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Unless you've been living under a rock, then you know that Samsung is working on a folding smartphone that will be released in 2019. Today, at the Samsung Developer Conference, the South Korean company gave us our first look at the device, and it's quite interesting. Samsung has announced new display technology, which it calls Infinity Flex Display. When folded, there is what Samsung calls a Cover Display. In this orientation, the phone is pretty much like any other smartphone giving you a full touch screen in a portrait orientation. However, if you unfold the smartphone, you're exposed to a large, tablet-sized display that gives you an incredible amount of screen real estate.... Read more...
It's finally happening, today is the day when we'll get our first glimpse at what Samsung has been working on with respect to folding Android smartphones. Samsung has talked about the concept for years and in recent months confirmed that the official unveil would happen before the close of 2018. During today’s Samsung Developer Conference, we will "hear directly from Samsung leadership about the newest technology advances and partnerships for the now — plus, the company’s vision for the next." The event itself kicks off at 10:00AM PST, or 1:00PM EST. Samsung confirmed that it will be showing off the user interface (UI) for the folding smartphone, which will take full... Read more...
We know that Samsung intends to unveil its folding Galaxy smartphone before the end of the year, but other than the fact that it has a flexible display, we don't actually know much else about it. Even its name is an unknown at this point, with various sources calling it either the Galaxy F or the Galaxy X. While launching the mid-range, quad-camera Galaxy A9 today, Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh gave a few hints as to what we can expect from the device. For starters, it will be available globally, so it won't be an exclusive to Samsung's home market of South Korea. Instead, Samsung wants maximum visibility for the product to showcase its design prowess and prop up the entire mobile... Read more...
LG is a company with a history of flexible display panels, as witnessed by the G Flex in 2013, which was then followed up by the G Flex 2 in 2015. While those smartphones had a fixed curve in the display, the company has confirmed plans to produce a true folding smartphone with a flexible display. While speaking at a news conference regarding the launch of the V40 ThinQ -- read the HotHardware review here -- LG Mobile CEO Hwang Jeong-hwan confirmed that the company is working to deliver a folding smartphone to the public. LG would join companies like Samsung and Huawei which are both rushing to bring the first such product to market. However, LG says that it is in no... Read more...
Huawei's CEO is making some bold claims about its upcoming folding smartphone, which he is hoping will be able to beat Samsung's Galaxy X to market. But it's not just Samsung that Huawei is targeting; Microsoft could also be in the company's crosshairs with its folding smartphone. In fact, Huawei CEO Richard Yu says that the device could end up replacing your Windows 10 desktop or notebook computer thanks to its versatility. “Why are you still using a computer?” said Yu, according to the German publication Die Welt. “Probably because the smartphone display is too small for you. We will change that. It is conceivable that a display can be folded out.” A “PC... Read more...
Samsung has been rumored to be hard at work on a smartphone with a folding screen for a long time now. Fans of Samsung Galaxy devices have been excitedly curious about the device and a bunch of new renders have turned up showing what the smartphone might look like. First of all, the folding Galaxy device has been rumored as the Galaxy X in the past. These renders call the device the Galaxy F and they are claimed to be the result of a deep dive into the patents Samsung has on folding devices and a conversion of schematic drawings into renderings. The massive amount of space in the hinge area of the Galaxy F in these renderings is far from what we all hoped for. The big payoff, however, is that... Read more...
U.S.-based wireless carriers are expected to start lighting up their first 5G wireless networks in late 2018 through early 2019, and enthusiasts that like to be on the bleeding edge are no doubt looking forward to the arrival of 5G smartphones. However, if you were expecting for Samsung's next Galaxy S iteration to have 5G, you're probably going to be disappointed by some new comments from a top company executive. At the Galaxy Note 9 unveil last week, Samsung Mobile President DJ Koh confirmed that the Galaxy S10 will not have integrated 5G wireless capabilities. According to Koh, there will be a "separate" smartphone released that will carry the torch as Samsung's first 5G mobile device. Although... Read more...
