1. James Falconer's Avatar
    Searching for real world use cases for a foldable smartphone. Are there any unique scenarios where you feel a foldable phone would be amazing??
    01-22-2018 10:54 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    The concept for the phone-turns-tablet is intriguing, especially for something like the Note line. The S-Pen is great, but let's be honest, taking notes on a phone, even a phablet, is not as great as doing it on a tablet-sized screen.

    Fancy uses like 'bends to your wrist and then turns into a phone' is also something I'd like to see (probably not great and the weight would end up making my hand tired, but still cool to see) or something more mundane like 'look! it bends and now it can stand on its own!'.
    01-22-2018 11:38 AM
  3. belodion's Avatar
    It might be useful to be able to bend the screen to a curve in order to extinguish reflections, but even if that worked, I don’t know that it would be very useful.
    01-22-2018 01:36 PM
  4. Morty2264's Avatar
    Not sure how well this would work, but I'd totally bend it slightly so I could watch Netflix or movies on my bed sans issues.
    01-23-2018 03:49 PM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Better grip when filming, too? Maybe. Curve would have to be drastic for that, though.

    Also, and because the title made me think this thread was about something else completely... yeah, cases! Either they'd have to make scale-like hard cases that bend with the phone or go all-in with soft TPU. And forget about tempered glass protectors! Even thin-film ones would falter when this is bent.
    01-23-2018 04:50 PM
  6. cardboard60's Avatar
    Better grip when filming, too? Maybe. Curve would have to be drastic for that, though.

    Also, and because the title made me think this thread was about something else completely... yeah, cases! Either they'd have to make scale-like hard cases that bend with the phone or go all-in with soft TPU. And forget about tempered glass protectors! Even thin-film ones would falter when this is bent.
    Didn't the S7 Edge have a curve. Ever see how easy it was to hit the edge of the phone and make it do things that you didn't want it to do. I still have one in the drawer. Had to get a case to protect you from hitting the edge of the screen.
    NIghtmare.
    Be careful what you wish for .
    05-14-2018 07:40 AM
  7. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Didn't the S7 Edge have a curve. Ever see how easy it was to hit the edge of the phone and make it do things that you didn't want it to do. I still have one in the drawer. Had to get a case to protect you from hitting the edge of the screen.
    NIghtmare.
    Be careful what you wish for .
    It did have a curve, I also thought that palm-presses would be an issue... it wasn't. Even before the patches were released to improve it, I hardly ever had that issue without a case. BUT, on the S7 line, it did help a lot to have a case to avoid smudges and for a better grip. Newer models kept improving on the curves so they weren't as pronounced.
    05-14-2018 07:19 PM

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