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Samsung’s $2k folding phone is breaking for some users after two days (cnbc.com)
6 points by malshe 35 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments



Do we need screens that fold? Really? What use case? So we have a double thick brick when folded? I can’t imagine they are resilient to thousands of open/close/drops/over-extensions/etc

I think folding screens are a “one up Apple” feature that Samsung came to market first with but is not ready or necessary in primetime right now.


> Do we need screens that fold?

In the economic sense of “is it a thing people want and will pay for because of value it provides”, yes, or, at least, there are people who need the screen size and will accept folding as the way to get there.

> I think folding screens are a “one up Apple” feature that Samsung came to market first with but is not ready or necessary in primetime right now.

I think it's more about the premium Android feature wars than about Apple.




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