Samsung has launched a new teaser allusive to its foldable smartphone. The image was shared on Twitter and also through the profile photo of the Samsung Mobile page on Facebook. The image is of a folded Samsung logo and, judging by the number of tastes and comments, people are quite excited.
The latest teaser comes a few weeks after a Samsung video on Twitter unveiled the device through an animated icon that moved in a similar way to how we expect the device to bend.
The company is expected to reveal information about the collapsible smartphone at the Samsung Developer Conference running later this week. However, we do not know exactly what the company will unravel.
The new interface will be presented this week
In a conference call to Korean media, Samsung revealed that it intends to present the interface at the event. Samsung has previously said it wants the folding smartphone to offer a one-time experience, and the new interface is likely to be crucial to this.
However, we still do not know if we will in fact see the final design of this device or not.
At the moment it is not known how the market will react. This product is unlikely to have sales figures in excess of 1 million units during its first year on the market. Thus, only 100,000 units should be manufactured at an early stage. Obviously, this is due to several challenges, namely knowing how the market will react.
A foldable smartphone looks very interesting in theory. However, no one knows what consumers will say about a device that is even more expensive than the Galaxy Note 9 and with a somewhat bulky body.
The size of the screen
The price and overall thickness of the device has increased because Samsung has chosen a combination of 4.6-inch and 7.3-inch displays. When closed, the larger display inside is inactive. You can still use the smaller panel on the outside.
Basically, it's a 2-in-1 hybrid with the features of smartphone and tablet. Looking at this it will not be difficult to imagine that battery life and durability will be important concerns.
To avoid a lot of problems, the hinge of the Samsung Galaxy F (still an unconfirmed name) will help to bend the device "step-by-step", also leaving a small space between the two halves of the internal screen when folded, to avoid a direct impact.