Samsung unveils foldable smartphone but at a high stake.
The Korean gigantic smartphone major, Samsung is here to create better news, for sure. Their foldable smartphone is fastly approaching launch yet if rumors are to be believed, it would set you back by 2500 bucks. These reports are received from techno giant: Gizmodo U.K., which asserted that the smartphone won’t be broadly accessible. However, it can be bought through multiple channels.
The smartphone major, Samsung is taking research and development projects to new level with this foldable tablet cum phone. So basically, the design is a tablet gone motorola way? The hefty price tag further may affect the number of market influencers switching to the foldable version from Samsung. Surely, one has to pay hefty price for new technology yet it will remain a vaid payout, it remains to be seen. The approximate price tag is 1500-2500 pounds.
Samsung’s much awaited surprise?
Samsung recently offered a glimpse of the foldable phone and asserted that it would be mass produced in the upcoming months. The senior vice president of the company: Justin Denison bought the phone out to the public recently at an event. In what appears to be a booklet, the phone opens up to be a beautiful tablet. Thanks to the technology called as Infinity Flex display, the phone opens and closes without any degradation. However, the foldable phone is not the exact variant that will be sold. Instead, a sleek smartphone with smaller bezels will amaze you soon. At the hefty price tag, we expect nothing short of the best. No doubt that Google decided to back the device in launch while others like Huawei have similar interests in pipeline.
If rumors are to be believed, this foldable phone can simultaneously run three apps at same time in a special window called as the multi active window. Further, it may be labelled as Galaxy X, F or Flex series. Apart from these details, the information regarding the phone remains undercover.
Foldable smartphone for 2019
This gadget is expected to be launched formally at Mobile world congress in 2019. The sale process will follow soon after to make it a reality by first half of the year. On heels is LG with similar interests to present one in CES 2019.
As per survey by CIMB, foldable phone will sell like hot cakes and approximately 39 million other handset will compete for market share. However, the mobile enthusiasts label it as money saver against the mobile phone and tablet.
The smartphone will surely be an expensive commodity in the initial years due to its USP but will surely become mass produced by 2020. Likewise the supplier of OLED display, printed circuit board and battery will boost the market dominance for Samsung. The cost of such smartphone will cross 600 dollars from manufacturing viewpoint. Still the brand views to earn more than 65 percent flat margin. However, the sooner the smartphone will turn into a cash cow, the prices will surely come below 1000 bucks.
According to reports from leading sources, the device will offer killer flagship details like:
- Battery divided into two packs with total capacity of 6000 mAh.
- Foldable screen of 7.3 inch. Specifically 2152 X 1536 pixel screen.
- Oled display to save power and boost battery life.
- 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage space.
- 12 megapixel camera along with 8 megapixel front camera.
- Superpower boost by Exynos CPU version 9820 for Korean market whereas the powerful Snapdragon 8150 for US market.
Rumors peg that probably the phone will simply be called as fold to enchant the young user base and drive the marketing endeavours.
Above all, the market for the foldable smartphone is raw yet competitive. If Samsung is able to launch the same early, it may gain substantial advantage from the monopoly. Sadly, it won’t be for very long for Huawei already has in its pipeline a smartphone that offers amazing features along with a 5G connectivity.
LG is on the heels to launch similar phone but it’s market share remains substantial even post announcement. The wave of the foldable smartphone will soon catch the innovators yet the time is still far when an average person will ditch the existing phone for its foldable counterpart. The competition is stiff and mere single spec will not yield much advantage.
Another issue that will be common is the battery life. Despite the two massive batteries, the drainout will be huge and perhaps the powerbank will be the common addition to the weight of the phone. Likewise, placing huge battery will take the burden on the user experience as well as increase the chances of explosion like the previous version of Samsung flagship product.
Samsung foldable smartphone is a smart move to strengthen the customer service of the giant post the numerous negative feedback and affordable versions of smartphone. But will it be the gamechanger and harbinger? All this is yet to be seen.
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