Samsung aims to secure the support of one of the biggest US carriers to popularise the technology.
'So when the end customer uses it, [they think] "wow, this is the reason Samsung made it"'. Samsung is also rushing to complete development of a bendable device that it hopes will let it dominate a niche market with potential to grow. If you're thinking OnePlus or Xiaomi to be behind the innovation, you're wrong.
According to Bloomberg, the foldable phone is codenamed "Winner" internally and could arrive in one of two forms. There will be a standard 5.8-inch Galaxy S10 with curved edges, a bigger Galaxy S10 Plus with nearly all the features of the normal S10, and a newer as well as cheaper S10 with a flat screen.
The last thing we want to mention about next year's Galaxy S10 is that according to multiple leaks, it will ship with a 5.8-inches Super AMOLED display.
Resource Bloomberg, referring to information obtained from knowledgeable persons told about the plans of Samsung for the production of advanced smartphones next year. Samsung is presently experimenting with an S10 prototype that doesn't feature a 3.5mm headphone jack, which hasn't been finalised yet. The S10 will likely be the only high-end smartphone with it to come out in the first half of 2019.
"We're continually evolving our smartphone portfolio to provide our customers with new and exciting innovations and experiences".
The news, this time around, comes directly from Samsung, which took the stage at the 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong together with Micron to talk about the future of mobile memory. A couple of more details have surfaced now and thrown light on the display and the battery in the Samsung phones. The landscape-style design may have fallen out of favor with designers who think the portrait look is better because it's easier to hold with one hand, even if the display looks narrow. This would also come with a small (4 inch) third screen on the front to give access to basic features without requiring you to open the phone properly - so basically it's like a much more high-tech flip phone. "The display opens 'with a snap" like the Motorola Razr used to, but 'with a smoother feel.' The screen is coated with a film that makes it seem a bit plasticky, which has Samsung concerned because it may not be as glossy as consumers expect. A teaser video that Samsung recently released for the event appears to hint at the device. Additionally, when the screen does break, it "shatters like dried paper". "Samsung may not be able to launch it commercially until the second quarter, another person said". That said, there's a chance that Note 10 might carry this design with Samsung's iconic infinite display.
In the meantime, analysts predict Samsung will have a lot to prove with the folding phone, especially as rivals like Apple and Chinese smartphone makers have expressed interest in building similar models.