Samsung To Launch A Cheaper And More Pocketable Foldable Phone Next Year [Report]

Samsung might still be struggling to bring the Galaxy Fold to market but it hasn’t stopped it from working on another foldable device that is set to launch next year.

That’s according to a Bloomberg report, which says the phone will be have a display of around 6.7-inches when unfolded. The phone will then fold inward to create a square that’s more able to be easily pocketed.

The report goes on to say that Samsung is testing a new, ultra-thin glass that can be bent. The Galaxy fold and indeed other foldable phones use a flexible plastic instead.

That, while necessary currently, does make them appear less premium than normal phones. It also means that an additional layer of protection is needed and it’s that protection that famously failed on the Galaxy Fold back in April.

While the Galaxy Fold is expected to finally go on sale imminently, the news that a new foldable phone is already penciled in for next year is interesting. Especially considering the move to a new display type.

Foldable phones had been expected to be the breakout hit of 2019 but so far it’s been quite the opposite. Initial phones will be inherently flawed, but it’s the second and third generations that interest us the most. If Samsung is already changing things for next year, that might the phone to keep tabs on.

We’d expect to start to hear more about the unannounced phone in the coming months if it is indeed in the works for a launch next year.

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