So… Samsung Unpacked Event was quite something, I’ll leave it at that.
So there will be 4 phones before I get into that one special phone let’s talk about the 3 others. We have the Samsung Galaxy S10e ($749), Samsung Galaxy S10 ($899) and Samsung Galaxy S10+ ($999) and I have nothing much to say, their great phones and love the improvements added to them. My problem isn’t their usual lineup, it’s you guessed it (or maybe you didn’t) The Galaxy Fold.
(WARNING: Rant, feel free to skip this paragraph I kind of got ahead of myself due to this perplexing product):
This is a confusing product, it seems like this device belongs in beta but oh no Samsung said let’s just get it out to consumers. Their basically using us as lab rats (although I don’t see a lot of people buying the Fold anyway, but still it’s out there & will be available for anyone just like the Galaxy S10 phones) and The Galaxy Fold is $1,980!!! I love Samsung & their innovation and everything but I don’t understand how I can be excited for this thing and I’m sorry but just the simple argument of “it folds” isn’t good enough for me. This thing isn’t a better phone OR a tablet. You can buy a iPhone XR and new iPad Pro and still have $$ left over, not an iOS person that’s fine because you can buy one of Samsung’s other better phones & a Tab S4 and still have $$ left over. I think if you wanted a tablet, you can just get a tablet & when you wanna use a phone you’d use your smartphone. What’s hard about that? It’s easy, cheap and works.
samsung: hey, you know what? let’s make a foldable phone just because!
Took a lot of time to get to the point of this post lol but I cannot lie having a foldable display really does kinda open a wide range of opportunities especially developers. That really is what I’m very interested to see how developers going to take advantage of this.
One thing that comes up is will Byte be supported on the Galaxy Fold…
I’m dubious but also curious to see where this takes us.