Bloomberg said Samsung's foldable phone is now being developed under a secretive codename called 'Winner, ' which is line with previous reports that made the same claim.
Samsung is also working with Verizon to deliver 5G support in the USA models of the new phones, the report says. The Korean company is said to be planning a cheaper version of its flagship model that could challenge flagships from Huawei and Oppo.
This new report states that Samsung won't be including a in-display fingerprint reader due to technological constraints and that the handset's display will be "coated with a film" rather than glass.
The report notes that the standard Galaxy S10, which is codenamed "Beyond", features a curved "Edge" OLED screen just like its predecessor. The Galaxy S10 will be available in three versions, including a more affordable model that will appeal to a broader audience.
"We're continually evolving our smartphone portfolio to provide our customers with new and exciting innovations and experiences". Chinese OEMs have already announced phones with 10GB of RAM, but there's no way Samsung will be able to offer so much RAM without a notable increase in price. "Please stay tuned", Samsung said in a statement. According to the report, Samsung has not decided on how the phone will actually unfold, whether it will be horizontally or vertically.
Rumours of foldable phones always get people talking, even though the examples we've seen thus far have been pretty well rubbish. Both the models open from side and side and the landscape model has reportedly fallen out of favor. However, the device is expected to include a four-inch screen on the outside to perform basic tasks like browsing emails, texts without the need of flipping it to open. The prototype design could be similar to Motorola Razr phone with the screen opening with a snap. Mass production of the devices is still a question.
Apart from engineering difficulties, Samsung is also addressing software issues by closely working with Google.
Samsung has tested the phone's folding mechanism more than 200,000 times, meaning it has passed the threshold for durability, according to Bloomberg. The user interface is expected to heavily depend on which of the two of designs the company finalise.