Samsung Galaxy Fold and S10: Editors react
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Samsung Galaxy Fold and S10: Editors react

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[NOISE] All right, we were here for the Samsung Galaxy S10 launch, it was also the launch of the foldable phone, and holy ****, this was maybe the best unpack that I've ever been to. And we've been doing this for years Shara, like years, and years, and years. And it just didn't stop. They announced eight devices, some of which we knew about. The Galaxy S10 phones were just leaked all over the place. But some where kind of a surprise, mostly the details of the Galaxy Fold phone, so I think we should talk about that first. And I'm too excited, so why don't you kick us off. Yeah, so we finally got to see Samsung's foldable phone. They've talked about it, basically for years. They showed kind of a prototype at f their develop conference in November which we both saw. That was [UNKNOWN] like here it is. Yeah, quickly on stage. And we knew about a few specs. Yeah. We knew about the 4.6 inch screen on the back and the 7.3 inch screen on the middle and that that was gonna be made out of plastic. But we really didn't know a lot of details. Yeah. We didn't really know what the hardware was actually gonna look like. We knew that it would fold open kind of like a book. It would go from a phone to a tablet, but this time we got to see some colors, we got to understand a little bit better about how it actually works. Yeah, martian green I think has probably gotta be it. That's the one that's gonna win, hands down. Yeah, maybe. [LAUGH] Yeah, so it's just really interesting. We also found out the price which was a very big deal that we Did not know before it's only, it's basically a $2,000 phone. Yeah. I was a little bit less shocked about the price. It's expensive. They kept calling it a luxury device. And we know what that means. But there's a FlexPai phone out there from this little known brand called Royole. And that one goes for $1500 Dollars and they're specifically marketing as developers. Now, it doesn't have nearly all of the things that are in the Galaxy Fold. Yeah. So Galaxy Fold, by the way, has six cameras, it's got a top of the line processor, it's got a lot of Storage, 512 gigabytes, 12 gigabytes of RAM. Yeah, it comes in two variations. You can get either LTE or 5G. That's right. We don't know what the 5G one is gonna cost. Most of us are not gonna be buying this right now. So it's really just them trying to figure out how we're gonna use it, what the apps are gonna be like, what the whole experience is gonna be like, and really what we're gonna What we're going to do with these things to figure out how it evolves. They're just really experimenting and trying to figure out. I want to talk about the way that this phone works for just a minute. So we know that it closes, and then it opens like a book. So let's say you are using an app on the outside of the phone, or even on the inside and you close it, Samsung has been working with Google on something that they're calling out continuity, which just means whether you're opening or closing it will still switch screens and work really well. So you're not sitting there waiting for it to load license Flipboard. You may just see one article but then when you open it, it could be like a menu pain on the side that has like a river. [UNKNOWN] stories and then your article [UNKNOWN] Basically it's just continuing. Another big thing that they are doing is multi-window like multi-tasking, you gonna have three windows opening at the same time and religious like kind of do two more multi-tasking. Theoretically we have a [INAUDIBLE] this year that's the hope Sure and I did get the grimps of this multi Some tasking back in November at the developer conference and we do understand that it sort of depends on what the app maker wants. Like what the screen is actually going to look like, what they do, and even how many they have. So an app maker might decide they only want two screens, I don't know why they'd do that. But they might, versus three. So you will see a little bit of difference in the way that this is being used but it's nice to know that it's completely supported by Google We're definitely not gonna see most people using foldable phones, this year or even next year. What do you think about five years, maybe? I don't know, I'm not gonna predict that because [LAUGH] I mean like, that's really hard. People will say like, yeah, we're all gonna be like driving Things blind cars in five years, that doesn't happened yet. So I don't know I don't think this is the future. I mean, we're seeing it in other devices as well LG made a TV that but it already rolls out. So just kind of a promise of like having in your laptop that would be amazing. You know, like something you kinda just small and you'll just like kind of unruled. Fold it or unfold it to get this