Amaze. Breathtaking. Cause a desire to leave a good sum for a new device – that’s what so eager to electronics manufacturers, and the realization of this goal usually turns the slogan “better than the competition” and not “best for the user.” Charter measure their diagonals fabletov (more precisely, to increase their already nowhere else coming battle with the 7-inch tablet) and build the kernel, the main market players began to innovate by developing new form factors smartphones dubious utility.
This is a new trend in the world of high technology – flexibility. The emergence of devices of this class was inevitable: it is no wonder that the presentation of Samsung at CES-2013 demonstrated the elastic properties of the OLED-screen and a prototype phone with display, the setting on its side.
Korean vendor giant was imperative to release the “first swallow”, which became Galaxy Round. And the world’s first phone with a flexible screen ready to conquer the world. With only one caveat: hard stiff components turned in mediocre innovative Samsung model with a slightly curved display, made in the form … bucket! Probably insulting comparison appearance Samsung’ov with shovels not reached engineers.
Why developers preference for bending the vertical axis – a separate issue, but the bare facts: updated lineup Tab tablets and Galaxy, presented already at CES-2014, were traditionally flat. Leak information about the flagship S5 suggest that bend novelty without harm to the topping also fail. So whether destined to come true statements of top managers of Samsung’s global expansion flexible smartphones and tablets by 2016? What benefits await us, ordinary users, under these circumstances?
Lack of image distortion. And it’s really important advantage when it comes to the increasingly popular 4K TVs with curved matrix. But in the case of the Galaxy Round and its main rival LG G Flex distance of 30-40 cm between the display and the eyes are not playing a significant role for the perception of the image, despite all the assurances marketers.
New functions. “Encroachment” on its side of the screen casing promises a full or partial waiver of the physical volume buttons on or off. Mute on your phone without taking it out of his pocket, or block, not looking at the display – really it does not matter?
Compactness. Collapse tablet, like a newspaper and put it in your pocket (as in advertising Samsung) – convenient, is not it? Here are just a universal mania giant Z Ultra, Galaxy Note, One Max and their ilk are not matched to a desire to miniature size. By the way, how the producers are going to ensure the stability of the mechanics of infinite open / curl gadgets? The lack of new devices in the “flexible” niche says that while they do not know themselves.
Whether justified rates Samsung and other manufacturers? Given the low demand for all kinds of transformers (on these Transformer Book-and nesting dolls and Padfone from Asus!), Find him flexible hybrid phones and tablets with the public recognition? Rather strange form factors will go into oblivion, as the vaunted system of control gestures and gaze … If only some “fruit” company does not come to the market with its eye on “curved” technology.
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