Samsung Shows Off Another Foldable Phone at Developer Conference
As if one foldable phone from Samsung wasn’t enough, they’ve gone and done it again.
During the company’s developer conference this week, they teased a phone that opens up like a mid 2000’s flip phone. But unlike the OG flip phones, this one closes right in the middle of the display. It's basically the vertical-folding sibling of the Samsung Galaxy Fold.
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“This brand-new form factor that we’re now exploring will not only easily fit in your pocket, but it also changes the way you use your phone,” explained Hyesoon Jeong, head of Samsung’s framework R&D group.
We also saw that the phone can be propped open to allow you to watch videos and access your keyboard at the same time. But that was pretty much it. No information on a name, hardware, cost, launch date, etc. So at this point, we've got far more questions than answers. But, to be fair, that’s become typical for Samsung.
During last year’s developer conference, they showed off a vague depiction of the Galaxy Fold for the first time, and the product launched almost a year later (after a few setbacks of course). So could history be repeating itself? It seems that way. But hopefully this time around, Samsung can learn from their past mistakes as they continue to invest in the foldable phone category.
“We’ve seen firsthand that the foldable category has tremendous potential, and as we continue to bring new experiences to our customers we invite our developers on that journey with us,” Samsung said.