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In February Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Fold, its first foldable phone. It was exciting, but the Fold was only put on display -- and not in anyone's hands. A video on YouTube tech vlog phoneoftime uploaded Tuesday appears to show the foldable device in the hands of a real life person, demonstrating how it transforms from tablet to phone and back again.
One thing you'll notice, other than the background audio of what sounds like a daytime soap opera ("You knew. You knew and you never said anything!") is a visible crease running down the middle of the device when it's in tablet mode. The crease is quickly becoming a flashpoint for foldable phone design. Critics point to the crease in plastic (polymer) screens used on foldable phone as a weakness that looks unattractive and could disrupt a seamless experience when playing games or using apps in the full-screen (unfolded) mode. A crease also suggests to detractors future wear and tear on the screen.
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The video also provides a glimpse of gesture controls using Samsung's One UI interface, and a large notched area that houses some of the Galaxy Fold's cameras. You might notice, too, that the Fold's bezels look particularly thick when it's closed in phone mode. You can hear the two sides click into place when it snaps shut, suggesting a magnetized closure...
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