The Samsung Galaxy S9
Although Samsung’s primary devices next year will be the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy Note 10, the South Korean giant is also set to offer the foldable Galaxy F. And according to tipster Evan Blass, the device will be widely compatible with US carriers, despite its limited production run.
From the look of things, Samsung is currently developing a wide range of carrier-specific firmware for its first foldable smartphone. This will allow the device to work on the likes of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon, in addition to U.S. Cellular and Spectrum Mobile.
Last week, it was confirmed officially that the Galaxy F will arrive with a new 7.3-inch Infinity Flex display. As expected, this can be folded in half, allowing users to access a smaller 4.8-inch panel. Separate to this, recently-leaked information is pointing towards Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 8150 on the inside alongside as much as 512GB of storage. This will then be coupled with Android 9 Pie complete with Samsung's new One UI, which is fully compatible with the foldable format.
When it comes to pricing and availability, Samsung’s first foldable smartphone is currently expected to retail at around $1500, although this could be even higher at launch. Speaking of which, rumors point towards a mid-March release alongside the Galaxy S10. At the moment, though, the only official information is that it will take place before July.