Samsung teases the launch of its foldable-display smartphone

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Samsung seems to be pretty stoked about its upcoming UNPACKED event which is scheduled for February 20th. The main attraction of the event will undoubtedly be the new Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones, but Samsung wants to remind us that it has a foldable-display smartphone waiting to be unveiled as well. A new teaser for the yet unnamed device has hit Samsung’s social media channels with the words “The Future Unfolds.”

We’ll be honest, a foldable-display smartphone from Samsung is pretty exciting! We’ve seen countless patent applications, design concepts and plenty of leaks over the past few years. Now that this new technology is finally here, we’re giddy with excitement. That being said, the phone’s expected price point isn’t that appealing. We don’t like the idea of spending $1,000 on a smartphone, so a $1,500+ price point for a foldable-display device isn’t doing it any favors in our books.

And then there’s the issue of usability and design. Samsung’s device will be quite large, unfolding into an even larger tablet-size. We’d rather see manufacturers take design cues from Motorola’s foldable display RAZR smartphone parent and use this new technology to give us smaller devices rather than larger ones.

 

via Phandroid

February 11, 2019 at 06:44AM