Samsung's folding phone for $1980

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Feb 20 233 Comments

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  • Amazon mozilla
    Easy: Android? No
    Feb 20 13
    • Apple Snut Ella
      You are missing the point. Yes Apple collects your data by the truckload. It’s business model doesn’t depend on selling that data to 3rs parties. Big difference.
      Feb 20
    • LinkedIn tendies
      Arguing between Android and iOS is like politics. People's critical thinking skills completely disappear and everyone tries to justify their emotions.
      Feb 20
    • Uber / R&D jidao
      Lol the myth that Apple doesn't collect data, apple does exactly the same as Google and use the data in a very similar way, it's not because the CEO advertised the closure of a failed product (iAds) as being a nice thing that you need to believe it.
      Apple has been collecting data the same way as Google and using it the exact same way. One company is honest about it the other is not and doing shady things. The choice is easy indeed, I stay as far as I can from Apple products
      Feb 20
    • LogMeIn / Design VDnk38
      The amount of data collected by apple vs google is significant. You can check this by downloading all the data they have on you due to GDPR laws. Facebook is also significantly worse than Google.

      And there is a significant difference in how the data is used and where it goes after collection between these three companies.
      Feb 20
    • Airbnb airtime
      Go home Amazon boy your drunk
      Feb 20
  • Microsoft abso7
    Being at MSFT, my total comp cant support such luxary items. Maybe one day I can work on fang and afford such luxuries.
    Feb 20 1
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Brazukamore
      Lol
      Feb 20
  • New / Eng sparked
    Nope just cause that’s a shit name a techie would come up with; if that’s all marketing could do I have super low expectations
    Feb 20 2
    • Intel UGeJ58
      Really? As an engineer, the biggest qualm that you have is an understated name.

      Do you just buy anything that has a + or * in the name because marketing put in effort?
      Feb 20
    • Microsoft whyphucka
      ATT certainly thinks so by choosing to obfuscate their customers with 5Ge
      Feb 20
  • Nokia HuricanCR7
    Not at $2k. But definitely they will re think and re work the tech and that price. 1-2 iterations from now would be a perfectly completed product.
    Kudos to Samsung just to come up with something like that while Apple is still working with the notch and other sh!t.
    Feb 20 1
  • I’ll wait for the Apple version
    Feb 20 2
    • ADP / Mgmt
      Runner131

      ADP Mgmt

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      I call myself "Damage Control" as I turnaround poor performance of others and get results.
      Runner131more
      So 2024? Cause they seem to be touting stuff as great that has been on Galaxy S6s...
      Feb 20
    • GoDaddy / Mgmt ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
      Naw....just waiting for a platform that doesn’t mine and sell user data to subsidize hardware costs.
      Feb 20
  • Square / Eng SQ
    "Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should."
    Feb 20 0
  • Apple Snut Ella
    This isn’t a criticism. But what problem is this solving? Seems like a better form factor for a lot of reading. Like a kindle. But regardless of price, it’s not for me.
    Feb 20 7
    • New v4
      @qualcomm .. nothing unique about this foldable stuff .. Apple has been driving innovation and yes leaders in innovation ..
      Feb 20
    • Ring / Eng aXrq35
      A bigger phone without genetically modified giant hands to hold something 1ft wide. I guess that's one problem it solves.

      I'll buy it to try it. Thickness isn't a problem.
      Feb 20
    • Amazon jeeef
      Looks like Qualcomm guy is jealous he doesn’t get to work on real products
      Feb 21
    • Amazon / Eng relphy
      Qualcomm get your damn modem back in apple’s phone!
      Feb 21
    • Twilio UeCM65
      I hate large phones, why can’t I buy a phone that is as small as my first Motorola StarTAC? This is the future, tech is supposed to get smaller and more invisible.

      This is a step in the right direction.
      Feb 21
  • Expedia maplha
    It’s named by some Chinese dude. What else do you expect?
    Feb 20 3
    • Intel UGeJ58
      They couldn't risk grammar
      Feb 20
    • New / Design Yesterday-
      Samsung is a Korean company but 👌
      Feb 20
    • Airbnb / Design Unicorn 🦄
      Ignorant post
      Feb 22
  • Microsoft / Eng
    620154

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    I can't wait for gen 2 or 3 when they've got the kinks worked out and there's more of an ecosystem
    Feb 20 4
    • Apple sjsbdwqaii
      Samsung ecosystem? lol
      Feb 20
    • Amazon / Eng scoops34
      This. This. This.
      They said "Samsung ecosystem" in their presentation, and I was so curious if that meant all their spyware and crapola that they ship their devices with
      Feb 20
    • Intel UGeJ58
      It's a buzzword and terrarium would be more accurate
      Feb 20
    • ADP / Mgmt
      Runner131

      ADP Mgmt

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      I call myself "Damage Control" as I turnaround poor performance of others and get results.
      Runner131more
      They just completely retooled Bixby and are trying to make it work across devices. I think Samsung is going to go towards flicking an app from a phone to a TV or tablet and back eventually.

