Are handsets with movable parts here to stay?

Are handsets with movable parts here to stay?

Are handsets with movable parts here to stay?

Avant d’acheter un smartphone pliable, il faut absolument analyse les différents modèles disponibles sur le marché. Lequel, permettra vraiment de mater les actualité tous les jours de manière confortable ?

With Samsung announcing the A80 ([samsung gif showing the mechanism](https://img.global.news.samsung.com/global/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/01_GalaxyA80_camera_Angel_Gold.gif)) and foldable phones coming to the shops, do you think the next iteration of smartphone evolution might be about movable parts?

What’s wrong with moving parts on a phone? I have a 20 year old washing machine, I had several cd/dvd players and the motorized tray never broke.

Yes, water and dust resistance is nice but so are replaceable batteries and headphone jacks which were given up for it. Why not give it all up for that special cool move that no other phone can do and sets it apart from old phones?

Will these designs work? What company is gonna win? Is Apple missing the trend?



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5 réflexions au sujet de “Are handsets with movable parts here to stay?”

  1. I think under display stuff will come in 2-3 years and the moving parts will probably go away, the folding phones are just gimmicks and probably not possible to make truly durable and flat without a crease, even if they do some how make them cheaper, and the pop-up cameras and sliding mechanisms are all well and good, but are a point for failure to occur and aren’t as elegant as a mature under display option in the long run, like the notch, they are just a transitional step.

  2. I’ve got a Mi Mix 3, and honestly I prefer this approach to bezeless than a popup camera. As much as I love this phone, I’m always really careful with it taking it out in the rain, near water and any time I have the slider open. Granted, my previous Redmi 5 Plus didn’t have an IP rating, but there are tests showing it surviving a swim, and the iPhone X, which does, has a few claims against it for damage it should have resisted, but this is another level of « I don’t want to know ». I love the looks of this phone, and the selfies must be incredible as long as the rear camera is good, but it would seem to fragile to me and I wouldn’t trust the motors. Still a beautiful phone and definitely has the wow factor, but seems to fragile. And that’s coming from someone who would’ve got a NEX-S if it wasn’t for the shit that is Funtouch OS.

  3. The pop up cameras/sliding mechanisms needed to achieve notch less displays are stop gap measures for sure, and I don’t see them existing past under screen camera tech for very long. Though it won’t be long before moving mechanisms become water hardened ( internal components with hydrophobic coatings, smart rubber gasket placement), and foldable devices are the reason.

    Foldable phones are happening and will continue to happen. As proven by the past, things that continue to happen tend to get better. So it would be a matter of time before the compromises that we have with movable parts will begin to subside. Some implementations will be better than others in the short run (like how having multiple cameras was still being figured out in the past, and how designs are more standardized now) but over time things will come out to a general balance and a new norm…for foldable hinges at least.

  4. I sold phones during the original Droid era and up to the Nexus 6 era. I don’t recall the myriad of Android phones with slide-out keyboards ever having issues due to the slide function. I wish my OnePlus 6T had one, it’s definitely something I miss. I’ve never been as accurate with an on screen keyboard (big hands) and it was great for gaming, too.

    What I’d love is a physical keyboard with transparent buttons and a screen underneath, so you could still have custom layouts, etc with physical keys. Like a gaming mode where all the buttons go dark except the ones used to play the game, or different languages, symbol arrangements, etc.

  5. Like /u/ben7337 says, this is just a gimmick bridge to transition to under-screen cameras. It’s just one method of getting a full screen, bezeless solution, but not the only one. And if everyone transitions to this, no one is special. Folding phones are just for a larger screen experience. They’re still going to have to deal with the FFC issue.

    I think it’s a little difficult to compare your washing machine/CD players to a phone with moving parts. You’re moving and using the phone day in, day out. I know the parts aren’t moving as much as I’m implying, but they are exposed to more shock and stress than an appliance sitting there unmoved.

    Apple is going to get its audience whether or not they follow the trend. People are way too invested in their ecosystem and are too afraid/lazy to try something else and they still sell beautiful products.

    I personally like the concept of using one camera for both sides. It ensures that I’ll always be using the best camera, since FFCs tend to be weaker than their back facing counterparts.

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