17 January 2019
Samsung is working tirelessly to bring its Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone to the smartphone market in 2019. As the name suggests, the device folds down the middle and the secondary display becomes functional. The company first previewed its foldable smartphone at its Developer Conference last year. This year at CES 2019, Samsung has shown off its Galaxy Fold but only to a selected and very limited audience.
Courtesy of an executive from one of Samsung's client companies, we know that the phone is still a work in progress. Apparently, when folding the smartphone, a crease is left behind. The company is still optimizing it in terms of hardware and software. Here’s what the executive said:
For this reason, Samsung is testing the device so that the sides remain slightly lifted when folded. The prototype seen today leaves a crease mark when being folded, but this issue will be fixed in the finalized version.
Rumour has it that the smartphone will be called the Samsung Galaxy Flex and will hit the shelves in the first half of 2019. The device is speculated to arrive to the Indian market this year. The specifications of the phone still remain a mystery. Rumour has it that the smartphone will feature a triple rear-camera setup with a Sony camera sensor.