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13 Mar 2019

Samsung's future foldable phone could wrap around the wrist

Samsung could be working on a wearable phone

Samsung is expected to launch as many as three new foldable smartphones in the near future.

Recently, a Bloomberg report said that the company is working to launch two new foldable models to take an early lead in the new hardware category.

And now, a patent suggests that Samsung is also creating a foldable phone that can be worn on the wrist.

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Here's everything to know about Samsung's 'wearable' phone

Samsung's patent details a foldable device that will curl around the wrist.

In the unfolded state, it will offer a tall, slender display with an unbendable top section for the front-and-rear cameras.

The device will also come with magnets on both ends to ensure a snug fit when worn and a small slider on the rear to prevent automatic curling in the unfolded state.

Competitors

The new line up of 'wearable' phones

Flexible displays have opened up a brand new line up of wearable phones.

Similar to Samsung's foldable phone, Lenovo has already showcased a device that could wrap around the wrist to morph into a smartwatch while TCL is also developing its own wearable phone.

Moreover, we recently saw Nubia Alpha launch the world's first wearable phone at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress.

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Interestingly, Samsung is also developing two more foldable phones

Expanding portfolio

Interestingly, Samsung is also developing two more foldable phones

In a bid to expand its portfolio of foldable phones, Samsung is also readying two new devices which will be different from the $2,000 Galaxy Fold.

According to Bloomberg's report, one of the devices will be similar to Huawei's Mate X with an out-folding mechanism while the second device will sport a clamshell-like design - similar to Motorola's foldable Razr or ZTE's foldable phone.

One of these devices might launch in 2019 itself

As per reports, clamshell-styled folding device is planned for release in late 2019 or in early 2020. Further, Samsung has also readied a prototype for the out-folding device but its launch timeline is not certain.

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When will Samsung launch its wearable phone?

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What is the price of Samsung Galaxy Fold?

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When will Samsung launch its wearable phone?

Asked on 13-03-2019 by Amit Banerjee

Answered by NewsBytes

Currently, we do not have any details about the launch of Samsung's wearable phone. Moreover, we just know that Samsung has patented this technology, suggesting it is not certain if all of this will translate into a new device or not.

When are the specifications of Samsung's clamshell-style foldable phone?

Asked on 13-03-2019 by Vihaan Patil

Answered by NewsBytes

As of now, we do not have any credible details about the specifications of Samsung's clamshell-like foldable phone. However, we can expect to see top-end internals.

What is the price of Samsung Galaxy Fold?

Asked on 13-03-2019 by Hemant Saxena

Answered by NewsBytes

Samsung Galaxy Fold is priced at $1,980.

When will Galaxy Fold go on sale in India?

Asked on 13-03-2019 by Tejas Das

Answered by NewsBytes

Samsung Galaxy Fold will launch globally on April 26 and is expected to arrive in India on the same date.

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