Samsung is planning to introduce its first foldable phone on November 7th, at the company’s in San Francisco. It has been leaked by various sources that the phone will be called Samsung Galaxy F. It will the first foldable phone introduced by the company.
While the foldable phones are not a new thing in the market, Samsung has decided to introduce it in developer conference, because it hopes that the market will soon become mainstream. The Royole – Chinese electronics company has recently introduced FlexPai foldable phone and currently, it works great. Earlier this year, LG has patented its own design of foldable phones. Samsung’s biggest competitor Huawei has also reported that it works on a prototype of the foldable phone design.
We’ve seen that both Samsung and Apple sales have been slowing down and leveling out recently. Apple has introduced the iPhone X, which has introduced only small incremental changes to the previous versions. Samsung has been losing the competition to Huawei and Xiaomi in the rest of the world. Interestingly enough, the various manufacturers’ opinion that foldable phones will be the next new thing has been met with both skepticism and love.
The number one problem in making the phone foldable is that, currently, the technology does not allow the screen to be bent and not make you uncomfortable with it. Unlike the side by side phone designs, the bending screen itself requires a lot of high-tech in it. While the Royole FlexPai phone really worked as a foldable bending screen phone, there were little inconveniences such as apps starting up suddenly, and a strange sound the phone makes while bending. The bending phones cannot work forever, therefore, you can bend them a certain number of times before it gets broken, due to the sensibility of touch screens.
On the other hand, we are excited about the announcement, because the foldable phones would allow us to have more space when needed still being extra compatible for one’s pocket. As of today, the obvious drawback of having this phone will be its price and instability.
You can watch the event live on Cnet.com on Tuesday, November 7, 2018, at 10 a.m PT on Youtube.