Samsung Mobile teases foldable phone ahead of Developer Conference 2018

Alfred Osborne
November 5, 2018

The phone has been in rumours and reports for a long time but it may be nearing its launch date.

Lastly, while we may see the hardware at SDC this week, it's also said that Samsung will showcase the software UI it has designed for this foldable device.

The company says the device is meant to combine both a smartphone and tablet, and will be available to purchase from next month.

The foldable phone when unfolded turns into a 7.8-inch tablet.

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The last rumor from the Wall Street Journal claimed Samsung's foldable display phone would be out early next year, but remember the rumor mill has been saying that for years. If this isn't a confirmation of a folding phone in the works, we don't know what is. The phone will use a hinge mechanism that will allow smooth folding and unfolding of the device. Further, it could cost a fortune as rumours have it that it may be priced at almost $1,500 which roughly translates to over Rs 1 lakh.

A start-up from China, called Royole, has become the first company to bring a commercial foldable smartphone to market. Now, with just days left before the marquee event, the company has teased the flexible feature of the phone.

The report reiterates that Samsung's foldable smartphone will feature dual OLED displays. Now, the South Korean technology major is expected to take mobile standards to a whole new level with the new foldable phone, which many calling it as Galaxy X or F and further the enhance its reputation as the global mobile phone leader. It looks like a real clunker, but these first-generation devices are usually the first step toward a viable screen device.

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