1. justjun555's Avatar
    For the moment let's ignore all the fragility issues with galaxy fold and assume that most of the issues will be solved with arrival of foldable gorilla glass in near future.

    Which category will be more successful among masses in future ? What's your preference between this two categories ?
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    10-16-2019 01:40 PM
  2. justjun555's Avatar
    my biggest problem with dual screen devices is that middle bazel hinge portion which hampers tablet experience big time. I think this will be biggest selling point of flexible screen device among masses.
    I believe whatever a dual screen devices can do a flexible screen device can do it better.
    eg. 2 apps at a Time on dual screen phone like duo vs 3 at a time on flexible screen phone like galaxy fold.
    dual screen apps can be simulated in same manner on flexible screen devices.
    inking will be better on single bigger flexible screen vs dual screen with hinge acting as divider.
    10-16-2019 02:26 PM
  3. Dush Ku's Avatar
    my biggest problem with dual screen devices is that middle bazel hinge portion which hampers tablet experience big time. I think this will be biggest selling point of flexible screen device among masses.
    I believe whatever a dual screen devices can do a flexible screen device can do it better.
    eg. 2 apps at a Time on dual screen phone like duo vs 3 at a time on flexible screen phone like galaxy fold.
    dual screen apps can be simulated in same manner on flexible screen devices.
    inking will be better on single bigger flexible screen vs dual screen with hinge acting as divider.
    Flexible screen wont do the stylus inking or poking or hold up very well unless the material gets a lot better.
    Bezel/hinge can always get smaller and less intrusive, but there will always be the fold line of a flexible single screen.
    10-17-2019 09:50 AM
  4. justjun555's Avatar
    Flexible screen wont do the stylus inking or poking or hold up very well unless the material gets a lot better.
    Bezel/hinge can always get smaller and less intrusive, but there will always be the fold line of a flexible single screen.
    agree about materials. Technology is not mature enough right now but in future with foldable gorilla glass it will get lot better.
    I believe dual screen devices specially on a smartphone form factor are more of a stop gap solution untill flexible screens becomes mature with durability of screen tech.

    I don't think fold line or crease hampers experience as much as bazel hinge.
    As much as I like surface duo I don't think dual screen category specially on a smartphone form factor will survive against flexible screen devices after 2 or 3 years when the trend becomes mainstream.
    I believe once flexible screen tech becomes mature Microsoft will also adopt it for surface duo.
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    10-17-2019 11:41 AM
  5. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I think the usage scenario lends itself to support both. For gaming and media consumption I would give the edge to a flex display. For multi-tasking I would go for the dual screen setup. Further, if the secondary display will be available as a pseudo-keyboard/trackpad or inking platform it would be better suited as well. There is no such thing as one-size-fits-all, I think this has been proven time and again. Buy what you need.
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    10-17-2019 07:09 PM
  6. justjun555's Avatar
    The foldable screens are not very durable and only fold one direction. So far dual-screen and folding devices seem half-baked. I admire the attempts at innovation but personally have no desire to transform my halfassed phone into a half-assed tablet-sorta-thing.
    Let's ignore the durability issues for now untill foldable gorilla glass is out in the market.
    You are right they can only fold 180° but big front screen can be provided outside like galaxy fold design or folding out ward like Huawei mate x which looks amazing as a phone.

    How can it be half *** tablet ? I don't see anything wrong in galaxy fold or mate x's tablet mode.
    I believe flexible screen devices are natural evolution of dual screen devices.
    10-19-2019 10:32 AM

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