Samsung Works On New Folding Smartphones

Joanna Estrada
March 14, 2019

Instead, similarities can be drawn between the new designs and their current competing products.

However, the biggest difference as always is the operating system, and iOS users may prefer to spend a bit more for painless updates and continued access to the Apple ecosystem.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is powered by the Qualcomm's flagship processor for 2019, the Snapdragon 855, which has an octa-core CPU, and Adreno 640 GPU.

The easiest skill to test in the MWC Barcelona crowd was stabilization and, remarkably, Galaxy S10 5G's video was nowhere near as shaky as the one shot with the iPhone XS - see in the clip above what I'm talking about!

Samsung smartphones usually feature some of the best display available.

Launched earlier this month and due for release in April, the Galaxy Fold sports a small 4.6in screen when closed, which transforms into a 7.3in "Infinity Flex" display when folded out into its so-called tablet mode. As a result, the Mate X has earned positive reviews for being thin.

The other design that the South Korean giants are working on employs a mechanism similar to that of the flip phone.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold packs a 4380mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. However, it is also complex and repairing these phones can be a hard task (if you are doing it by yourself). However, it seems that Samsung has edged over the finish line as the first major vendor to release a foldable solution, (after the Royole, of course).

The Outfolding device was the first Samsung tested, and will be delivered after the vertically folding device.

Gartner research director Annette Zimmerman has predicted only 1.5 to 3 per cent growth for smartphones in the next five years. As per reports, the Galaxy Fold could be priced at around Rs 2,00,000 in India. While they mightn't exactly go mainstream just yet, given the prohibitive price points, we can expect the trickle to turn into a flood at some point. With one of the designs drawing comparisons with Mate X, the pricing of the same can become interesting. This is particularly worrying since the S10 and S10 Plus use curved glass, which, thanks to the stupid laws of physics, means that the screen is more prone to cracking than a flat plane of glass would be.

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