Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles There it is, Ladies and gentlemen, em que Bhd, You already know Tech videos, YouTube happy to be here. We're lucky enough to have him here today. So I thought to myself, You know, we need to get to the bottom of some toppings since, as you know, m k b agencies, the authority on various technology topics on the Internet. Hey, what's up, guys? Into PhD here. We've got something exciting here. I mean, you obviously know is all about these folding phones right now, the next Samsung folding phone. And of course, it was the Royal or Royal I spy. I mean, I have trouble with that one. I was ruled skeptical that when I didn't see it, see, yes, I play with it. A CS Let's just say foldable phones aren't ready. No, And that was proof you wanna reward ambitious projects in tech because we're handling all these slabs that I feel bad because everyone's saying, Oh, the phones are the same Now they all look the same. Everyone's got a notch and dual cameras and glass, and you kind of want some interesting new thing to talk about. And they did that. But then I look at it, and I use it. I have to tell the truth, which is It's not that great. Don't put this thing in your pocket is not the one today. And you, Have you seen this clip yet? So this is breaking. It's the president of shall me. And they made this video right here of their working prototype of how they envisioned a folding phone. Here we go. Here you go. This is the magic moment. Uh, okay. It was a double fold on the back. Oh, whoa. Why? I don't I don't know. They're getting a lot of love for this particular design. People are saying who this seems closer. The idea of popping it open and having a slightly larger display like Is that enough to justify this very weird form factor the rest of the time, this sandwich mode, this the product that's going toe break, open the doors for the future of folding phones. I don't know if I can say yes, but I like the idea where, like they folded it and it went from tablet mode to smaller tablet mode. Made more sense than what I've seen so far. This isn't making me dio. Oh, that's why I want a folding phone. You know, I'm kind of still waiting for that moment. I think what I saw was Ah, I think he was also a patent application. Remember the razor, That flip phone. But it was like a version of the razor with touch screen all the way, and you could fold it in half. So it was like a a new razor. It was a folding display and I said, Oh, that That's like the one interesting way I could see a foldable display being useful. Having that flip phone feel back. People love flip phones. We've gone away from that. But now, if you have a folding display, you could maybe build all the components around and have a flip phone again. I'm interested to keep seeing these different versions and will eventually get some. Yeah, and I think the difference in this case are the reason that this one's generating a little bit more interest is because of the company doing it like Xiaomi is, they seem capable, like if someone was going to do it. You don't believe in the flex pie Royal. Exactly. That was not the most confidence inspiring brand. No offense, obviously, but a newcomer thio this particular space. Show me on and they're pumping No smartphones, like some new models all the time. You know, it's weird about the floating phone. The folding phone thing is, when you fold it over, the back of the phone stays lit up. That's happening here. It's happening in the prototypes I've seen, but it makes me feel like just turn the back off, right? So you don't feel like you're doing accidental touches? Yeah. No, I mean, you're probably right from, like, a user experience standpoint. It does seem odd to have this display that you're not looking at on the back. Yes, but then you get this weird side of it, which is anyone who has one of these phones who spends whatever amount of money is going to be necessary to pick one is gonna want the world to know that their screen folds. That's fair. So I don't know. Here's my thing. I'm kind of with you An early part of the discussion here. I haven't seen the killer application yet. Like what? What is the big I get it? You have a slightly bigger display. Like in this case when he hasn't unfolded. Yeah, but you look at some of the big phones out there that they're six and 1/2 7 inches already. So if you scale up to like an eight inch display for tablet believe, what are you getting in exchange? Yeah, it's not enough until somebody showcases maybe a pen input, maybe some other input method for or some type of application where it's like, Oh, that's compelling. Yeah, I think the why is like we can keep having his lightbulb moments about Oh, that's a different way to use a folding screen. But generally, since we only have these couple prototypes, my conclusion is foldable phones aren't ready yet. Proof of concept's kind of remind me of the beginnings of other things like oh, lead and a three d headed stay. But like we're trying to figure out if this is permanent, I think we're yet to have that light bulb moment. Yeah, we're we're still stuck in. Oh, it's cool. Cool. A screen is folding. Screens aren't supposed to fold. I'm still not seeing that future, but it is. It is cool tech. Yeah, definitely.