Samsung intrigued the world with the announcement final week that it could launch a smartphone with a folding show someday early subsequent 12 months. Now a report from South Korea’s Yonhap Information Company provides a couple of extra particulars to Samsung’s secretive tease.

First is an precise title; in keeping with Yonhap’s sources, the cellphone shall be referred to as the “Galaxy F”—presumably that is “F” for “Foldable.” The second large declare within the article is a value: $1,770 (₩2,000,000) for Samsung’s cutting-edge smartphone. That is an enormous enhance from the ~$1,000 flagships of at the moment, but when this rumor pans out, the Galaxy F would not even be Samsung’s costliest cellphone. That honor goes to the $2,700 Samsung W2019, which, consider it or not, is a dual-screen flip cellphone with flagship specs and a few ultra-luxury add-ons like a Samsung concierge service.

In keeping with the report, Samsung totally expects the almost $1,800 price ticket of the Galaxy F to restrict gross sales. The corporate’s mainstream flagship play will nonetheless be the Galaxy S10, and apparently Samsung is planning a one-two punch of the S10 in February and the Galaxy F in March.

Along with the Yonhap report, we have additionally been getting a couple of tidbits out of Google’s Android developer convention final week. Google—which is working intently with Samsung to make Android work on the foldable show—informed builders that presently, the entrance of the Samsung foldable has a tiny four.58-inch show with a 1960×840 decision, whereas the unfolded “pill” mode has a large 7.Three-inch, 2152×1536 show. Samsung tried its finest to cover the design of the foldable at its announcement final week, however even with the lights turned down, you would inform that the closed entrance design of the cellphone was quite a bit totally different from the almost all-screen designs we’re used to. For no matter motive, the entrance has a whole lot of real-estate devoted to one thing apart from the show. It seems like Samsung actually has a novel machine on its fingers.

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