The name of Samsung's foldable smartphone was just revealed by a tipster

The name of Samsung's foldable smartphone was just revealed by a tipster
Samsung Galaxy Fold concept renders

For quite some time, Samsung’s foldable smartphone was referred to as the Galaxy X. However, this branding rumor was shot down last summer when an industry source claimed that the final name would actually be the Galaxy F.

Since then, this moniker has evolved slightly with some reports referring to the device as the Galaxy Fold while others listed the smartphone as the Galaxy Flex – this name first appears after Samsung announced its Infinity Flex display. Thankfully, tipster Evan Blass has now shed some light on the matter by suggesting that the company’s first foldable smartphone will indeed be marketed as the Samsung Galaxy Fold when it launches later this year.

Since day one, expectations for the Galaxy Fold have been rather high with almost every recent rumor pointing towards a 7.3-inch flexible display that can be folded into a more manageable 4.8-inch variant. As suggested by a recent patent and Samsung’s own Galaxy Fold teaser, though, this may not be the case.

Rather than fitting the Galaxy Fold with an Infinity Flex panel, it seems as though the smartphone will consist of two AMOLED displays complete with curved edges stuck together, similar in a way to the design of ZTE’s Axon M which debuted back in 2017. This external setup will allegedly be paired with a triple-camera setup on the rear.

Internally, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 is to be expected alongside 1TB of storage and a whopping 12GB of RAM. Android 9 Pie coupled with the One UI custom overlay should be present too. It does, however, remain to be seen if the Galaxy Fold will support 5G.

Samsung’s first foldable smartphone will most likely be teased once again tomorrow at the company’s Unpacked event. Unfortunately, a complete unveiling of the smartphone isn’t expected to take place until later on this year.

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34 Comments

1. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2243; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

My guess is that it will be double thickness of today’s phones. No thank you.

2. tokuzumi

Posts: 1923; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

While this is definitely personal preference, I would rather have a thicker phone. It's much easier to hold on to. These super thin phones have no sides to grab, especially the super thin sides of the "infinity display" samsung devices. With the screen being the most expensive component in the phone, it doesn't make sense for a company to not protect it a little better.

3. midan

Posts: 2981; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Very disappointing if we won't see it fully tomorrow.

11. JCASS889

Posts: 555; Member since: May 18, 2018

why do you care at all? you clearly hate samsung and only love apple, so why are you on here casting doubt on something that you clearly have zero interest in and thats not even out yet.

12. midan

Posts: 2981; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Why you think that i hate Samsung? Just 4 months ago i bought Samsung TV. I also have Samsung curved monitor and planning to buy another better one soon. I also bought Samsung soundbar to my dad for christmas gift. Sure i'm interest to see what kind a product it really is and how they try to sell the foldable idea for people.

15. JCASS889

Posts: 555; Member since: May 18, 2018

just shows in your comments, always praising apple and putting down others.

18. alligator

Posts: 103; Member since: Jan 09, 2016

He will be disappointed because he would be unable to talk against Samsung for their new invention.

19. apple-rulz

Posts: 2182; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

People have a right to comment on any article they want to. You Samsung Defense Force people need to chill.

24. pimpin83z

Posts: 588; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

There's a difference between commenting to voice ones opinion & commenting to troll.

31. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LOL, thats not what you have said before. Do want to add though, i agree That is what this site is for, we may not all always agree and thats fine.

23. pimpin83z

Posts: 588; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

He meant phones, which you clearly didn't mention in your list of purchased Samsung products.

29. midan

Posts: 2981; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

He didn't talk about phones, he said i hate Samsung. Which means Samsung as a company and everything what they do. Just like when i like some Apple products it doesn't mean i own them all, i only own iOS devices, never owned Mac. I like what Apple does with iOS devices, not interested their computers. But need to say after owning iPhone/iPad/AppleTV and had great experience with all of them i've been thinking Mac as option too. That's how it works. Also the problem i've seen with all Samsung TV's i used is also one reason which bothers me with Samsung phones. They just can't make smooth OS. I need to use my Apple TV to had great smart TV experience. Paying nearly $2600 etc. for TV i would expect lot more from Samsung. If i would have to buy something else than iPhone i would still very likely choose Samsung phone (safe choice), luckily i don't. So i don't hate Samsung phones either.

32. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I agree, hoping to see it.

4. tokuzumi

Posts: 1923; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

This could be the next Note-type product. When the first note came out, it was big and bulky, and looked ridiculous. But it generated this cult following, and Samsung basically sells all it can make. The Note brand even survived the battery-gate issue of the Note 7, where there basically wasn't a Note for an entire year. I'm marginally interested in it, but I want to see how the hinge system operates. I just don't see this being a flexible screen product at this time.

5. midan

Posts: 2981; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"But it generated this cult following, and Samsung basically sells all it can make." What? I'm sure they could make tens of millions more if the demand would be there, but it's not and never been. And actually Note 9 sales are worse than Samsung expected. But it's never been any best seller, it's just a niche product for minor group.

6. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

It definitely popularized bigger screen sizes though.

14. seantn4

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 11, 2018

@midan you are correct to an extent. Working in phone sales i would say I personally sell 1 note to every 2 galaxy s devices. Granted the markets i work in are small towns such as morgantown, WV and near state college in PA. I think the note line is successful in the fact Samsung went after a certain market for it and they have received it well.

25. pimpin83z

Posts: 588; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

"But it generated this cult following..." Unless you're referring to power users & multitaskers, the Note did not generate a a cult following.

8. Cat97

Posts: 1921; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

If it will not be fully flexible display but rather two separate curved screens, it will probably be lamest Samsung release in the last 10 years (and probably no one will buy it). Why do I need two glued phones to carry around ?

16. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I don't think it will be like that but, if it is I do agree, Samsung F-ed up big time. But i think that is just PA putting up the ugliest render they have to make it look bad before tomorrow. Oh well, we will see tomorrow if the folding phone is in the lineup.

17. thxultra

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Agreed, if it looks anything like the picture above then it is basically just two phones side by side. I can't see many wanting this.

30. AustinPaul

Posts: 155; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

I don't see any remote possibility that it will be two halves. There's really no innovation there. It's already been done. The whole challenge with this thing has been the ability of the folding screen to withstand thousands and thousands of open/close cycles.

9. JCASS889

Posts: 555; Member since: May 18, 2018

i cannot see samsung just tease all year a folding phone, show off a concept of a true folding device only to release a phone thats simply 2 screens glued together.

27. skips

Posts: 481; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

well get your self ready for that and just that and nothing else.

10. JCASS889

Posts: 555; Member since: May 18, 2018

i cannot see samsung just tease all year a folding phone, show off a concept of a true folding device only to release a phone thats simply 2 screens glued together.

34. odachek

Posts: 127; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

It will also be a wow moment even if they managed to stick or stitch two screen together to eliminate the center bezel.

21. Gek214

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 19, 2019

I don 't think that Samsung have a good product on here because i see 2 phones changed in one phone.

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