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Samsung teases videocalling on its next foldable during the Oscars – TechCrunch

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It was South Korea’s — rather than Netflix’s — night at the Oscars, thanks to Bong Joon-ho’s biting class satire Parasite, which won best picture (among other well-deserved gongs). But tech giant Samsung appears to have been hoping to steal a little of the national limelight: The Korean phone maker chose a prime Oscars ad slot to show off a 360-degree view of its next foldable, running it as a teaser for its Unpacked 2020 unboxing event — which takes place in San Francisco tomorrow. The ad shows the flip phones from all angles, opening and closing while the Comic Strip sounds of and Brigitte Bardot – Comic Strip” href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKEk2FblRec” aria-label=”Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot – Comic Strip by asceticterrorism 6 years ago 2 minutes, 17 seconds 1,127,381 views” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot pop and crackle in the background. Notably we see the foldable propping itself up, with the screen half or three-quarters open, for a hands-free face-time style chat. In case you were wondering what the point of a flip phone might be in 2020). […] We’ve seen renders of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip leak online before but this is an official full view of the foldable Samsung hopes will spark a retro fashion craze for clamshell flip phones.


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