In a little more than a week, Samsung unveils its first foldable smartphone. This is evident from a teaser that the company has shared on Twitter.
Unblocking foldable Samsung smartphone soon
“The future of mobile phones is unfolding on February 20,” reads a tweet that Samsung shared on Twitter last night. The message includes a short video with Korean text that scrolls slowly over curved surfaces. In the end, reference is made to Samsung Unpacked, the event organized by the manufacturer on 20 February in San Francisco.
The fact that Samsung is organizing an event on 20 February has been fixed for a while. So far, however, the company has mainly hinted at the announcement of the Galaxy S10 on that date. Now it appears that Samsung is also ready for the unveiling of a first foldable smartphone.
This is how the foldable smartphone from Samsung works
Rumors about a foldable Samsung smartphone are buzzing around for a while. At the end of last year, the manufacturer showed the first prototype at a developer conference. The device, which according to sources is called the Galaxy F or Galaxy Fold, has a relatively compact screen as standard but can be expanded to tablet format.
The flexible phone actually consists of three screens. At the back is a smaller display that you can operate with a hand. According to Samsung, you will do everyday tasks such as WhatsApp, Facebook, and internet mainly on this screen. You can use the large, open-folding tablet screen for watching a movie or playing games. You can also run up to three apps side by side and multitask.
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The Samsung Galaxy Fold is probably for sale from this spring and will be sold alongside the ‘regular’ Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10E and Galaxy S10 Plus. The collapsible device is probably sold in much more limited numbers, and is, therefore, a lot more expensive. Sources speculate that the device will cost about 1500 to 2000 euros.