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Samsung confirms foldable phone; here's what to expect from the Unpacked event

Samsung and other smartphone makers are trying to revitalize slowing demand for smartphones as users around the world wait longer to upgrade their devices.Premium
Samsung and other smartphone makers are trying to revitalize slowing demand for smartphones as users around the world wait longer to upgrade their devices.

  • Samsung on Monday uploaded a video teaser for the Galaxy S10 which reads “The future of mobile will unfold on February 20, 2019”
  • Samsung announced its plans to launch a foldable smartphone at the Samsung's Developers' Conference held in November last year

Samsung on Monday confirmed the launch of a foldable smartphone at the Unpacked event it will hold at San Francisco on 20 February. Samsung uploaded a video teaser for the upcoming Galaxy S10 smartphone on its official YouTube channel which reads “The future of mobile will unfold on February 20, 2019".

Although Samsung hasn't explicitly mentioned anything about a foldable device, it is safe to assume that it will launch the "Galaxy F" or "Galaxy Flex"alongside the Galaxy S10.

The Korean electronics maker announced its plans to launch a foldable smartphone at the Samsung's Developers' Conference held in November last year. The company aims to deliver at least a million foldable Galaxy smartphones and "may raise the production volume of its foldable devices depending on market reception," Koh was quoted as saying at the event last year. 

Samsung and other smartphone makers are trying to revitalize slowing demand for smartphones as users around the world wait longer to upgrade their devices.

There is no word out on the specifications of the foldable smartphone, however it might not be surprising if it goes neck and neck in terms of hardware with the S10. This includes the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 855 processor, 10GB of RAM and a terabyte of storage capacity. It might even have a 5G antenna.

Samsung might also launch four Galaxy S10 variants—the "regular" S10, S10 Plus, S10e (or S10 Lite) and S10 Special Edition. The Special Edition was spotted on Samsung Philippines pre-order page. The pre-order page says the Galaxy S10 would be made available in the Philippines on March 15.


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