Samsung's foldable smartphone just moved closer to release
by Joshua Swingle / Jan 16, 2019, 6:37 AM
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.
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I'm ready to be a beta tester of this device
posted on Jan 16, 2019, 7:01 AM 1
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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!
posted on Jan 16, 2019, 7:27 AM 0
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Of course it should be on the left side on the back so it can be used when the device is folded or not.
posted on Jan 16, 2019, 8:09 AM 2
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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?
posted on Jan 16, 2019, 10:12 AM 0
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