Samsung intrigued the world with the announcement last week that it would organize a smartphone with a folding display sometime early next year. Now a suss out from South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency adds a few more minutiae to Samsung’s secretive tease.
First is an actual name; according to Yonhap’s starts, the phone will be called the “Galaxy F”—presumably that’s “F” for “Foldable.” The sec big claim in the article is a price: $1,770 (₩2,000,000) for Samsung’s cutting-edge smartphone. That’s a big expansion from the ~$1,000 flagships of today, but if this rumor pans out, the Galaxy F wouldn’t level pegging be Samsung’s most expensive phone. That honor goes to the $2,700 Samsung W2019, which, fancy it or not, is a dual-screen flip phone with flagship specs and some ultra-luxury add-ons similar to a Samsung concierge service.
According to the report, Samsung fully foresees the nearly $1,800 price tag of the Galaxy F to limit sales. The company’s mainstream flagship deprecate will still be the Galaxy S10, and apparently Samsung is planning a one-two jab of the S10 in February and the Galaxy F in March.
In addition to the Yonhap report, we’ve also been descending a few tidbits out of Google’s Android developer conference last week. Google—which is livelihood closely with Samsung to make Android work on the foldable reveal—told developers that currently, the front of the Samsung foldable has a miniature 4.58-inch display with a 1960×840 resolution, while the uncoiled “tablet” mode has a massive 7.3-inch, 2152×1536 display. Samsung sampled its best to hide the design of the foldable at its announcement last week, but compensate with the lights turned down, you could tell that the tight-lipped front design of the phone was a lot different from the nearly all-screen compositions we’re used to. For whatever reason, the front has a lot of real-estate dedicated to something other than the spread. It looks like Samsung certainly has a unique device on its hands.
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