While one has only been reading rumours and surmises about the elusive foldable smartphone from Samsung, the South Korean giant has shared some information on this device to be called the Samsung Galaxy F through a senior executive of the company.
DJ Koh, CEO of Samsung Mobile Division and he has been quoted as saying at an event that though there is yet again some delay in the launch of this game-changing device, it is very much on the cards and should see the light of day sooner than later.
As per some of the details shared by Koh, the Samsung Galaxy F would be a 2-in one, a 4.6-inch smartphone in the folded condition and when opened, it will have a tablet like 7.3-inch display panel.
The device will be packed with several features providing the facility to execute multiple actions in one go. It has been indicated that the product, as and when launched, will be meant for the global market though it may happen in stages.
Though the earlier belief was that Samsung was ready to deliver the new Galaxy F by November at its Developers’ conference to be held in San Francisco, it now appears there are further delays and it may take a while longer. No definitive date fixed yet
Meanwhile all eyes on the 10th Anniversary edition, the Samsung Galaxy S10. The phone might possibly be out in early 2019 and some of the exciting things being speculated about this special edition smartphone include 5G capability, triple rear cameras and an ultrasonic in-display reader and so on.
Interestingly, Apple too, received a second patent regarding the additions the company intends to incorporate in its originally planned foldable device. The second patent is focused on a flexible hinge and the use of a fabric for its housing, Patently Apple, an Apple-centric blog focused on the company's latest Intellectual Property (IP) developments, reported on Tuesday.
According to the report, the description of the second patent claim reads: "An electronic device, comprising a 'flexible hinge' coupled between the first and second housing portions wherein the flexible portion of the housing comprises fabric."
The iPhone-maker received its first patent to develop a foldable smartphone from the US Patent and Trademark office in November 2016 that described a display that could be opened and closed like a book, media had reported.
Chinese electronics giant Huawei could also be getting ready to be the first to launch such a device in November.
With IANS inputs