Samsung’s foldable smartphone to feature astronomically price, massive battery

The foldable Samsung Smartphone which was teased at Samsung’s developer conference this fall will easily be the most expensive smartphone in Samsung’s 2019 lineup. According to a new report from CGS-CIMB Research, the Samsung foldable smartphone’s sticker price will likely start at $1,800, making it $800 more expensive than the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 base model. For that price, users will be getting a  4.6-inch display on the front of the device (when folded) and a larger  7.3-inch foldable display. Due to the folding nature of the device, the report claims that it will likely feature two separate batteries with a total capacity of at least 6,000mAh.
Other specifications are likely to include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, at least 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor.
While Samsung has not revealed when the foldable smartphone will be making its official debut, there’s a chance that it will officially be unveiled alongside the Samsung Galaxy S10. Based on the most recent Galaxy S10 rumor, that could mean that both phones will make an appearance at MWC 2019 in Barcelona.
Industry reports have shown that Samsung is only planning to build 1 million units of the device in 2019. Despite the Samsung FOldable smartphone’s alleged $1,800 price point, the company will likely sell every unit it builds. We’re still not sure if the device will off a better experience than the regular devices we’re using now, but we’re definitely curious to see if the foldable smartphone is what will usher us into the next wave of hardware innovations.
Source: Lets Go Digital via SamMobile

Samsung confirms foldable smartphone to be unveiled this year

The long-awaited foldable smartphone with a bendable display from Samsung may finally be right around the corner. DJ Koh, CEO of Samsung’s mobile division revealed to CNBC that the company will be showing off the new device at the Samsung Developers Conference in November. DJ Koh said that it’s “it’s time to deliver” on the device that’s been rumored for more than two years — often referred to as the Samsung Galaxy X. 
Not many details were given regarding the phone’s design, but DJ KoH emphasized that the experience offered by Samsung’s foldable smartphone would be different than a tablet when the device is unfolded. KoH also mentioned that users would be able to use most of the phone’s feature when the device is in its “foldable status.”

“You can use most of the uses … on foldable status. But when you need to browse or see something, then you may need to unfold it. But even unfolded, what kind of benefit does that give compared to the tablet? If the unfolded experience is the same as the tablet, why would they (consumers) buy it?.”
“So every device, every feature, every innovation should have a meaningful message to our end customer. So when the end customer uses it, (they think) ‘wow, this is the reason Samsung made it’.”
Unfortunately, DJ KoH did not say when the device will be available for purchase. Samsung has been playing around with the foldable smartphone concept for years and we actually saw working prototypes of Lenovo’s take on a foldable smartphone at Lenovo World back in 2016. Reports surfaced back in January that the foldable Samsung Galaxy X was shown off at CES behind closed doors and that Samsung Galaxy X mass production would start in November. These rumors align with the new report from CNBC, suggesting that the retail launch of the Samsung Galaxy X may finally be set for Q1 of 2019.
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[CNBC]