Remember when flip phones were all the rage? Admit it, you owned (and loved) Motorola's original Razr back in the day. We have collectively move on to bigger and better things, of course, though smartphone makers are still tinkering around with unique form factors. As it pertains to that, Samsung is said to be developing a new handset with a foldable screen. Some have referred to its as the Galaxy X, so we will as well. People who are supposedly familiar with Samsung's plans told The Wall Street Journal that the device, codenamed "Winner" (we like Galaxy X better), sports a screen that measures around 7 inches diagonally. They say it's about the size of a tablet like the iPad Mini. The screen... Read more...
We've heard plenty of rumors circulating about the Samsung Galaxy X folding smartphone, which was revealed in a patent filing back in late 2016. Last month a new rumor surfaced that claimed the Galaxy X will redefine high-end smartphones in terms of pricing when it launches. That rumor suggested that the Galaxy X could run as much as $1,850 without carrier subsidies. A new rumor is floating around and this one focuses on what type of battery will power the smartphone. The battery, which will be manufactured by Samsung SDI, is tipped to be a giant 6,000 mAh unit that folds. A folding battery makes sense for a device that is designed to fold. Since current lithium-ion batteries don’t do well... Read more...
Apple helped to introduce the smartphone world to more expensive, premium handsets in part, thanks to the launch of the $1,000 iPhone X. Other manufacturers followed right along with Apple and launched their own $1,000 plus flagship devices. Now, rumors are pointing to pricing taking an even higher jump in the high-end smartphone market, once folding devices launch. Samsung is working on a folding smartphone dubbed the Galaxy X, a support page of the device leaked late last year confirming the next Galaxy, a patent app has been seen, and many expected the Galaxy X to surface at CES 2018, but no such luck. Analysts are now saying that the Galaxy X device is going to launch in 2019 and the impetus... Read more...
The rumor mill is at full tilt when it comes to the Galaxy S10 and the foldable Galaxy X smartphones that are in the works by Samsung. Way back in February, a leak claimed the Galaxy S10 would rock a Snapdragon 855 SoC and pack a 2Gbps X24 modem. A few days ago, a rumor tipped that Samsung had issued the S10 the codename "Beyond". We've also had more than a few leaks that focus on the folding screen Galaxy X smartphone. Most notable was the leaked support page for the device that turned up in late 2017. Another significant leak has happened, and it gives a bit more alleged information on the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy X. The unveiling for the Galaxy S10 is tipped to happen at CES 2019, which will... Read more...
It's not exactly uncommon for smartphone makers to accidently let slip details on new devices. Samsung has apparently done just this with a support page that was spied on its website for a smartphone model that doesn't yet exist called the SM-G888N0. That support page only lists the model number, but that model number has been associated with the bendable Galaxy X smartphone that we've talked about before. While the support page gives up nothing about the smartphone, it is a confirmation that the device is in the works. Reports indicate that the SM-G888 device has received various certifications from regulators that would need to checked off on the Galaxy X before launch including Bluetooth SIG,... Read more...
There have been a number of rumors making the rounds lately that suggest Samsung is at work on a smartphone that will bring intriguing new technology and a new form factor to the smartphone world. The device is tipped to be called the Galaxy X and would have a folding form factor with a bendable screen. We originally heard that a concept device could land this year, but an official unveiling is now thought to be coming in January during CES 2018, placing the folding screen device on Samsung's 2018 roadmap. The big benefit of a folding screen Galaxy X would be the ability to give users a larger screen that can fold down making it more portable and pocketable.Forbes has put some serious thought... Read more...
Will Samsung soon unveil a flexible OLED smartphone? Lately the answer to that question may be as reliable as a Magic 8 ball. One source, however, has leaked that Samsung will likely reveal its dual-screen smartphone prototype sometime in the next few months. The dual-screen smartphone may be a preliminary prototype for Samsung’s supposedly bendable smartphone, the Galaxy X. Recent patents revealed that the the middle of the phone is essentially a hinge that allows the entire device to fold in half. Ideally the Galaxy X would only incorporate one OLED screen. According to an anonymous source, “Samsung seems to be testing the waters with the dual-screen device to gather ideas about its upcoming... Read more...