Samsung's foldable smartphone just moved closer to release

Samsung's foldable smartphone just moved closer to release
The release date of Samsung’s first foldable smartphone is currently a mystery but the premium device is expected to debut at the company’s Unpacked event on February 20. And ahead of this, the offering has been granted yet another certification, this time in China.

As is often the case, the certification in question doesn’t include any details about the smartphone’s internals. However, it does suggest that Samsung’s foldable smartphone, which is set to be called the Galaxy Fold, will have a much wider release than initially expected.

In addition to a potential release in China, Samsung has previously been spotted testing variants for the US, Europe, and its home market of South Korea under the model numbers SM-F900U, SM-F900F, and SM-F900A respectively.

The device, which could cost as much as $2,000 will land with a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex display. This will be paired with a secondary 4.6-inch panel that allows the device to be used as a traditional smartphone. Speaking of which, a triple-camera setup complete with wide-angle and telephoto cameras is to be expected on the rear, much like Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S10+.

Internally, the premium offering will land powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 in the US. 5G capabilities aren’t to be expected but the presence of 12GB of RAM and as much as 1TB of storage is rumored. A 4,400mAh battery could also be included alongside Android 9 Pie complete with the One UI overlay on top.

Samsung's foldable smartphone just moved closer to release

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12 Comments

1. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1790; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I'm ready to be a beta tester of this device

2. notfair

Posts: 680; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

that's not how beta test works :)

7. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1790; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Lol I know but I'm still getting the first iteration

4. sissy246

Posts: 6950; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I will forsure check ths phone out and decide if i want to give the first generation phone a try or if i will wait for the second generation.

3. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 147; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

I'm wondering how the main camera will be used. Would be a bummer if it has to be unfolded to use. We'll see I guess. Either way can't wait for this!

5. phljcnth

Posts: 549; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Of course it should be on the left side on the back so it can be used when the device is folded or not.

9. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 147; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

You are right. I forgot there was a screen in the front when folded.

6. Neoberry99

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 30, 2015

How many times can you fold the screen before damage occurs? I'm assuming it's like a keyboard....after a million presses the keys may fail?

8. Knownhost

Posts: 66; Member since: Nov 13, 2017

When they make a tri-fold version, I will be interested. For my use, the device has too small of a screen when folded for a phone and too small of a screen for a tablet. As for durability, surely a flexible screen such as this one would be more resistant to breakage, right?

10. ProudFather

Posts: 21; Member since: Jan 04, 2019

I don't know doc, $2 grand? That's an awfully steep price!

11. JayBEE

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

We wants our new precious!

12. odachek

Posts: 111; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Apple will be doomed on that day. It's a milestone for mobile world, just like when Steve Jobs announced the first iPhone. After that day, Apple will just be a follower.

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