Let me just say I like the idea of a folding phone / tablet. I was Courier fanboy when Microsoft floated this intriguing but abortive concept device and I'm all about the unique form factors and things that make up. However, Samsung's first real shot at the folding device is unexplained and may have died at the time of arrival. I want to congratulate the company to try something new, but it took a little more time in the oven.
Of course, I have not used it, so that's just my unfamiliar view (intended for your editing). But this device is really strange, not a good way. This is a really thick phone with large bezel around a small screen that opens on a small tablet. Nobody wants it!
Think about it. Why do you want a big screen?
If the media, like most people, believe that almost all of these media are now widespread, horizontally (YouTube and Netflix) and vertically (Instagram and Facebook). You can easily switch these views as you wish. Now, because of the basic geometry, the "big" screen of this device is unlikely to be able to show that the multimedia, if any, is bigger than the front of the screen!
(Well, in this case, maybe a little bit, but just because the front display is really endless huge. Why do you think that they turned off the lights? See where the notification bar is!)
It's like placing two high screens next to each other. You reach one or two times wider, but it's pretty much what you get if you put your phone on its side. Everything you get with a large screen is a large part of the spacer or box. Oh, and probably about three quarters of an inch thick and half a weightweight. This thing will become a beast.
Energy users may also want big screens for productivity: email and document processing, and it's great on a large device, such as the Galaxy Note. Here is the opportunity to highlight a folding tablet (that is to say). You can simply understand more names and charts and control there. Great! But if the phone is aimed at energy users, why, even when there is a small screen in front, if any time when the user wants to get into the phone, they will "open" it? Maybe quickly get answers or dismiss notifications, but who really would like it? This experience will always be lower than what the overall device is designed for.
I would like to welcome a phone that was just a big book in the style of the internal screen, and I do not think it would be bothering to open it when you want to use it. Many people with gigantic phones at all times keep book-like covers on their device! It would be great if you could use these square inch instead of credit card slots or something else.
There are also creative ways to use the screen: left and right are different apps; the upper half is compiled and the keyboard is at the bottom; On the left there is an inbox, but on the right there is content; The upper half is the media and at the bottom there are controls and comments. They started thinking faster than I could record them.
On the other hand, I can not imagine that the "front" display could significantly interact or improve the secondary (is it the primary?) Display that will never be visible at the same time. It's possible that you will use one or the other at any time, so you will not literally be able to use the entire device's ability.
You know what's cool? This device also uses the bezel display we've seen on existing Galaxy devices. How cool it would be for the phone to close as a book, but with the lips always there is a notification bar (or two!), Who displays the battery, messages, and so on? And maybe if you listen when the device automatically opens physically! It would be amazing! And Samsung is absolutely the company that I would say, make it.
Instead, they did it.
I'm not satisfied not only because I do not like the device because it has developed it, but because I think that the inevitable failure of the phone will ease industrial goals for such unique devices as it is. However, this is wrong! People want new things. But they also want to make sense to them.
I'm waiting for this technology to evolve, and I fully expect the phone to be folding in a few moments in the next few years. But this first device, in my opinion, is a major failure, and one that will undo this flexible future rather than make it happen.