Samsung Reveals More Details About Its Flexible YOUM Display

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Bended is a word. 'He offered his fealty on bended knee.' It is just not commonly used, and it does sound funny when it is used.

 

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'Bended'... that isn't a word, 'Bent' is the correct word
Technically it is... the word is just archaic and is only used very rarely in modern context.

On that note, though, I don't see this as being a 'game changer' - more of a marketing gimmick if anything, and an unnecessary addition to manufacturing costs. Samsung tried to find a way for one of their units to stand out from the crowd of identical-looking smartphones, and this is the result we were given. I suppose it worked with all the press they seem to be getting around here.

I personally think that the marginal upgrades being put into a lot of these new handsets isn't even close to being worth a replacement... sure, I'm touched that you put a faster processor in it, but my LTE service is more of a bottleneck right now than the phone's actual hardware will ever be.
 
On that note, though, I don't see this as being a 'game changer' - more of a marketing gimmick if anything, and an unnecessary addition to manufacturing costs. Samsung tried to find a way for one of their units to stand out from the crowd of identical-looking smartphones, and this is the result we were given. I suppose it worked with all the press they seem to be getting around here.
I dunno about it being a game changer, but it's not a marketing gimmick. The edge display fills a real need. Phablets are extremely popular in Asia among women. They slap a case on it and carry it around in their purses.

Unfortunately if they get a text, that means they have to pull the phone out of their purse and flip open the case to read it. Find out it's not an important text, close the case, and put the phone back in their purse. That's a lot of two-handed maneuvering just to find out it was an unimportant text.

The cases with a cutout window in the front (which kinda defeats the purpose of a protective case) were the first attempt at solving this problem. It eliminated the step of flipping open the case to read the text. But they still have to pull the phone out of their purse, and put it back in.

The edge display solves this problem entirely. Woman gets a text, opens purse, peeks at beginning of the text on the edge display while the phone is still in the purse, decides it's not important and closes purse. No need to pull out the phone.
 
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On that note, though, I don't see this as being a 'game changer' - more of a marketing gimmick if anything, and an unnecessary addition to manufacturing costs. Samsung tried to find a way for one of their units to stand out from the crowd of identical-looking smartphones, and this is the result we were given. I suppose it worked with all the press they seem to be getting around here.
I dunno about it being a game changer, but it's not a marketing gimmick. The edge display fills a real need. Phablets are extremely popular in Asia among women. They slap a case on it and carry it around in their purses.

Unfortunately if they get a text, that means they have to pull the phone out of their purse and flip open the case to read it. Find out it's not an important text, close the case, and put the phone back in their purse. That's a lot of two-handed maneuvering just to find out it was an unimportant text.

The cases with a cutout window in the front (which kinda defeats the purpose of a protective case) were the first attempt at solving this problem. It eliminated the step of flipping open the case to read the text. But they still have to pull the phone out of their purse, and put it back in.

The edge display solves this problem entirely. Woman gets a text, opens purse, peeks at beginning of the text on the edge display while the phone is still in the purse, decides it's not important and closes purse. No need to pull out the phone.
I guess the edge display is mostly for "cool factor" above all anything else, for usability wise I suspect it is negative in aggregate. I'm in Seoul, I has not seen many peoples having Note Edge or Note 4 yet, but many peoples have so called phablets. I think it's about at least 30% regardless of gender, for higher end it might be like 50%. Those are admittedly quite difficult for one hand use especially for women but they have purses so easier to carry at least. The more you use phones the better having larger screen.
 

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This is a novel way of adding more screen real-estate without making the device wider. Not sure why they are not marketing these benefits.
 
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