With the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in full swing, the rumor mill has churned out some more juicy new details about upcoming phones. This time we have info about Samsung’s heavily teased Galaxy F foldable phone.
According to a report from The Investor, a South Korean journo, Samsung brought along the Galaxy Fold to the CES this year. They showed off the elusive foldable phone to select partners behind closed doors with no images or videos leaking out. However, they do have some interesting info about Samsung’s prototype.
The phone is easily breakable in its current state. We’re not sure how many times you can fold and unfold it before it breaks down, but Samsung is looking to improve that. But, it seems like you can’t fully fold the phone in half, otherwise, it would break.
One of the sources for The Investor told them,
However, completely folding the device will lead to breakage. For this reason, Samsung is testing the device so that the sides remain slightly lifted when folded. The prototype seen today leaves a crease mark when being folded, but this issue will be fixed in the finalized version.
The next bit of news is that Samsung has confirmed the launch window for the foldable phone. According to DigitalTrends, Samsung’s Director of Product Strategy and Marketing Suzanne de Silva told them that the phone will hit the markets in the first half of 2019. She didn’t mention a specific launch date but said that it will use the same Infinity Flex screen that Samsung showed off at the Developer Conference in November 2018. She added,
What you’re really seeing there is that people want a bigger display, right? That’s the reason we got rid of the bezels. That’s the reason we created the Infinity Flex, so that we can give consumers the biggest display.
They haven’t finalized the name for it yet, it could very well be Galaxy Fold or Galaxy Flex. As for its price, rumors say that it will be somewhere between $1,500 and $2,000.
Watch this space for more on Samsung Galaxy F.