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The foldable Galaxy F may cost 'twice the price of a premium phone,' to be unveiled with the S10

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The foldable Galaxy F may cost 'twice the price of a premium phone,' to be unveiled with the S10
Concept design for a Samsung foldable phone by LetsGoDigital

If you are wondering how much will the foldable Galaxy F cost, and when will it be released, Korean media today fills those knowledge gaps in. First off, Samsung is so confident that the Galaxy F (or whatever it gets named) and Galaxy S10 are unique enough in their own right, that it will unveil both handsets simultaneously at the February 20 Unpacked event it is holding next month.

A senior Samsung official has commented that "the folder phone will be released at twice the price of a premium phone, so a strong user case is needed." That for Samsung seems to be the unique form factor that brings abilities like running three different apps at once, or unfurling in a tablet-sized media consumption machine when you need it for watching videos or browsing.

The Galaxy S10, on the other hand, is reiterated to have a punch-hole display where the front selfie cameras are housed in an opening in the display itself, and the rest is a screen real estate that you can use to your heart's desire. That goes even for the dual selfie camera of the S10+, too, whose two sensors are housed in a small elliptical opening at the top right of the phone as you can see in the live leak of the phone

In addition, the Korean publication speculates another added value of the Galaxy S10 that Samsung bets will be superior to the competition, and this is the eventual in-display fingerprint scanner. Samsung put off employing such a biometric component because optical and first-generation ultrasonic in-display readers were a bit slow and cumbersome to use compared to those in the home button, side or back of the phone. 

In the Galaxy S10, however, it is allegedly using a second-gen ultrasonic scanner that reads through a thicker cover glass quicker and is reportedly more responsive than anything currently on the market. We can't wait to test that rumor next month when the Galaxy S10 launches together with Samsung's unique foldable phone.

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