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Samsung’s Foldable Phone, Galaxy F, Likely To Get A March 2019 Release Date

Samsung expects the flexible phone will ship at least one million units

A new report coming from the South Korean news agency, Yonhap, claims Samsung is planning to launch its first foldable smartphone, which sources calls as the Samsung Galaxy F, in March next year. As per the report, the smartphone giant has another flagship phone lined up release in February 2019, which is the Galaxy S10. The Samsung Galaxy S10 will most probably get unveiled during the MWC 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

Last week, Samsung showcased the Infinity Flex Display during a keynote at its Developer Conference in Moscone Center in San Francisco. The foldable phone, which was showcased at the event, featured a 4.58-inch external display and a tablet-sized 7.3-inch display on the inside. The tablet-sized screen unfurled without a hint of a crease or a fold down the center of the OLED.

Samsung Electronics President Koh Dong-jin, who heads the mobile business, expects the flexible phone will ship at least one million units. He also revealed that the handset’s release won’t be restricted to South Korea, it will be released a worldwide to test how tech enthusiasts take the new form factor.

Notably, the Galaxy F is not going to be a regular smartphone as it is expected to come with a premium $1700 price tag. If the report turns out to be true then the Galaxy F will be one of the most expensive phones available in the market. The report, however, claims that the smartphone maker has not decided on final pricing yet.

The foldable phone will not be 5G-compatible, but, it is expected to be launched alongside a 5G version of the Galaxy S10, which is likely to come loaded with a host of interesting features.

More details about the Samsung Galaxy F specs, features, price and release date are expected to be announced in the coming days.

Caroline Finnegan

A professionnal journalist for the past ten years, I cover global news and economic affairs for The Chief Observer.

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