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Samsung officially teases folding smartphone on Facebook

Royole FlexPai World’s first foldable smartphone launched check features Click for full image
Sherri Watson | 06 November, 2018, 07:28

After what seems the better part of a half-a-decade of unofficial rumours, Samsung has started to tease its long in development foldable display smartphone. The image, which you can see below, is simply the Samsung logo folded over on itself. Of course, we don't know how it's going to look and how it's going to operate exactly, but we have a couple of solid leads.

Koh added that the company was "focusing on developing innovations that will be genuinely accepted and liked by consumers" for the foldable phones. This is because as the device is foldable, the same camera can be used to click photos or selfies by just turning the phone around.

Both, however, have been pipped to the post by Royole, a Chinese display making start-up, which last week unveiled a foldable phone with a 7.8 inch screen, priced from around US$1,300.

If the Pure White Galaxy Note 9 really becomes a reality, it'll be the first Galaxy Note-series smartphone to be offered in White color after the Galaxy Note 5 which was launched in 2015.

The report reiterates that Samsung's foldable smartphone will feature dual OLED displays. Samsung could have engineered it to fold in two-thirds to allow the top part of the display to show notifications, battery, time and other information. So, we are not sure if it'll be available globally or will be introduced in select markets only, if it ever gets announced.

We will have more details about the new foldable smartphone from Samsung when the device is made official later this week at Samsung's Developer Conference which takes place between the 7th and 8th of November.