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

This is Samsung’s Infinity Flex Display foldable smartphone

After years of waiting, Samsung showed off its foldable smartphone at its developer conference today with its new Infinity Flex Display. The device in question was shown off inside a dummy case, allowing its two displays to be shows off without revealing the actual design of the phone. Samsung’s foldable smartphone will work as a regular smartphone with a “cover display” on the front of the device. Unfolding the phone reveals the 7.3-inch foldable display on the inside of the device which appears to offer a 4:3 form factor.
While Samsung has been producing flexible displays for quite some time, building a smartphone with a foldable display required a lot of innovation around how to protect the panel and deliver something that is durable to stand up to day-to-day use. Samsung had to create a new protective layer that’s flexible and tough with a new adhesive which allows the Infinity Flex Display to be flex hundreds of thousands of times without losing its bond. The display itself is actually the thinnest Samsung has ever made. It includes a polarizer layer that’s 40% thinner than before.

Samsung foldable smartphone will also have a few new software tricks that take advantage of its two displays. App continuity will allow apps to migrate seamlessly between the cover and foldable displays when the phone is unfolded and a new Multi-Active Window feature will allow users to use three apps side-by-side.
Rather than developing these new features within Android on its own, Samsung is partnering with Google to do so. Glen Murphy, head of Android UX at Google, was invited on stage to announce that Android is officially building in support for foldable smartphones with App Continuity and Multi-Active Window being integrated into the operating system.
As we all expected, Samsung didn’t reveal the name its foldable smartphone, its key specs or when it will be released, but it did say that mass production of its new Infinity Flex Display will commence in the coming month. If Samsung is able to keep things on track, we could see the first Infinity Flex Display foldable smartphone hit the market right alongside the Samsung Galaxy S10 in Q1 of 2019.
You can watch Samsung showing off its foldable smartphone at its developer conference in the video below. Just skip to the last 20 minutes.