Samsung Testing Its Craziest Smartphone Yet

Discussion in 'Mobile & Wireless' started by Wolf, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    Samsung reportedly starts testing its craziest smartphone yet - Yahoo News


    Well, this would certainly be one way for Samsung to bolster its image as an innovator. ZDNet Korea’s supply chain sources claim that Samsung has started testing an absolutely wild new smartphone prototype that will feature a wraparound display that will completely eliminate side bezels. This means that the touch display will extend around to the side of the phone and will be used in lieu of the side buttons that we’re normally accustomed to on mobile phones.

    ZDNet Korea’s sources say that so far it’s “unclear whether Samsung will produce the new phone massively or change it to a limited edition premium phone for developed countries.” That said, we do know from past patent filings that Samsung has been working on this crazy experimental smartphone design for a while. One particularly intriguing patent that we read about earlier this year describes a phone that is ovular in shape and that similarly has button icons on the side of the device instead of physical buttons.

    Is Samsung actually going to release such a wild and crazy device? We honestly don’t know but it’s certainly one of the most intriguing concepts that the Korean electronics titan has come up with in a long time.
  2. hyson

    hyson Forum Jerk

    That's dope
  3. kingchuck69

    kingchuck69 Joker! Joker! Joker!

    Take that, Apple!
  4. hyson

    hyson Forum Jerk

    Good luck coming up with a case for that one!!
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  5. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur



    It's over for Samsung.

  6. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    You gotta be kidding me. They ain't BB or Nokia.

    Sent from Tapatalk.
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  7. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    They will be if they keep phones like that up. I remember when Blackberry couldn't be stopped (hell, I damn near considered a blackberry before getting my first iPhone) now they're an afterthought.
  8. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    Samsung will never go away. They are a huge Korean conglomerate. They make more than just cell phones.

    But that phone is just, dumb ....
  9. Ehilbert1

    Ehilbert1 Ooh-Rah!!!!

    I stlill have no idea why options are a bad thing to certain people. I bet they never intended to release that phone. Their probably just testing things out. Kinda like car companies making concept cars.

    Samsung isn't going anywhere. We have all Samsung appliances. Really nice stainless steel. They have nice TV's too.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4
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  10. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    I'm actually considering a TV from Samsung (between them and LG) but if something isn't going to see the light of day, wouldn't it be a waste of money as opposed to focusing on improving existing products? It'd be better if Samsung just focused on what they know instead of trying to do everything. Spin off/sell off the wireless division and let others who do it better (HTC makes damn good phones if I was into Android) take the initiative.
  11. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    It's the wild ass ideas that foster other innovations.
    Like the concept cars, they may not intend to release it, but while they are working through the process of developing it, engineers will come up with ideas they can use for other phones.

    It's a healthy exercise.
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  12. Ehilbert1

    Ehilbert1 Ooh-Rah!!!!

    I think Samsung knows what their doing with phones. My S4 has an excellent screen and great battery life. I'm only upgrading to the Note 4 to get a bigger screen and the S pen.

    I'll check out all the new phones before I upgrade. I like checking them all out and then deciding. Some great phones out now like the LG G3 HTC One and hopefully a bigger iPhone in the fall. Compatition is a great thing.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4
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  13. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    The pic is of a folded phone with screen that folds. Isn't that just an updated flip phone?
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  14. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    I can't find the screenshot, that I am looking for. The closes thing is the picture below. But in couple of movies, phones and tablets appear on a thin glass screen, yea it all fake, but one day technology will reach to that point.

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  15. hyson

    hyson Forum Jerk

    What would be REALLY cool is a battery that lasted more than 8-9 hours AND some shatter proof/water proof glass.
  16. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    My Maxx lasts 2 days + on a single charge.

    The cool potential of this phone, is that it's like a tablet that folds up enough to fit in your pocket. Eventually, somebody will develop a phone that does that and actually works.
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  17. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    I want one that folds the other way so I can finally see WHAT'S ON THE BACK OF ALL THESE WEB PAGES!
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  18. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Probably the butt of the naked girl that you're looking at....
  19. Channel98

    Channel98 Don't yell or hit.

    I have no desire to own a self-driving car. Why would I want a vehicle that can go places without me? I now fear we may soon have phones that can call each other and they won't need us either.

    Samsung's Galaxy S10 lineup: Foldable phones, 5G and phones that charge each other
    CNN Business, Feb 20 2019 4:01 PM ET

    A 5G device. A foldable phone that morphs into a tablet. A smartphone that can charge another smartphone when sandwiched together. Samsung is making bold moves with its new lineup of Galaxy S10 smartphones, which were announced today at its "Unpacked" press event in San Francisco. Following a year of slower sales growth — due largely to the S9 models not being different enough from its successful Galaxy S8 products — the company hopes a handful of innovative features will inspire consumers to trade in existing devices for newer models.

    Galaxy S10: Samsung launches new line of smartphones - CNN
  20. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I'm still really happy with my Note 9.
    I typically get a week out of a single charge.

    I expected the folding phone to be a few more years away, and I'm curious how many folds it's rated for before it fails.

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