Much has been made of Samsung's foldable phone since the company briefly showed it off at its Samsung Developer Conference 2018. The phone, featuring the company's newfangled Infinity Flex display, will reportedly be available for sale starting March of next year.
A South Korean publication is now reporting, citing industry sources, that alongside two new Galaxy S10 models (with and without 5G), the company will also show off the Galaxy F foldable phone again at MWC 2018 in February. After that, the phone will officially be launched in March.
The phone, which sports a 7.3-inch screen that is 4.58-inches when folded, will reportedly not support 5G networks, though, unlike the Galaxy S10. Its pricing will also be astronomical. Though the report suggests that a price has not been fixed yet, it cited sources which estimate the phone will be made available for 2 million Korean won, equivalent to $1,770. The 5G version of the Galaxy S10 will be launched alongside the Galaxy F in March.
Despite not being the first company to come out with a foldable phone - and, by all accounts, Samsung will likely also not be the last company to reveal such a device next year - Samsung's phone is the most exciting given the company's pedigree for display technology and its clout in the smartphone market. Samsung's mobile head, DJ Koh, is already estimating that the company will be able to produce (and hopefully sell) a million units of the phone in the first half of next year alone.
Source: Yonhap News