tim1954's Avatar
    I'm not interested in folding phones as such, but a bit more flexibility would be sweet. These delicate glass devices are a bit too much. Might consider the S9 Active this year, I'm tired of having to be so careful with my phone. And I don't much like the edge screen either...
    But certainly, the technology is amazing
    mundo472 likes this.
    01-22-2018 12:30 PM
  4. jasonandrews25788's Avatar
    it depends on how they'll implement it.
    01-22-2018 01:04 PM
  5. belodion's Avatar
    It’s clever, but it doesn’t grab my interest.
    01-22-2018 01:32 PM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'm not interested. The design would be too cumbersome to carry around and use, plus moving parts add an additional potential failure point.
    mundo472 likes this.
    01-22-2018 01:40 PM
  7. Morty2264's Avatar
    I'm not very interested in a foldable phone for myself; however, I am very interested in seeing how they "will come about" and it'll be cool to test them out in the store.

    As far as what we'd probably see in the foldable phone, I think it will be hinge-less - with state of the art tech. It's Samsung, after all - I'm sure they'll pull out all the stops for this phone!
    01-23-2018 03:45 PM
  8. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    The only way I'd be interested in a foldable phone is if it was hinge-less, not delicate, and have all the current specs for 2018 (SD 845, etc).
    01-23-2018 07:20 PM
  9. cjb44's Avatar
    I'm not interested in folding phones as such, but a bit more flexibility would be sweet. These delicate glass devices are a bit too much. Might consider the S9 Active this year, I'm tired of having to be so careful with my phone. And I don't much like the edge screen either...
    But certainly, the technology is amazing
    I have the S8 Active and love how durable it is. I got it because of the battery, durability and the lack of an edge screen.
    Tim1954 likes this.
    01-24-2018 07:26 AM
  10. Robert Paulsen's Avatar
    I'd like my s8+ to fold in half. Old school clam-shell style. I don't need this massive thing most of the time, but I need it.

    I think the flexible screens will allow stupid-large screens. I magine a tri-fold wallet design? Goodbye tablets!
    Morty2264 likes this.
    01-24-2018 07:46 AM
  11. Morty2264's Avatar
    I'd like my s8+ to fold in half. Old school clam-shell style. I don't need this massive thing most of the time, but I need it.

    I think the flexible screens will allow stupid-large screens. I magine a tri-fold wallet design? Goodbye tablets!
    Ooohhh a tri-fold hardware design is an interesting notion! Imagine if it folds out like a map and it's actually huge?! 😜
    01-24-2018 08:24 AM
  12. hgoldner#CB's Avatar
    This discussion doesn't make sense. When I *see* a foldable smartphone, I'll make a decision. The ancient Palm Pre was "foldable". It was a good design I would have used if the system had worked with Exchange reliably back in 2010. If a similar functionality and design arrives in an Android device, I'd certainly look at it. "Foldable" is too vague a characteristic to be a determinative factor. Let's see the actual product first.
    01-24-2018 09:45 AM
  13. airos4's Avatar
    I'd be interested in something as a concept. Depends how it works. If you could carry something the dimensions of my old RAZR V3M, then open it /unfold it to be the size of a normal portrait mode phone, then open it on the other axis to be a tablet when I need that... yeah, I'd like that
    01-24-2018 11:04 AM
  14. Mooncatt's Avatar
    These delicate glass devices are a bit too much. Might consider the S9 Active this year, I'm tired of having to be so careful with my phone.
    Or they could stop making glass body phones and go back to metal or plastic so they can take more of a beating.

    To the topic at hand, I loved my old clamshell phone. Not sure I'd want to go back to a foldable now, though. I would want a hinge so I didn't have to worry about the screen durability, but putting a hinge on it would either reduce the size of the screen or make the phone HUGE (I wouldn't want the display stretched across the hinge). Could you imagine something like the V20 as a clamshell that opened up and was twice as long?
    Tim1954, mundo472 and Laura Knotek like this.
    01-24-2018 11:14 AM
  15. Stanley Kubrick's Avatar
    Useless...just like curved screens and glass backs. People get all caught up in fancy-shmancy gimmicks only to regret it later when their delicate, overpriced slab of glass scratches or shatters into a million pieces. We need to get back to good quality plastic backs, FLAT screens that can hold a glass protector, replaceable batteries, and KEEP THE HEADPHONE JACKS!!!!!
    judeawful, Jay Sacks and J Dubbs like this.
    01-27-2018 04:24 PM
  16. chanchan05's Avatar
    Useless...just like curved screens and glass backs. People get all caught up in fancy-shmancy gimmicks only to regret it later when their delicate, overpriced slab of glass scratches or shatters into a million pieces. We need to get back to good quality plastic backs, FLAT screens that can hold a glass protector, replaceable batteries, and KEEP THE HEADPHONE JACKS!!!!!
    Actually it's pretty useful depending on the design. In my case it would save me from having to carry around a separate tablet from my phone.
    01-27-2018 04:55 PM
  17. captivedroid's Avatar
    Not looking forward to a foldable Galaxy X phone. I'd rather quit cold-turkey the Galaxy flagship (I'm actually hoping to get Galaxy X Note phone as long as it doesn't follow the foldable trend.) and have the original Galaxy Note phone size.

    IMO, it could be a bigger setback than exploding batteries if the phone doesn't sell.
    01-28-2018 07:17 AM
  18. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    I think it would be dope if my phone could fold into a tablet. Not like that zte though. That thing is trash looking.
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    02-02-2018 01:03 AM
  19. Nubwy's Avatar
    Unless it's on a hinge free device, not interested.
    02-06-2018 05:30 PM
  20. brau0303's Avatar
    I would be interested in a device that opens up into a tablet (I don't think a roll out screen would be very good because it would not provide a stable usage platform).

    Cheers,
    BR
    03-14-2018 09:15 AM
  21. tube517's Avatar
    I'd rather have a clamshell than the Axon M foldable style
    03-14-2018 11:00 AM
  22. mundo472's Avatar
    yeah, the hinge/2-screen model is entirely uninteresting. I love the idea of a folding screen but have gotten so used to pulling out the phone, unlocking, and there-you-are that I'm not sure additional another step (unfolding) is something I'll jump at
    03-29-2018 05:38 AM
  23. Aryanshu's Avatar
    Not really. I think the Galaxy X would be a product meant for beta testing foldable smartphones,to test if the market is ready for it. Like Samsung did with the Note Edge for the edge dialsplay or the note for the SPen. If their product does well, they will soon release a much better version of it. Then I may get interested in it. Their first foldable smartphone may have some caveats which are unheard of. To not face any problem in the future, Samsung could learn from their 1st attempt and potentially release the X2 or something else as their mainstream foldable phone.
    04-03-2018 08:09 AM
  24. Goosinurwife's Avatar
    if the new samsung x is like i imagin it to be foldable and 7 inch and 8k resolution then its a winner
    05-08-2018 03:17 PM
  25. cardboard60's Avatar
    Foldable phone has to be easy to break. And since it gets dropped all the time and its in my pocket. Why would I even consider a foldable phone. Who cares about insurance it you break it easy.
    05-14-2018 07:38 AM
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