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Samsung Teases New Foldable Form Factor

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Oct 29, 2019, 1:46 PM   by Rich Brome

At its annual developer conference today, Samsung teased a new folding-screen form factor that it's working on. The device resembles a tall standard smart phone that folds in half like an old clamshell phone, to form something small and square when closed. The example design shown has a single centered "hole punch" in the top of the display for a selfie camera. No other details were announced. Samsung offered a similar tease months before announcing its Galaxy Fold model.


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Nov 3, 2019, 12:43 PM


Why is this even a thing that phone makers are working on? Are they so blatantly out of useful ideas that they must invent gimmicky stuff like folding phones in order to create the illusion of progress, of genuine innovation?

Here's an idea Samsung. Here's what I want.

I want you to eliminate the phone case as a viable accessory. I want a phone that's as elegant and as stylish (and just as functional) as my S9, but that can survive case-protected-height drops onto tile or concrete without shattering. I want to be able to see and feel the beautiful thing that you created without the need to encase it in some slimy TPS prophylactic that completely contradicts your design principles. I want a phone that doesn't look or feel "ruggedized,"...
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