Samsung Continues To Dominate Foldable Phone Game With Two More On The Way

By Jessica Campbell
10 March 2019
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As most tech companies grapple with their first design, Samsung already has three under their belt

The foldable phone was a relatively new concept, but just a few weeks after Samsung teased their first foldable gadget, already it seems like old news. The tech industry moves quickly, and immediately following Samsung’s unveiling of the Galaxy Fold, Apple was quick to jump on the trend. But as the big tech companies grapple with the design and construction of these gadgets, Samsung remains steps ahead of them. Already, the company has two more designs under their belt.

According to reports from Bloomberg, Samsung plans to release two more foldable phones in the future, with significantly different designs to the upcoming Galaxy Fold. While the Galaxy Fold has a tablet-sized inner screen that unfolds like a book, it’s reported that one of the new phones will vary from this design with a large screen that wraps around the outside of the device like Huawei’s Mate X. The other is said to be a vertically-oriented clamshell phone with a smaller external display.

The clamshell phone, as it’s referred to for now, draws comparisons to Lenovo’s potential design for the upcoming foldable Motorola RAZR, and is planned for release in late 2019 or early 2020, according to Bloomberg’s sources. The Mate X-Style device will reportedly follow.

As for the Galaxy Fold, Samsung is yet to release it as the company is still fine-tuning its durability, with the visible crease that can develop on the screen a particular area of concern. That said, it looks like they’re confident this will be overcome quickly, as it’s set for release in April. According to a source at Bloomberg, the company is even considering offering free screen replacements.

It’s a good thing they do, too. Because already the phone is slated to fetch a price tag of $2,763 which makes it quite the investment piece. But good phones don’t come cheap, and the Galaxy Fold also features a triple-camera system that can be used for both tablet and phone modes. There’s a 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera, alongside 12-megapizel wide-angle and telephoto cameras at the rear, and even a 10-megapixel cover camera for selfies.

By all accounts, the Galaxy Fold has you covered, camera-wise.

Via GQ Australia

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