Samsung's foldable smartphone might be coming earlier than expected

Samsung's foldable smartphone might be coming earlier than expected
2019 is expected to bring a breath of fresh air when it comes to smartphone designs, by introducing foldable screens. A few companies are expected to have a shot at it, but the most anticipated one is coming from Samsung. New information has now surfaced, that Samsung is aiming at an early 2019 launch of the rumored device, hoping to beat Huawei as the first company with foldable smartphone on the market. 

Sources close to the Wall Street Journal have shed some more light on the project. According to the unnamed informants, the device will have a close to 7-inch display. While that’s not much more than current large smartphones, the aspect ratio of the foldable phone (likely close to 4:3) will provide a significant increase in screen real estate.

The smartphone will fold in half “like a wallet”, the mysterious people said, and will have a small secondary display on the outside, presumably to show you the clock, notifications and other useful information while closed. The main camera (or cameras) will be on the other half of the device.

Samsung has been talking about making smartphones with foldable screens since 2014, so we can’t wait to actually see what they’ve come up with and how it will compare to what other manufacturers have to offer.

If you want to be an early adopter of the new technology, be prepared to pay a hefty amount of money for it. The first generation is not only launching a new class of smartphones, but likely a new higher price bracket as well.

source: The Wall Street Journal

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10 Comments

1. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

The return of the flop phone?

2. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2147; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

If priced over $1000...begin the grave sight...

3. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

no android phone should be price as high as $700. Only iphone should be the king when it comes to pricing, since most iphone users can afford it.

4. droidguy86

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

Speak for yourself. Why should the iPhone be justified in charging over $1,000 for a phone just because people can "aftord" it? Because most people I see are on a payment plan even for the cheaper iPhone models. If the phone has the technology I think they should be allowed to charge more. The only reason Apple gets away with it is because they know their consumers are brainwashed into paying any amount no matter what the product offers.

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4110; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Android users span all classes my friend. I get the latest flagship Samsung the day they are released every 6 months spending far more than the average iPhone user. Stop being a hero for the stupid.

6. Tipus

Posts: 851; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

*facepalm*

7. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

“Only iphone should be the king when it comes to pricing, since most iphone users can afford it” Ok so now we will put MarvzIsFallen’s stupid theory right next to Earth is Flat theory.

8. sissy246

Posts: 7081; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Even though a foldable phone isn't what I want I can't wait to see it.

9. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I don't want it in 4:3 since my main use for a big screen is video watching on the go. Unless they plan to upscale all 4:3 TV content from 2005 and before, I'll be sticking to the S10+

10. tfpritchjrEMT

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 24, 2015

Two things. First, how much? Second, how many years of support? At this likely price; four years of support at a minimum!

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