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Samsung's first foldable phones expected in January 2016!

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    Yes, the most awaited foldable phone from Samsung is expected to be released in January 2016. Samsung has internally codenamed it as "Project Valley". It is heard that the new phone will be equipped with 3GB of RAM and a non-removable battery.

    Any wild guess, what could be the name of this new model?

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    Well, I don't have a name in my mind yet but some speculations heard it would be the Samsung Galaxy S7 Flex. For the first time Samsung will have a foldable phone and it is so amazing. I didn't expect this innovation though, but I am still curious of what will be the outcome. Hopefully this will be a success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubie View Post
    Well, I don't have a name in my mind yet but some speculations heard it would be the Samsung Galaxy S7 Flex. For the first time Samsung will have a foldable phone and it is so amazing. I didn't expect this innovation though, but I am still curious of what will be the outcome. Hopefully this will be a success.
    Yes, I also heard about the name "Galaxy Flex" in some websites. Samsung Team has been trying to make such a phone for quite long time now and finally their efforts became successful I think. I am eagerly waiting for this model. But possibly I will not be able to buy this at least for now due to budget constraints. But if we are ready to wait for another year or so, I am sure we can get it at a very cheaper rate as technology is developing fast and soon there will be a competitor for this model. Then they will be forced to reduce the price.

    Sony is already in the news with their first 4K enabled phone. But I don't think they will not get good market for this model as 4K seems to be a pretty new idea in most parts of the world.
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    Well, it is common for a newly released product to price high but as what you said, if competition takes place the price reduction will soon follow. The Samsung innovations never fails to amaze us with their reliable products, so this soon-to-launch product might give the mobile market a hit for sure.

    I have heard about that Sony 4k enabled mobile, and its quite interesting also. As what you said, its a unique idea and this would probably collect good feedbacks. Imagine how does it looks when Sony TV technologies delivered into a Smartphone, its really a breakthrough.

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    The mobile market is certainly becoming the most innovative market around at the moment and while as far as OS goes, it looks like we have a clear winner in Android, it will be interestibg to see if Samsung can continue to dominate in the brand side of things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webworld View Post
    Yes, the most awaited foldable phone from Samsung is expected to be released in January 2016. Samsung has internally codenamed it as "Project Valley". It is heard that the new phone will be equipped with 3GB of RAM and a non-removable battery.

    Any wild guess, what could be the name of this new model?
    I can't guess the name, but I can guess that if the phone is really foldable they will win loads of money! Everyday there must be lots of people that break their phones because they sit on the and fold them to the point that the screen breaks and gets bad. That's one of the biggest problems with smartphones. Everyone is used to carry them on their pockets and sometimes they forget about it and sit on them.

    It's the next generation I think! It's the first time I hear about this, in fact in the past I've thought about this idea but I reached the conclusion that it was imposible but after reading this I can conclude that the dream is real and I will be really interested in this new models if they are really good!

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    Yes, Android is a clear winner in mobile OS market followed by iOS. I think the main factor that contributes to their victory is the large number of choices it offers to their customers. But iOS is only limited to Apple and also pricey for a common man.

    It will be really a tough time for Samsung ahead to survive in this battle if they do not come up with innovative ideas. Foldable phones are one of these, I think. More Samsung can protect its current position if they give more focus on security and user friendliness. I heard that Samsung is also in the process of developing their own OS.

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    The fact is, and a lot of Apple fans won't like to hear this, but iOS is outdated software and all that Apple are doing is releasing updates to try and keep it going as long as possible.

    iOS is still the same base software that was used in the first generation iPhones so it's no surprise to me that Android as overtaken them in the market.

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    Today I heard in the news that Apple has crossed 13 million customer base for their new iPhone models iPhone 6 and 6 plus. To be frank I never imagined that. It is said that their new touch screen features are well received by customers all over the world.

    The competitions is getting tougher day by day. Apple is setting new standards and Samsung is ready with innovative models like foldable phones. It would be amazing to see who is going to win the battle at last. Whatever it is, the ultimate winner is the customer in any case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webworld View Post
    The competitions is getting tougher day by day. Apple is setting new standards and Samsung is ready with innovative models like foldable phones. It would be amazing to see who is going to win the battle at last. Whatever it is, the ultimate winner is the customer in any case.
    Yeah right, the decision of the growth of their sales depends on the customers, and becuse of their competition, best products are produced. In that case, customers gains the best output of their innovations.

    I just can't wait how this foldable Samsung mobile make a big step forward, proving who really nailed it and excel. And I can't imagine what will be the possible action of Iphone to cope up with it. Excitement on rivalry is about to begin. As for the customers, just wait and see what best mobile device will be created and soon will excel on the market place.

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    Competition in a market, no matter what it is, is always good for the consumer. While these two giants, Apple and Samsung are battling for your custom, they will be offering alsorts of incentives and deals trying to get you on their side.

    Technology will continue to advance as they both push the boundaries more and more as they will want to be the best they can be in their field.

