Samsung’s Foldable Galaxy F Phone Coming in March 2019, Galaxy S10 in February

Posted on November 12, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Android, Hardware with 18 Comments

Samsung’s foldable phone, which the company showed off just last week, is coming out next year. The company already announced some of the features of the device, though it has remained tight-lipped about the pricing and availability of the device.

Today, a South Korean news agency is reporting that the company’s foldable phone, reportedly called the Galaxy F, will arrive in March 2019. The device will cost a whopping $1,770 which is obviously ridiculously high for a phone. Samsung hasn’t revealed many details about the device, though we know that the device has a 7.3-inch display when it’s fully open, and it can run up to 3 apps at a time.

In other, related news, Samsung is also planning to launch the company’s main flagship phone for the Galaxy S line, the Galaxy S10, in February. Much like usual, the Galaxy S10 is expected to be announced sometime after Mobile World Congress in February. The company is reportedly adding 5G support with the new device.

Samsung’s Galaxy F is going to be quite an interesting product. If the rumored pricing of the device is to be believed, the device is definitely not going to be appealing to many customers. This is, obviously, the first version of the product so it kind of makes sense — it’s supposed to be exclusive for now, and as the tech required to build the foldable display becomes cheaper, it’ll slowly get cheaper and more accessible over the years. I can see the foldable display coming to the Galaxy Note line in a few years time, to be honest.

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18 responses to “Samsung’s Foldable Galaxy F Phone Coming in March 2019, Galaxy S10 in February”

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    martinusv2

    At this price point and not real time users tested. I will pass this one. It look very cool but, what about longevity and durability?

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    dsharp75

    Too rich for my blood, especially for Android.

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    truerock2

    I totally bought into the original iPhone and traded in my Motorola Razor flip-phone for one.

    I hated the Window 8 GUI and I don't particulary like the Universal Windows 10 App GUI - but, I use Windows 10 every day.

    I love USB-C and Thunderbolt and can't wait for USB-B (and all other port form factors) to die.

    I don't like large smart phones and like the original iPhone form factor (but, thinner with no bezel).

    I loved the lightning connector when it first came out - but, think all iPads should switch over to USB-C.


    So I really hate this Samsung fold-able phone. I really don't get it. But, I don't like large smartphones in general - and, obviously lots of other people do. I'm guessing I will not know a single person who buys a Samsung fold-able phone - but, it may be reasonably successful and fill a niche.


    I'm obviously not aligned with the thinking of a lot of other people - which I guess is perfectly OK.



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      William Clark


      I don't like large smart phones and like the original iPhone form factor (but, thinner with no bezel).


      So I really hate this Samsung fold-able phone. I really don't get it. But, I don't like large smartphones in general - and, obviously lots of other people do.


      I think you answered your own question. You said you don't like large smartphones but I'll bet you wouldn't mind having a tablet sized screen every now and then to use your phone for movies, or books or maybe even work related stuff like working on spreadsheets or documents.


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    Awhispersecho

    So about the same price as the top of the line iPhone XS Max, Apple Care, a case and screen protector. It's interesting how people look at different products with roughly the same price to entry differently and how most of the people who might consider the max and everything that goes with it won't consider this. The price for all of these things is getting out of control if you ask me but still it's interesting to see how different the narrative will be from people who found a way to justify the iPhone Max price.

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      Jason Peter

      In reply to Awhispersecho: The price for all of these things is getting out of control if you ask me but still it's interesting to see how different the narrative will be from people who found a way to justify the iPhone Max price.


      Who’s been justifying the price of the XS Max? Most reviewers and others I’ve seen have almost unanimously rebuked the Max for its price alone. Heck, I’m a self-admitted Apple fanboy and I still think the Max is overpriced and overrated.

      Don’t get me wrong, it's a fine piece of hardware in and of itself. But it’s price isn’t at all justified IMO. It’s a very niche vanity product designed for those who have more money than brains.


      I’m curious as to who has been actually justifying it?

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    harrymyhre

    So far this thing looks to me like a tweener.

    Too big to be a phone.

    Too small to be a laptop.

    DOA

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    locust infested orchard inc

    Quote by Mehedi Hassan, "Samsung’s Foldable Galaxy F Phone Coming in March 2019, Galaxy S10 in February"


    Our regular, highly opinionated commenter, karma77police, would probably justifiably call this device the Samsung Galaxy f. as it can only multitask three apps simultaneously. What a joke. Windows 3.1 could cooperatively multitask back in 1992.


    Both Android and this foldable are indeed nothing but an f.ing this and an f.ing that.


    So now we know what the 'F' stands for – and it's certainly not Flex.

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    Jeffery Commaroto

    Before we race to conclusions let's keep in mind these are unnamed "industry watchers" claiming a $1,770 price tag on a prototype held in the dark for just a few seconds. Considering "industry watchers" just spent the last year coalescing around the belief Apple's new Macbook would cost $800, we might want to inhabit skepticism.

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    glenn8878

    Overpriced for a mini-tablet.

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    Jason Peter

    What usage scenarios does this device fulfill?


    Will it fit in a back pocket? And if it does, how resistant is it to breaking under that kind of pressure? I would suspect, not very.


    I’ll admit, I’m anxious to see what Samsung can do with this tech. But the price alone will limit the sales of this device to those who also thought it was a good idea to buy the $10,000 Apple Watch Edition. INO, it won’t sell well. But if they can come up with an innovative design that is rugged enough for everyday use, as well as present a convincing argument that it is actually needed, then future devices could possibly be successful.


    But considering Samsungs history, I expect this to be a device that gets good attention during its 15 minutes of fame before flaming out due to being too expensive, too fragile, and not all that useful. Thats not to mention their track record for designing substandard software, uninteresting UI, and the one voice assistant that makes Siri absolutely shine in comparison...

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    harmjr

    I hope the change the name before it comes out other wise it will be know as the Samsung’s Galaxy Flop.



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    NT6.1

    But it will be a good price when Apple releases its foldable iPhones for $2k...


    I can't wait for the death of smartphones. I still prefer laptops with a full OS.

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    talk wid tech

    Thats a really good news but we are expecting from a long time that smasung reveal the first foldable smartphone but that doesn't happen because recently a chinese display company launched the world's first ever foldable display smartphone. But hope so the foldable Smartphone which Samsung going to release will far better than the First one.

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    MikeGalos

    Let's see, an iPhone XS Max, fully loaded and with Apple Care+ with Theft and Loss is $1,748 so the Samsung, which is, by anyone's measure, a revolutionary improvement, runs $22 (or 1.25%) more.


    Yeah, it's unfair to compare extra warrantee coverage but, let's also be honest, it's been needed lately on the iPhones with Apple restricting repair options.

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