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Technology Samsung Teases New Clamshell Design for Next Folding Phone

23:20  29 october  2019
23:20  29 october  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

Samsung's next foldable phone reportedly tucks into a square

Samsung's next foldable phone reportedly tucks into a square Samsung still hasn't shipped the Galaxy Fold, but it apparently has a follow-up in the pipeline. Bloombergsources claim the tech firm is developing a phone with a 6.7-inch screen that folds into a square much like a classic clamshell phone. It wouldn't just spark nostalgia for flip phones, either. The company reportedly wants this device to be thinner and more affordable than the $1,980 Fold, and is said to be partnering with designer Thom Brown on a look that would appeal to those interested in "fashion, status and luxury." It won't be that inexpensive, then. The apparent leak provided a few extra tidbits about the design.

Like the Galaxy Fold , this mystery device features a folding display, unlike the Microsoft Surface Duo which features two separate displays in a clamshell design . In September, Bloomberg reported that Samsung will release a foldable flip phone -style phone early next year.

Speculation suggests Samsung is already developing its next foldable smartphone, and it's In an article published yesterday, the website suggested Samsung ’s next folding screen device would be a clamshell -style product The phone would seemingly be more portable than the Galaxy Fold , which

(Bloomberg) -- Samsung Electronics Co. on Tuesday teased its next-generation Galaxy Fold design: a mini-clamshell phone that folds in from top to bottom, rather than the sides.

The company didn’t provide details on when it would launch the square-shaped device. But the first look indicates the company is sticking with foldable phones after the troubled rollout of the first model. It showed the design in a video at a Samsung conference in San Jose, helping developers start thinking about new software for the device.

Samsung set to launch folding screen phone after big delay

Samsung set to launch folding screen phone after big delay LONDON (AP) — Samsung says it will start selling its highly anticipated folding phone on Friday, after the original launch date was delayed by months because of embarrassing problems with the screen. The South Korean tech giant said Thursday that the Galaxy Fold is going on sale after it spent the past several months "refining" the device to improve its "design and construction." The nearly $2,000 phone will launch on Sept. 6 in South Korea, followed later in the month by other key markets including the U.S., France and Singapore, with 5G versions available in Britain and Germany.

Samsung is working on new foldable smartphone with a classic flip- phone design , according to the South Korean news outlet ET News, which has been reliable in the past. Samsung and its Galaxy Fold foldable smartphone have been mired with issues that led to the delay of the phone 's release.

Samsung has officially delayed launching the Samsung Galaxy Fold to address malfunctions And yet, a leak has emerged claiming the company is working on two different designs for dual-hinged For example, this leak from mid-2016 shows a clamshell layout that bears a striking resemblance to

Bloomberg News reported earlier this year that Samsung was planning such a design for a new foldable phone to be formally announced early next year. The handset is expected to have a 6.7-inch inner screen with a thinner frame at a cheaper price than the $1,980 Galaxy Fold. Samsung is also working with U.S. design firm Thom Browne to push its luxury appeal.

Like the current Fold, this new version will also run Android software and apps. It will have a hole punch camera in the screen like the latest Samsung smartphones and two rear-facing cameras.

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Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 could arrive as soon as April 2020 .
A Korean financial publication says it's a "strong" possibility that the second Galaxy Fold will be announced in April 2020.However, even before its revised version in September was announced, the grapevine began reporting on a second folding phone from the South Korean electronics giant.

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