    Like I said, all that can only benefit the customers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwarbi View Post
    Like I said, all that can only benefit the customers.
    As innovation and rivalry arises, both are eager to get anyone's trust. It is benificial to customer because quality of product are surely reliable. Otherway around, it also benifits the company producing such devices in financial form. Its a two way process, quality of users and income for the Corporation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubie View Post
    As innovation and rivalry arises, both are eager to get anyone's trust. It is benificial to customer because quality of product are surely reliable. Otherway around, it also benifits the company producing such devices in financial form. Its a two way process, quality of users and income for the Corporation.
    It reiterates the fact that customer is the king in a competitive market. But it will not always be beneficial for the company when they are forced to reduce prices of their new model just because their competitor has launched a more advanced one. So there will be price wars too to attract customers. That is what is happening now. You can have a good model at a better price if you are patient enough to wait for sometime.

    Yes, again this is beneficial for us, the customer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwarbi View Post
    The fact is, and a lot of Apple fans won't like to hear this, but iOS is outdated software and all that Apple are doing is releasing updates to try and keep it going as long as possible.

    iOS is still the same base software that was used in the first generation iPhones so it's no surprise to me that Android as overtaken them in the market.
    Until now I am still wondering why Apple is still damn overpriced while they don't really offer that much innovation. I felt like at this moment, the only thing they have going on is their name that people uses to shove to everyone's faces that they can afford to buy an Apple product. I have a feeling that foldable tablets will be next. If my memory is not wrong, I also remember that a transparent phone is also under the development. What apple have against this Jew innovation is their IPencil which is a stylus for cellphones and tablets.

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    Apple do rely a lot on brand loyalty and while the hardware is still high spec and built well, I feel it's the software aspect on the device that lets it down.

    People get used to a certain brand and phone, and I think this is the only reason that Apple are still one of the biggest sellers in this market.

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    Whatever it is, we have to admire the sales & marketing team of Apple. They became very successful in creating hype about the new Apple products in the market. Their booming sales of new Apple iPhone 6 is a classic example. Marketing team did well in launching it at the perfect time before the new foldable phone from Samsung hit the market. They are working hard to ensure maximum sales before the new Samsung phone is up for sale.

    Branding and timing are the most important factors that decide the destiny of any products nowadays. I think Apple is doing pretty well in this aspect closely followed by Samsung.

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    There will always be this rivalry as just after the foldable Samsung's are announced, the iPhone 7 will be making an appearance or 8, or 9...whatever they'll be up to by then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwarbi View Post
    There will always be this rivalry as just after the foldable Samsung's are announced, the iPhone 7 will be making an appearance or 8, or 9...whatever they'll be up to by then!
    Yes, you are right. This war will continue till somebody wins with good margins.

    After foldable phones Samsung is coming up with a transparent phone which is just awesome. I have seen some images in Google. But time has changed now and they can no longer mislead customers with mere changes in appearance. Nowadays customers are very educated on factors like security, performance, battery power etc. Security is becoming one of the top most priority nowadays as mobile phones are widely being used for financial transactions like banks and other payment systems.

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    Since transparent devices is not a brilliant idea for a Smartphone, I don't think it will be taken cared of in the near future. The only interesting part in designing a transparent mobile device is the amazing appearance. But for a user to purchase, just because of the looks is somewhat impossible. As what @webworld mentioned customers are educated enough to now exactly the preferences they need on a devices they are to purchase.

    The issue faced by innovating a transparent smartphone is the visibility of the screen. Since it is transparent, using it in a daylight is difficult.

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    I've also seen the concept behind the transparent smartphone but also read that it would more than likely have to be put on hold or shelved completely due to the screen issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwarbi View Post
    I've also seen the concept behind the transparent smartphone but also read that it would more than likely have to be put on hold or shelved completely due to the screen issue.
    Thanks for the update. I was actually very eager to see the transparent phone. I am a little bit disappointed,but I think they can overcome the issues in due course of time.

    But I think Samsung's marketing team is not as efficient as Apple's team. I doubt it is already late for the foldable phones to hit the market. People are being carried away by the marketing gimmicks of Apple and a large number of people already spent their money on Apple iPhones. This is going to adversely affect the sale of Samsung's new models. They were supposed to introduce it earlier so that they can have a wider coverage.

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    Lol. That is going to be very bad :P
    Can we break it easily? I think we can do that
    What "technology" will they use for that phone?

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    I'm not sure what to expect from this. I don't think this will be a very popular device, as it looks like it is a sort of "trial" made by Samsung to show off what they're capable of. Personally, I wouldn't purchase this device, as it's most likely going to be quite a lot more expensive than other Samsung devices, and having a fold-able screen just isn't a practical enough feature, that would justify the purchase of this phone.

    I just wonder how apple fans, and apple themselves will react to this, and whether they will try doing something of similar nature to this. As "pwarbi" mentioned a couple of posts above, I can't imagine that this news will be well received by apple fans. Nevertheless, it's quite a cool concept, but I just can't see it as become successful.

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    I think that samsung may release it if people will buy it.

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    I think the concept of foldable phones are very much required in the current scenario. Then we can have wider screens which can be folded and put into our pockets. So, the issue of big sized phones could be addressed to a great extent. I think it is only a beginning. As soon as this model is launched, competitors will develop something better than this, may be a phone which could be folded multiple times. Just think of a screen to the size of a laptop which could be just fit into you pocket when it is folded!

    But yes, high price could be a factor which will make it unattainable for the masses. But it is a good concept if it can be explored well.

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