14 January 2019
Samsung has been working on a smartphone with a foldable display for a number of years. The company had unveiled the prototype at the Samsung Developer Conference in 2018, which had a new OLED panel dubbed the Infinity Flex display.
The South Korean giant hasn’t shared detailed specifications for the device. During a recent firmware teardown of the Verizon 5G device codenamed “Bolt,” a reference to a new Sony camera sensor was given for the upcoming Samsung foldable phone.
A file named com.samsung.sensor.imx374_winner.so. has been found. The “Winner” tag is reportedly the codename Samsung is using for its upcoming foldable phone. The files discovered by XDA developers are library files that represent drivers for the device. The phones camera driver is expected to be the yet unannounced Sony IMX374 sensor code-named “winner”. As of now, no information is available for the sensor.
The details about the camera sensors for any of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 series of devices is not available yet. According to rumours, Samsung will be announcing more information in February before Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.
The Sony IMX374 sensor could be unveiled at the CES event or any time before the MWC 2019 event according to reports, where all the major OEMs will launch their Q1 portfolio of products. Samsung will launch the “Winner” foldable phone after Q1 of 2019, so not much details about the phone are expected to be revealed at the upcoming events. We will keep you updated about the latest information on Samsung’s upcoming Foldable phone as well as the company’s upcoming flagship line-up over the coming weeks. So, stay tuned.