      Their stuff continues to raise the bar, hardware are software.
      Feb 20
  • Bloomberg / Eng
    Fork()

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    Fork()more
    Y'all don't realize this is the version of something that has been in research for the last 10+ years. I'm waiting for my blanket that doubles as a TV.
    Feb 20 1
    • One Click Politics disnotHR
      I heard Huawei is releasing chopsticks that double as earphones in 2020.
      Feb 20
  • Pinterest / Eng katkong
    Kudos on innovation.
    Feb 20 0
  • New nGAs07
    Well they just blew Apple apart in terms of innovation. Makes Apple X look like a second gen phone now.
    Feb 20 3
    • Spotify eRoc05
      How? Because it folds?
      Feb 21
    • Apple Hansel2
      If THIS is the killer feature you were looking for, for jobs sake let us not ever have it. Jobs was right in that you should never ask a customer what they *think* is a good feature.
      Feb 21
    • Microsoft DangerRngr
      Apple has stopped innovating a long time ago...
      Feb 21
  • Intel / Eng YADAYADA07
    but the real question is, *DOES IT EXPLODE* ?
    Feb 20 2
    • Feedzai 99999999
      If that is inbuild feature they should actually price it at $4k
      Feb 20
    • Snapchat Evan2
      That’s old..
      Feb 21
  • Don't think Samsung would have much of a sales Target with the fold. This is clearly a "we were the first to the market" device intended to show off their tech. Naturally, the second or third gen. would be more sales oriented
    Feb 20 5
    • New VJBO28
      What do they expect to get data-wise from this, apart from a list of people willing to pay ~$2k?
      Feb 20
    • Not data. More like bragging rights. Also lets them pave the way and set the direction of the next phase of innovation for others to emulate
      Feb 20
    • Apple gjc
      from 0 to 1 is a huge step. From 1 to 2 is trivial
      Feb 21
    • Apple Snut Ella
      Yeah except they weren’t first to market.
      Feb 21
    • Coupang / Eng
      aqtP17

      Coupang Eng

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      The one hundred five characters that best describe me are most definitely accurate yet better left unsaid
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      This is priced to suppress demand because it cannot be produced at the same scale as other flagship models.
      Feb 21
  • Amazon 4/&(41
    Damn that’s the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen.
    Feb 20 3
    • Qualcomm gtFV83
      Better than your fire phone.. Alexa babes
      Feb 20
    • Walmart.com daman8
      Alexa is super popular and works in almost every home
      Feb 21
    • Amazon lUYG55
      @gfFV83, says a guy who works for company that lays off every year 😂. Qualcomm you start producing something every year.
      Feb 21
  • New / Mgmt
    xyz69

    New Mgmt

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    Senior management in software development
    xyz69more
    Why is everyone nagging about 2k with TCs going through the roof?
    Feb 20 0
  • Netflix vUhw26
    Too bad it runs junk called android
    Feb 20 5
    • Ring / Eng aXrq35
      Seems inconsistent when I read Netflix pulled out of apple app store.

      P.S.: for payments, via iTunes*
      Feb 21
    • Verizon
      IMUX76

      Verizon

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      Currently a tech master troubleshooting software at the network level for Apple & Google devices
      IMUX76more
      Share an article where you have confirmed or rumor that this pull out has or is occurring
      Feb 21
    • Samsung beyonds
      Netflix and junk are synonyms ... isn't it ? You puy shit load of junk videos and charge $15 per month.
      Feb 21
    • WeWork Fleabag
      They didn’t pull payments out because they think iOS is bad. They pulled payments so they don’t have to pay Apple a portion of their sales.
      Feb 21
  • Amazon aEfo16
    Devices with foldable screens are gonna make their way into our lives eventually. TV's that fold out of nowhere or at least take up half or quarter of their space when not in use would be game changing.

    Like most first iterations, a select few alpha users will probably fork out the money for this iteration. It's a solid step to figure out if foldable devices have a future
    Feb 20 3
    • Intel UGeJ58
      I'm just waiting until everybody depends on a folding computer to do their daily jobs
      Feb 20
    • LogMeIn / Design VDnk38
      This is underrated comment, I’m excited to see if this technology has legs or if it will be a gimmick that gets swept under a rug in a couple of years.

      I see potential it though.
      Feb 20
    • Atlassian / Ops YeIi10
      It reminds me of Westworld.
      Feb 20
  • Apple sjsbdwqaii
    I’d buy iPhone and iPad Pro anytime lol
    Feb 20 2
    • Facebook icdN16
      Of course you would, sweetie.
      Feb 20
    • Atlassian / Ops YeIi10
      Employee discounts are nice, yes.
      Feb 20
  • Apple new!;!3&
    It’s like they started out with a mission to make a foldable phone and then figured out what to do with it later.

    I’d be surprised if this device makes it past a third revision before it’s removed from the lineup.
    Feb 20 5
    • Qualcomm gtFV83
      You guys will make a copy of lineup soon. 200% sure.. Apple copy cat..
      Feb 20
    • ADP / Mgmt
      Runner131

      ADP Mgmt

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      I call myself "Damage Control" as I turnaround poor performance of others and get results.
      Runner131more
      They will even call it an equally lame name like iPhone Bend or some shit.
      Feb 20
    • Feedzai 99999999
      Samsung fold ~ Apple bend 🤣🤣
      Feb 20
    • Apple new!;!3&
      ...says all of the people who either carry iPhones or wish they could 😆
      Feb 20
    • Google SwjQ85
      iFold
      Feb 20