Samsung Has a New Flip Phone and It Sells for 2700

first_img Samsung’s 108MP Camera Sensor Is Coming to a Smartphone Near YouHuge Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Doesn’t Have Room For Headphone Jack Samsung’s foldable tablet/smartphone hybrid won’t go on sale until early next year. They do, however, have another premium device that folds in half that available for purchase right now.Not thanks to a bendable display, mind you. No, this is an old-school foldable phone. This is the Samsung W2019, a ultra-high-end flipper that costs about 40 percent more than a 512GB iPhone Xs Max.Retail outlets in China were expecting it to come in more in the neighborhood of 9,999 CNY, Android Police reported. Instead it arrived priced at 18,999 CNY — which converts to about $2700 at today’s exchange rate.Photo Credit: SamsungWhat kind of hardware to you get when you shell out that much cash for a phone? For starters, you get not one but two 4.2 inch 1080p AMOLED displays. One on the outside that you can use smartphone-style when the W2019 is closed and one on the inside for when you want to T9 your friends because nostalgia is awesome even when you (grossly) overpay for it, apparently.You also get a Snapdragon 845 processor and 6GB of RAM, which puts the W2019 on par with the Galaxy Note 9. It has the same dual 12MP camera setup as the Note, too.The W2019 is also much thicker and heavier than the Note. It weighs in at a hefty 257 grams. That’s drifting away from smartphone specs and into 7-inch tablet territory.A phone like this won’t probably attract many buyers in the U.S, but over in China there’s a decent amount of demand.Samsung has been selling W-series devices there since 2006. The company markets the phones as being “stately” and offering discerning consumers a “dignified” way to enjoy a premium experience without flaunting it.As much as you can not flaunt a phone that stands about 10 inches tall when you’ve got it flipped open, anyway.More on Geek.com:Samsung’s Foldable Phone Folds Out into a TabletSamsung Galaxy Note 9 Plays Fornite, Other ThingsSamsung’s Unbreakable Phone Display Passes Military Test Stay on targetlast_img read more

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These EcoFriendly Jackets Are Stuffed With Bison Fur

first_imgStay on target San Diego to Build Charging Stations for 3,000 Electric Buses, TrucksHydrogen-Powered Plane Can Fly 20 Passengers Up to 500 Miles Despite what you may have seen on Futurama, you can’t actually buy a car that has seats stuffed with eagle down. You can, however, buy jackets and vests that are insulated with the fur of another iconic American animal.The bison’s coat of hollow, resilient hair has always done a fantastic job of keeping the majestic animals warm. Now it can keep you warm, too!United By Blue wasn’t keen on utilizing goose down in its garments. CEO Brian Linton said that despite improvements “the down industry’s live plucking practices remain too controversial.” “We ventured into the world of synthetic insulation,” he added, “but were never able to find something we could truly stand behind both technically and environmentally.”Five years ago they started working to create something better. It took numerous attempts to get the formulation just right. Ultimately UBB settled on a 50-50 mix of bison fur and polyester that they refer to as B100.The result of their efforts is a high-performance insulation that’s lightweight, packable, breathable, and hypoallergenic. The company is proud of their creation for more than just technical reasons. B100 is also very eco-friendly.The polyester is 100 percent recycled and the bison fur is actually waste that’s salvaged from the ranching industry. UBB built its supply chain from the ground up, but that’s nothing new for the Philadelphia-cased company.Founded in 2010, United By Blue has always aimed to make a positive impact on the environment. The company has been removing one pound of trash from the world’s oceans and waterways for every item sold. In just under 8 years of cleanup they’re now closing on the 1.5 million pound mark.They’ve also achieved B Corporation certification, which is no mean feat. B Corps have to meet rigid standards for “social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability” and maintain a balance between “profit and purpose.”More on Geek.com:These Vegan Shoes Are Made from Recycled Coffee Grounds8 Eco Brands Reimagining Fashion’s FutureThe North Face Turned Recyclables from National Parks Into Clothinglast_img read more

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