In case you’ve been living under a rock, Korean electronics behemoth Samsung has been teasing a series of handsets for a 2019 release. Most intriguing of all however is its futuristic ‘foldable’ cellphone which it first unveiled in November.
At that stage, the demo of the device was kept highly secretive with the company dimming the lights on stage meaning spectators couldn’t really see exactly how Samsung’s implementation worked.
The teaser phone combined an internal 7.3-inch foldable screen with a smaller 4.6-inch screen up front.
We first witnessed reports of a folding phone in 2011. However come February 20, we can expect Samsung to unveil a slew of new devices in its ‘Unpacked; event.
Also set to be revealed on February 20, is the S10 series. Latest reports suggest the Galaxy S10 phones will support next-generation WiFi (WiFi 6 (802.11ax) which is set to become widely available later this year.
WiFi 6 promises to deliver more reliable, faster internet while packing a string of battery preserving features. A WiFI 6-compatible router however will be necessary to benefit from the new generation tech.
Rumours suggest, the higher-end S10 could be fitted out with Samsung’s Infinity-O display and an in-display fingerprint scanner.
A leak noted the S10 would go on sale in 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 512GB configurations. priced at a hefty $899 and $1149 respectively.
As for colour options, the S10 and S10+ will come in black, green, white and blue. The purported elite 12GB RAM + massive 1TB model will be offered in ‘Ceramic Black’ and ‘Ceramic White’.
Other manufacturer’s including China’s Xiaomi have also teased their attempts although the honour of the first manufacturer to release a foldable device to the market went to unknowns Royole FlexPai which was released last month.
It boasts a Snapdragon 855 chipset, 6 or 8GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB of storage and 16MP+20MP dual camera. It runs Android 9.0 Pie and a showstopping 7.8-inch AMOLED display that folds in half. Royole’s implementation however is not without its quirks and the device has a hefty bezel.