The new Samsung Galaxy F foldable smartphone is in the works right now for a reveal in early 2019. Now a leaked video is showing off a rival’s version of the phone so we know what to expect.
The video reveals an unnamed Lenovo smartphone. The handset has a hinge that is visible on the side as the handset is folded. The screen appears to be seamlessly bending to fit around the frame even with the screen on and functioning. The Lenovo tease also reveals that the screen is separate from the phone body.
Samsung Galaxy F Foldable Smartphone – Display and Design
It still looks like a prototype model with large bezels and a thicker frame. Things that are long obsolete in smartphones now. But it does add a developing folding technology, so we can expect this design drop. However, we assumed that Samsung would splash out more on creating an aesthetic final product for its Galaxy F.
Samsung has declared it wants to be the first to release a true folding smartphone. If it does debut in early 2019, it will let Samsung claim the feat. Even with the possibility of rivals planning on intercepting this feat.
Winner is the finalized internal codename for the folding smartphone, while the LTE reference speculates that the latest Exynos chipsets will be used in this particular model since a Qualcomm Snapdragon variant would most likely be coined “winnerqlte.” The handset is also expected to sport a seven-inch display when laid out completely flat.
We can also safely assume that the device will launch with Android Pie since configuration files apparently only appear in the Android Pie framework files.
Samsung Galaxy F Foldable Smartphone – Price
It’s also expected to retail at a very high price ($2000 would not be a surprise at this point) and to be manufactured in limited numbers. It won’t be ‘mainstream’ in the way that the Galaxy S flagships are. Instead, it will reiterate that Samsung is still more than capable of innovation and creating something genuinely unique in the smartphone universe.