Published: Tue, November 06, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Samsung teases its first foldable phone, the Samsung Galaxy F

Samsung teases its first foldable phone, the Samsung Galaxy F

Unofficially, it's believed that Samsung will show off a foldable device at its Developer Conference later this week with a 7.3-inch OLED display primary display on the inside with a 4.6-inch OLED display on the exterior. However, we're excited to see what the company will have to offer.

Here's everything you need to know about Samsung's upcoming foldable smartphone.

Would you use a foldable phone? Rumours about Samsung's foldable phone have been circulating for years, with the release date being pushed back several times citing technical issues. The Journal claims that Samsung plans to target niche markets with the launch of a foldable phone. Up to a million units are expected to get rolled out, but exactly when, has still been in question. It is also the first device to pack in the yet-to-be-launched Snapdragon 850.

Samsung patented foldable screen technology in 2015 that would allow for a flexible OLED display with a folding mechanism under the display.

A day ahead of its developer conference in San Francisco, Samsung has started teasing a foldable phone, likely to be called the Infinity Flex. However, there are reports that Huawei is aiming to beat Samsung here by delivering its foldable phone first.

Royole has made its mark with the world's first commercially-available folding smartphone-tablet hybrid, a feat massive and established mobile phone manufacturers have been racing towards for years. "If they become established well enough to take a place in flagship product line-ups like the S-series and Note-series, then foldables might just help turn around the company's underperforming mobile business", said Greg Roh, an analyst at HMC Investment & Securities.

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