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Samsung to Launch Tablet Folded Smartphone for $2000

Samsung’s folding phone aims to rejuvenate smartphone market.

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The new Samsung S10 phones are displayed Feb. 20, 2019, in San Francisco. Samsung is hailing the 10th anniversary of its first smartphone with three new models that it hopes reverses a sales slump in an industry recycling the same ideas. VOA

Celebrating the first decade of its Galaxy ‘S’ series, Samsung has unveiled the first-of-its-kind foldable smartphone — Galaxy Fold — for $2,000 as a smartphone and a tablet folded into one device.

The smartphone, which will be available on April 26, comes with the world’s first 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display, which folds into a compact device with a cover display that is capable of opening up to three active apps simultaneously on the main display.

The internal screen does not merely bend. It folds smoothly and naturally, like a book.

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DJ Koh, president and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications, holds up the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone during an event, Feb. 20, 2019, in San Francisco. VOA

“To achieve this, we engineered a sophisticated hinge with multiple interlocking gears — a system which is housed in a hidden enclosure for an elegant look, ” the company wrote in a blog post on Thursday.

As Galaxy Fold opens and closes, apps will automatically show up where you leave off.

For PC-like powerful performance, running Android 9.0 Pie, Galaxy Fold comes equipped with a high-powered, next-generation application processor (AP) chipset and 12GB of RAM.

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With the dual battery, the device is capable of charging itself and a second device simultaneously via Wireless PowerShare, while connected to a regular charger.

The smartphone features six lenses – three in the back, two on the inside and one on the cover.  (IANS)

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Next Foldable Smartphone By Samsung To Be Called “Galaxy Bloom”

The upcoming foldable phone is expected to cost around $1,000

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Samsung apparently showcased the device to partners and carriers at a secret meeting held at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. Wikimedia Commons

Samsung is expected to launch its next-gen Galaxy Fold along with Galaxy S11 or S20 on February 11 at an event in San Francisco and now a new report claims that the next foldable is going to be called Galaxy Bloom.

Samsung apparently showcased the device to partners and carriers at a secret meeting held at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. During the meeting, Samsung revealed that its upcoming foldable phone will be called the Galaxy Bloom, news portal androidcentral.com reported recently.

The device will be able to record 8K video, and a 5G version will be released in South Korea.

Famed leakster Ice Universe had earlier claimed that the upcoming fold may have an “ultra-thin glass display” instead of plastic.

The South Korean tech giant had also applied for trademarks in Europe for Samsung Ultra Thin Glass or UTG and according to sources, this will be the material used for its next foldable.

The upcoming foldable phone is expected to cost around $1,000.

The current Galaxy Fold handset is priced at nearly $2,000 which is not an amount most people are willing to pay and is not accessible to a larger segment of the population.

Additionally, tipster Ice Universe (@UniverseIce) recently shared a tweet saying that instead of opting for S11e, S11 and S11+ nomenclature, the company would opt for S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra naming for its flagship series. This means that Galaxy S20 will succeed S10e and S20+ will succeed S10.

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Samsung is expected to launch its next-gen Galaxy Fold along with Galaxy S11 or S20 on February 11 at an event in San Francisco and now a new report claims that the next foldable is going to be called Galaxy Bloom. Wikimedia Commons

In terms of specifications, the upcoming smartphones will use an Exynos 990 in some markets and a Snapdragon 865 in the majority of markets.

The base variant, that is, Galaxy S20 is expected to feature a 6.2-inch screen, S20+ is expected to sport a 6.7-inch screen.

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Meanwhile, the top variant Galaxy 20 Ultra is likely to come with a 6.9-inch screen. (IANS)