Samsung Foldable Smartphone could launch as Samsung Infinity Flex


"We are focusing more on the features that the users should get when they unfold the device", said Harksang Kim, Senior Vice President and Head of Mobile Visual R&D at Samsung Electronics. The foldable Galaxy smartphone might offer a 7-inch display and interestingly, this display might not necessarily fold into half.

Samsung has always been rumoured to be working on a foldable phone. It looks like a real clunker, but these first-generation devices are usually the first step toward a viable screen device. Further, it could cost a fortune as rumours have it that it may be priced at almost $1,500 which roughly translates to over Rs 1 lakh. According to a 91Mobiles report, the new Samsung Galaxy A series smartphone could retail for a price at Rs 39,000 in India. This allows for the flexibility to be used as a smartphone when folded or as a tablet when unfolded.

The flip phones of the early 2000s may be making a comeback next year, but instead of a small screen and physical keyboard, the new iteration will have a foldable display that opens up to a screen size similar to that of a small tablet.

If going by the current flagship smartphones, Samsung's new foldable phone is expected to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or the proprietary Exynos 8910 octa-core CPU backed by 6GB/8GB RAM, 128GB (or higher with microSD support), a big battery (4,000mAh or higher) and top-notch camera set with a wide-angle lens.

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"Simply making a foldable screen is just not enough".

The developer model of the FlexPai is available now for €1,388.00 on the Royole site. So, a lot of people are pretty vocal about not caring for a foldable phone.

China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has also said it is planning to launch a 5G smartphone with a foldable screen in mid-2019.