New rumors from insiders.
The first Samsung smartphone with a folding screen will be released in early 2019. The device receives an unusual design and would be very expensive. Such rumors have been shared by journalists The Wall Street Journal.
According to people familiar with the matter, the new device has the code name the Winner. The smartphone will be equipped with a 7-inch display, which will be folded like a wallet. The front will be a small display for notifications, and the rear — camera system. The detailed specifications of the device and its design is kept secret.
First, Samsung plans to release a limited edition smartphone aimed at gamers. In the second half of 2019 it possible to release a mass product with a folding display.
It is noteworthy that the smartphone will not be part of the rulers of the Galaxy S or Galaxy Note. The Koreans want to produce a separate flagship with a unique set of functions and distinctive design. The price of the device will also be “flagship” — more than $ 1,500. High cost due to the production technology of foldable display and other internal components.
The new Samsung smartphone will compete with the iPhone lineup. We don’t know yet what will be the flagships of Apple in 2019. It is not excluded that Apple will get rid of the borders around the display and will add a triple to the device camera.