First real-life images of Samsung's new foldable phone leak out

First real-life images of Samsung's new foldable phone leak out
Samsung's first Galaxy Fold is an extremely cool idea, but not everyone can afford to spend two grand on a smartphone, and that's where a brand new foldable phone idea might come into play.

Earlier this year, at its Developer Conference, Samsung showed a different foldable phone design and today, for the first time, we see leaked real-life pictures of this next-gen device: a clamshell Samsung foldable that looks a lot like the new Moto Razr, and its idea is that when folded it is extremely compact, while when you unfold it, it actually has the size of a regular smartphone.

These first images of the new clmashell Samsung foldable show a prototype allegedly spotted in the wild in China, and it rocks a design with a punch hole camera in the middle (something that Samsung refers to as Infinity-O design), much like the latest traditional Samsung handsets. The screen is a tall one, seemingly with a 21:9 aspect ratio and we can also see the familiar Samsung One UI interface. 

The photos also reveal a tiny ticker screen that is active when the phone is folded. It shows the time and will also probably show missed notifications. 

We have previously heard rumors about such a Samsung clamshell foldable and sources have speculated that it might be a lot more affordable than the $2,000 Galaxy Fold, so more people can jump on the new foldable form factor. This, however, might also mean that just like the Moto Razr, you will not get the fastest chip and other components on this phone. The Razr for example settles for a Snapdragon 7xx series chip, slower than the top-tier Snapdragon 8xx series.


So when is this new Samsung foldable coming out? Rumors say it might get officially unveiled at the MWC tech conference in late February 2020, while the actual release date might be a bit later on in time.

How do you feel about this clamshell foldable phone design? Do you prefer it over the phone-to-tablet folding idea of the original Galaxy Fold?

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17 Comments

1. Sloiz

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 21, 2017

Ugly!

4. CrapGame

Posts: 42; Member since: Nov 29, 2019

I like it and I like the Razr too. However, unless it has a decent sized battery I'll pass. The battery in the Razr is pathetic.

2. legar123

Posts: 70; Member since: Mar 26, 2019

Waiting for the usual few users who labels every Samsung products as "Beasts"

5. lyndon420

Posts: 6915; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

You'd be better off hanging onto an apple article and waiting for apple to announce a wireless charger. ;) I'm reluctantly holding off on buying a Samsung S10 to replace my piss-poor LG V30...(sigh)

6. CrapGame

Posts: 42; Member since: Nov 29, 2019

Waiting for the Apple users to come along and trash the it until the Apple version is "invented" and it's the greatest thing ever.

19. PartTimePhoner

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 03, 2019

Also the ones who comment "ugly" on every unveiled samsung design

3. Elvis358

Posts: 286; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

I prefer Motorola razr over this.

7. JMartin22

Posts: 2414; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I don’t see the use of this foldable technology. It needs to advance to levels of science fiction to be practical. This early adopter stuff is more so for fluff gimmicks. Kind of like the dumb wireless charging tirade Apple is on. Where’s the convenience of not having faster wired charging speeds and the ability to wield your phone when it’s on the charger

8. RoryBreaker

Posts: 295; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

Ummm...can we wait for more details before passing final judgement?

9. AlienKiss

Posts: 315; Member since: May 21, 2019

It's has a nice design and I can tell a lot of people will want one. But I'm a power user and having a mid-range processor and specs is very unappealing to me. I'll pass.. Note 10+ is still in the top of my wishlist.

10. Stormrider

Posts: 73; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

Enough with the abominable cutouts, it’s repulsive.

16. RoryBreaker

Posts: 295; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

So what do you suggest instead until the tech is ready for a camera behind the display?

14. ahmadkun

Posts: 691; Member since: May 02, 2016

Look at this symmetric bezel, isn't better than what we have now with bigger chin thin sides and slightly bigger top ? Apple done the same thing with iPhone and this is the right why in my opinion !

15. tokuzumi

Posts: 1999; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I don't like it as much as the Razr, but this is a better implementation than the folding tablet.

17. DroidMystic

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

The Moto Razr 2019 is more beautiful, well designed and better concept too

18. mackan84

Posts: 682; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

With the right price this might fly.

20. OneLove123

Posts: 1291; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Put an "Apple" logo on this thing and it would sell like hotcakes. You better believe it!! The following is strong with Apple products.

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