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Folding screen phones now available, in China

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Folding screen phones now available, in China

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I like this idea, in theory. In practice, it seems like this would break so easily.
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This seems so pointless, so bulky and thick when folded. The technology could be interesting in some devices where a curved screen might be nice, but foldable phones?
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Agreed too bulky and fragile.

Honestly, what's the point?
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I mean, I get what the point is - obviously, it's to have double the screensize available in half the in-pocket footprint (roughly, it's obviously thicker). I'll be interested to see where this tech is in, say, 5 years or so. Right now? No way.
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It's made in china. Yall know the durability and warranty is useless. Of course Youku in china will have stupid vids of peeps bending it to see how far before the screen breaks. Think iphone 6. :rolleyes: :facepalm:
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wearysky wrote:
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I mean, I get what the point is - obviously, it's to have double the screensize available in half the in-pocket footprint (roughly, it's obviously thicker). I'll be interested to see where this tech is in, say, 5 years or so. Right now? No way.
Half the screen size but double the thickness. Blech no thanks.

If you want something with a big screen size that badly then just go buy a tablet. Until technology gets to the point where phones are roughly half the thickness they are now, I just don't really see the point to these folding phones.
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crude looking design but for the sake of being first i guess
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Imagine it is just a touch thinner and more powerful and I can just use this as a tablet replacement and basically a phone with selfie screen, so they can dedicate a more powerful camera to one spot. I don't like the execution here but I like the concept overall.
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Actually just realized this, but wouldn't the Kyocera Echo technically be the world's first foldable smartphone? Then came the Axon M (and probably some more in between that I'm not aware of).

I think they really meant the world's first bezel-less folding screen phones.
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https://www.cnet.com/reviews/royole-flexpai-preview/

looks massive when folded

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arkane wrote:
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Actually just realized this, but wouldn't the Kyocera Echo technically be the world's first foldable smartphone? Then came the Axon M (and probably some more in between that I'm not aware of).

I think they really meant the world's first bezel-less folding screen phones.
Those are both just dual-screen flip phones. The gimmick here is that it's all one screen that's folding.
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Aaaand Samsung just announced their own folding phone:

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