You can once again pre-register to buy the Samsung Galaxy Fold
After a more than five-month delay, it looks like Samsung, true to its word, is on track to launch the Galaxy Fold this September. As of Monday, the company is once again allowing consumers in the US to pre-register to purchase its first foldable smartphone. The fact Samsung is allowing individuals to pre-register to buy the Fold suggests we'll see the phone finally make its way to consumers sometime later this month. To be clear, pre-registering to purchase a device is not the same pre-ordering one. In this case, you're not putting down any money before the phone is available to buy.
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As part of this process, Samsung developed a whole new UX and collaborated closely with Google to provide integrated OS support from Android. Hundreds of apps have been optimized for the Galaxy Fold , including services from leading partners like Amazon Prime Video, App in the Air
Foldable phones aren't worth much without apps that can take advantage of their screens -- Huawei evento give app makers more time to optimize their titles. That might not be much of a problem now that the is finally ready to make its debut. Samsung that it has worked and developers to bring Fold support to "hundreds" of apps, including big names like Amazon Prime Video, Facebook, Spotify and Twitter. This comes after Samsung and Google set up test labs that have spent months helping app makers fine-tune their work for the Fold.
The news also comes alongside details of howimproves foldable phone support. It's better at resizing apps and resuming them across screens, while developers have a new emulator to help them test multi-display switching. You should see more apps that work with foldable phones as a matter of course, even if there won't be many devices that can use them.
220 Euro plus: So extremely the prices in the online trade fluctuate
220 Eu ro more for a smartphone: Consumer advocates have revealed extreme price fluctuations in the German online trade. Prices change from day to day, but also several times a day. In the evening is often the best time for bargains
AGalaxy S8 for 580 euros costs at Mediamarkt.de suddenly 800 euros. A down jacket by Tommy Hilfiger is sold by Zalando sometimes for 130 euros, sometimes for 200 euros. It is no secret that prices in online trading are not set in stone. Every consumer has ever noticed that a product has become more expensive or cheaper - without any sales or other price promotions behind it. Consumer advocates have now systematically compared prices in online trading. They found significant price differences. 30 percent of the prices were partly more than doubled - and within a day.
The most common changes there were, according to the study of the consumer center Brandenburg at pharmacies and electronics sellers. Here around every second product was offered at fluctuating prices. Media market changed prices even in two out of three observed products. A Samsung LED TV cost between 329 and 466 euros. At Comtech, the same USB cable was between 1.75 and 6.79 euros. A complete outfit at Zalando originally cost 312.20 euros and was two weeks later for 274.70 euros to get.# consumer in German Online Trading: Who Does It? How much do prices fluctuate? What does that mean for
? Information on the current # market monitor investigation from Brandenburg:https://t.co/oXVatUisjc
- market guardian (@Marktwaechter) August 6, 2018
The consumer center Brandenburg has spent 34 days the pricing of Examined 16 online merchants. They came from the areas of pharmacies, auto parts, hardware store, electronics, leisure & hobby, fashion and luxury & jewelry. Among these were specialized industry sectors such asZalando
, Mediamarkt, DocMorris and ATU. All-rounders Amazon was missing, however. The prices of 1133 products were checked several times a day. Only one supplier (Shop-Apotheke.de) kept its prices constant in the investigation period. The remaining 15 online retailers made use of so-called dynamic prices. In extreme cases, the prices of a product were changed up to 32 times during the investigation period.
This lack of transparency could ultimately make trading expensive. "The customer can not assess whether he just saves or pays on his purchase," warned Kirsti Dautzenberg, head of the market guard team at the consumer center Brandenburg. A trader who constantly changes his prices loses the trust of the customers. This obviously has concrete consequences. According to the study, almost a third of customers will not buy from the unreliable provider next time.More on MSN
Samsung folding phone: New 'clamshell' phone concept teased .
The company teased at its annual Samsung Developer Conference a mobile device with a "clamshell" form factor. In a video showed on stage, the Galaxy Fold smartphone -- which opens vertically into a tablet -- transforms into one that expands horizontally. Samsung didn't provide too many details on the concept, but a Samsung spokesperson confirmed it is "working on advancing new foldable form factors and bringing a new foldable device to market." In late September, the Samsung Galaxy Fold, which folds like a book, finally hit stores following several months of delays.