Samsung foldable phone mentioned in leaked Android 9 Pie build for the Galaxy S9

Samsung foldable phone mentioned in leaked Android 9 Pie build for the Galaxy S9
Rumors of a foldable Samsung phone have been floating around for so long, and have been confirmed by independent sources, that it's all but sure that the South Korean tech giant has such a device in the works. The latest confirmation comes from the source itself, as the folks over at XDA have uncovered information in the code of the latest Android 9 Pie build for the Galaxy S9 that seems to corroborate existing information about the foldable phone.

Reports earlier this year suggested that Samsung's foldable phone is codenamed "Winner." A file named “winnerlte” has been uncovered in the code of the leaked firmware build. Another interesting thing that the filename suggests is that the phone may be powered by Samsung' Exonys chip. As SamMobile notes, the company usually differentiates Snapdragon models of its devices with a "q" at the end of the codename.

Another interesting tidbit of information discovered in the leaked Android 9 Pie build for the Galaxy S9 is a policy file for an unreleased Qualcomm chipset, which makes mention of a "Snapdragon 8150" chipset. Previous rumors suggested that Qualcomm's next chip may be called the Snapdragon 855, but this may not be the case, as the current leak suggests.

There's no information yet as to when Samsung's foldable smartphone or the new Snapdragon chipset may be released. Our guess would be sometime next year.

source: XDA via SamMobile
image source: PhoneDesigner



1. gamehead unregistered

I dont know why id need a foldable phone, but let's see it before jumping to conclusions

4. foldablephone

Posts: 60; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

As you can probably tell from my username - this is the most exciting phone I’ve been waiting for for years! To explain, Huawei’s boss was recently asked the same question (they are racing to be the first to release a folding screen phone) and said that the reason we still have laptops is the smartphone screen is too small for most work. Imagine being able to have a 12 or 13 inch screen with you all the time (but folded to 5-6” when not needed your pocket. Done well, it could be a game changer. Microsoft, who quit the smartphone market are expected to re-enter with their folding Andromeda device next year too. This could be a much needed shift in the industry!

5. gamehead unregistered

Bigger phone screens seem nice, but I dont think I'll replace my desktop, tablet or laptop for a bigger phone.

2. ezfidel

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

How many Apple guys will jump ship if this Samsung phone does come out?

3. doublestandardz

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 06, 2018

two comments. first, if the alucid samsung foldable phone looks like that render, sign me up! that looks like bigtime game changer in smart phone land. second comment, i believe this alucid phone should be nick named, nessie or sosquatch, cause i have seen so many articles for 5 years saying they have seen this phone and it is coming out soon, that i don't even beleive it anymore.

6. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

I wouldn't buy a gen 1 or 2 model...I'd wait for the thing to "mature". Also, as for replacing my laptop, unless I can run photoshop on it, forget it. I use it too much.

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