EE Community Support Team

The future unfolds


I love tech and my house is full of gadgets, old and new. I use a laptop, tablet, smartphone, smart speaker and smartwatch every day, and they all have their uses. My laptop is for work, my tablet for entertainment such as watching Tv or playing games, my smartphone is my main device for everything throughout the day, my smart speaker helps me plan my day and I use my smartwatch to pay for things and play music when I’m out and about.


But I’m really intrigued by this new foldable technology. Samsung is bringing out a foldable smartphone, which you unfold to reveal a tablet. The technology itself looks amazing. The Samsung Fold looks sleek and stylish, and there’s no visible line when you unfold the phone. I’m tempted to buy one just for the design, but I think the two-in-one functionality of a foldable device could be really useful and appeal to a lot of people.

 


Do I need a foldable device?


I remember thinking ‘what would I use this for?’ when tablets first came out. I mean, I already had a laptop and smartphone, so why did I need an extra device. However, when I started using a tablet for work and streaming more content on Netflix, I could see the benefits of having one.


I think the benefits are more immediately obvious with foldable tech. I can’t do without my smartphone, so that has to come everywhere with me. I often tend to just ‘make do’ with my smartphone when watching content on the train or sending emails on the move, because I don't want to carry an extra device with me. I prefer to leave my tablet at home and find it convenient to watch content, browse the web or send emails while lounging on the sofa at home.


With a foldable smartphone I wouldn’t have to choose one or the other. I could just unfold the phone whenever I wanted.


Most of the time the size and form-factor of a smartphone suits me fine, but there are times when the bigger screen on a tablet is really handy. The smartphone is there for everyday tasks like making calls, sending texts, taking photos and picking up notifications, while the tablet is better equipped for gaming, reviewing photos, web browsing on the train (when I get a seat), sending emails, watching films and reading.


It certainly doesn’t seem like these manufacturers are prioritising form over function, either. Beneath the bonnet of the supremely stylish looking Galaxy Fold is a fast processor, 12GB of RAM, 512GB of internal storage, and a long-lasting battery. I certainly think that’s powerful enough to run the programs and apps I use for work.

 

 

SAMSUNG_Teaser_Community_980x980.pngSamsung Galaxy Fold

 


The Galaxy Fold also allows for easy multi-tasking – you can open three apps at the same time and resize them on the tablet’s display. And it even features five cameras, just like on the Samsung Galaxy S10+.


I’m really excited to get my hands on this innovative piece of technology. I think foldable could well be the future.


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15 Comments
Brilliant Contributor
Brilliant Contributor

What are the ridiculous monthly charges going to be on this almost £2k phone?

 

I think something like this with that price I'd rather have a contract for 30 months to spread the cost out a bit.

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When it's down from £2000 to £1000 for a good foldable I'll consider one - but only at a convenient time to replace both my phone and tablet. Basically, to me, this new Samsung foldable is a phablet - but a bigger folding one. I'm not into phone watches because my eyes aren't good enough for text on a watch. But a good energy efficient phablet or folding phablet would suffice nicely for me. Another thing, I don't need an ever better camera, etc. No, I want 500 mah in a present era phone instead. In a foldable is want 750 or even 1000 mah and a not so high spec to boot. But £2000 for a foldable would go against my money savvy living. I can and will do workout for now.

Brilliant Contributor
Brilliant Contributor

You only want 500 mAh in a current phone battery?

 

Do you know the size of batteries they are currently using?

 

They have 4100mAh in the S10+ alone

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@BrendonH my Lg5 came only with a 2800 mah battery. I got a 3000 mah for it but still I'm not happy. Nearly all phone batteries dissappoint me.

 

A colleague of mine has a phone he got from when he visited Asia. It has a 500+ mah battery. But like I also said, I don't want ever increasing energy consumption to go along with a bigger battery. Anyway I don't like Samsungs or iPhones. Although that foldable looks nice. 

Grand Master
Grand Master
Still cheap compared to the Huawei foldable phone and both devices have one big issue. The screen on the fold has a ripple/crease because the screen is plastic and needs to be so it can fold. And I’m sure once Apple creates one the price will be higher than the Huawei.
Brilliant Contributor
Brilliant Contributor

@Chris_B a guy who managed to get it early says the crease is only noticable when the screen is off.

 

Yes you can feel it slightly though.

 

Will Apple jump on this bandwagon?

Grand Master
Grand Master

@BrendonH more than lightly and it’s just going to be more expensive.  

EE Community Support Team

Hi @BrendonH,

 

If you register your interest we'll make sure you are amongst the first to see the plan details.

 

Thanks :smileyhappy:

 

James

Stuarty76
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I seriously cannot wait to get a hold of this phone.. come come on get the prices out lol.

The only negative i have if it's an $1800 handset why on earth are Samsung pricing it so much higher in UK at around £1800. . Still really looking forward to confirming that a foldable screen is not bendable. So also no creases 😀

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@James_B I've seen the vids on the proposed foldable Samson and the proposed foldable Huawei phone. I like the Huawei design and look better because it's screen is on the outside. The Samson's foldable screen is on the inside. Samson has an extra screen on the outside for folded up viewing. I didn't like the proposed LG folding phone. 

 

Not that I'd get one until I give the tech time to iron out issues, and for the price to come down. But one issue I do see for me is that I'd still want to use a case. I look after my phones so for me to not put mine in a case would be silly. But the case issue might not require the removal of said phone from its case to use unfolded because I'm confident that a non cumbersome case that folds open would be created. 

Ace Contributor
Ace Contributor

Super blog @James_B 👍🏽

 

Must admit, it will take a huge amount to get me off my iPhone bug but this wow’s me!

Gomrathb Established Contributor
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Anyone got ANY idea what the pricing structure is.....? I’d rather weep now and then pay tomorrow than take it on a emotional rollercoaster in 5mins over the phone to EE upgrades. 😂😂😂😂😂

EE Community Support Team

Hi @Gomrathb

 

It's worth registering your interest for the Samsung Fold, so that we can send you more information when we have it. 🙂

 

Chris

Grand Master
Grand Master

@Gomrathb seeing as there is big problems with the device at present and Samsung have delayed the launch I would wait until it’s been out awhile just in case the issues are not fully resolved.  

Brilliant Contributor
Brilliant Contributor

I'd wait for Gen 2