IT LOOKS LIKE so-called "foldables" won't be a short-lived fad after all, as Samsung is reportedly developing two more flexible gadgets.
One of the upcoming smartphones reportedly has a large screen that wraps around the outside of the device, much like Huawei's Mate X, while the other will arrive as a vertically-oriented clamshell phone with a smaller external display. The latter sounds similar to the incoming Moto Razr remake, which will feature a clamshell design reminiscent of Motorola's original flip-phone.
The two devices might also incorporate in-display fingerprint scanners similar to those found on the Galaxy S10 lineup, though further specs remain a mystery.
According to Bloomberg's sources, the clamshell phone will be released in late 2019 or early 2020, followed by the Mate X-style device.
Although it's reportedly got two new foldables in the works, Samsung is still working on the Galaxy Fold, the report claims, despite it being just weeks away from release.
The firm is said to be trying to improve the durability of the handset's display, in a bid to eliminate a crease that appears on the panel. The company is even considering offering free screen replacements, one of Bloomberg's sources. said.
Launched earlier this month and due for release in April, the Galaxy Fold sports a small 4.6in screen when closed, which transforms into a 7.3in 'Infinity Flex' display when folded out into its so-called tablet mode.
Under the hood, the Galaxy Fold packs an as-yet-unspecified 7nm processor, paired with a sizable 12GB RAM and 512GB built-in storage. Each side of the device will house its own battery, which Samsung boasts will combine to create a single power source.
Elsewhere, you'll find a frankly-ridiculous six camera setup (three on the rear, two in the middle and one on the front), AKG-tuned audio and support for both 4G and 5G networks. µ
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