like, bigger product is really fascinating. Even if the foldable phone doesn't really catch on, the technology that's gone in to it is something that I think we're going to see for a long time. Yeah, okay, so. I think we should switch gears. And talk about the other products that Samsung announced- Yeah. Even though all I wanna really do is talk about flipable all day long. Yeah. So we have, the Galazy S10, the Galaxy S10+, the Galaxy S10 E, which is the cheapest version, and then the Galaxy S10 5G. 5G is not gonna be cheap, this is probably gonna be the most expensive of the On the phones, it's also got the largest screen. Also has a 3D depth sensing camera on the front and on the back. This is not for security this is for AR and for taking depth portraits but why else is this expensive? Why is 5G so expensive? Yeah, 5G whenever we move to a new technology the components are really expensive. The amount of R&D that like Qualcom and Intel and all of these chip companies have had to put in to make 5G is just insane. You know the first generation devices are always a little more experimental. It's kind of when we get to the second or the third generation that they are gonna be something that pretty much everybody's gonna want to buy. I totally agree with that which is why the Galaxy See, S10 plus is one of the phones that I think a lot of people are going to buy. So basically, that one has a really fast processor, it's got a large screen. It's got up to one terabyte of onboard storage. It has a really cool wireless charging. Actually all of the galaxy s10 phones do. And this one is probably what I'm most excited about With those phones called wireless power share. And I tried it and it worked. Basically, you pull down on the notification shade. You turn it on, you flip the phone over. And then you put any other Qi connected device on top. So you can put the new Galaxy Buds, you can put a friend's phone on it, and it stops discharing at 30%. I just think that's gonna be such a big winner, because it means people aren't gonna carry around cords as much. [UNKNOWN] Yeah. And it's like wireless charging for all and I'm for anything that sort of spreads the wireless charging love. But the galaxy s10 plus also has another benefit. If you buy it in either the 512 gigabyte or 1 tarabyte option, then you can get it in ceramic white or ceramic black. We haven't talked a lot about ceramic before. It has been used as a premium material on other phones and it's meant to be more durable. We're of course going to test this in a drop test later on. Yeah. But that is an interesting characteristic. We also have the Galaxy S10, $900. The S10+ is 1,000, the S10 in $900, and then the S10E is 750. And doesn't it sort of seem like the S10E is modeled after the Iphones It is. But I feel like it still has a lot of the high-end things that you want in it. You know, it has the really fast processor. It doesn't have the end screen. Basically, what it doesn't have is the, the screen is flat. It's not curved at all. It doesn't have the end screen finger print reader. You know, I think when people are looking at these. What people might consider first This is, you know, what size of screen do I want? And then, do I really need a fifth camera or am I okay with having three, what is it that I need camera-wise because we are getting to so many cameras on these devices at this. This point. The basic camera breakdown is that the Galaxy S10 E has two cameras on the back and one on the front. The S10 has three cameras on the back and one on the front. The S10+ has three cameras on the back and two cameras on the front. It's a lot of cameras. Yeah, well let's talk about their wearables because that was another thing that they also announced today. As if they couldn't have enough, they also have- Here, have a few more. The Galaxy earbuds and the new Galaxy watch. You know, these are really interesting. I'm kinda excited to try the buds just to get to charge them on a phone, basically. We've seen Apple with their AirPods, those are not yet wireless charging. These new buds are, that's gonna be something interesting to check out. And compared to the price of some of these phones, they're pretty cheap at about 100. $130 bucks. Yeah, totally. And then the watch, as well. This is active, you can swim with it, do all these things that you want. And it's also really cheap compared to what you're seeing from pretty much all the other smart watches. $200 right? Yeah. And then you've got the fitness band, which starts Starts at $100. I think that you know these fitness and wearables. I think they're nice to have. Cuz I think the big stars of the show are obviously the Galaxy Colt. And then the phones. Particularly the S10 5G and the S10+. So it's been a wild ride. We've got a lot of information on it. So stick with CNET. And we'll have all those full reviews just as soon as we can

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