Samsung is reportedly developing a Mate X-style folding smartphone

Gerardo Harmon
March 14, 2019

It is likely that foldable phones will get more traction as the prices become more affordable than it now is.

With regards to the release date, Samsung's foldable flip smartphone is expected to be announced earlier than the outwardly foldable smartphone.

The website added that shattered screen, which could be the most common scenario with a handset like Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10e, will leave users no option but to completely change the entire panel. The foldable display will be included in the interior of the phone.

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These are all 128GB plans, but as a rule of thumb, but spending a few dollars more per month will get you the 512GB model if you need a little more storage. It may feature a second external display, like the Galaxy Fold, depending on how customers respond to the Fold. However, neither of the devices can run the latest 5G network. The Motorola RAZR from 2005 seemed to have endless problems with snapping.

Kuo expects users to choose the Samsung Galaxy S10 phone over the 2018 iPhones for the ultrasonic fingerprint reader, the triple camera setup on the back and the two-way wireless charging.

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The outfolding device, which already exists as a prototype after being considered as Samsung's first foldable gadget, will roll out afterward, the people said.

According to the report, the vertically folding phone should come in late 2019 or early 2020.

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Fans of the technology can certainly see it's value. For the front, the phone has a 10 mega-pixel selfie camera. However, in these early days, it's hard to know how well an experimental device like the Fold will perform, particularly with such a hefty price tag. There have been some grumbles online about the idea of paying a couple of thousand pounds for a phone too.

IFixit also noted that the industry-first, in-screen ultrasonic fingerprint sensor becomes "in-screen" via glue, and that if you need to fix it, you'll probably have to get the whole screen replaced.

Teardown experts iFixit got their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S10, the bigger Galaxy S10 Plus and the more affordable Galaxy S10e, and gave all three the traditional treatment. This will follow the flip phone to market at a later date.

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