Samsung’s Galaxy S10, Foldable Phone Coming February 20th

Posted on January 10, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Android, Hardware with 9 Comments

Samsung’s next-gen Galaxy handsets are almost here. The company today sent out invites for its Unpacked event today, taking place in San Fransisco and London on the 20th of February.

Samsung is expected to introduce a bunch of new phones at Unpacked 2019. The company will launch the new Galaxy S10, which is expected to have three different variations. We already know that the new Galaxy S10 handsets will have a notch in three different styles, and a reverse wireless charging feature that lets you charge other devices with the S10. However, most of the other details about the device remain scarce. The devices are expected to go on sale in March.

The company is also expected to unveil and show off its fully-functional foldable phone, likely called the Galaxy F, at the event. The device, which is expected to be priced around $1770, will be one of the first mainstream foldable phones. It’s not clear exactly when the device will be available for purchase, though a report from the WSJ states that Samsung will show a fully-functional version of the device at Unpacked.

Samsung is expected to go big on 5G this year, and WSJ reports there could be a fourth variant of the Galaxy S10 that comes with 5G later this Spring.

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9 responses to “Samsung’s Galaxy S10, Foldable Phone Coming February 20th”

  1. jbinaz

    And in 2020 or 2021, we'll get the iPhone F, which will be "revolutionary" and "ground-breaking!" ;-)

  2. curtisspendlove

    I’m glad the iPhone won’t the most expensive phone again. At least until Sept 2019.

    Seriously though, looking forward to seeing this. I don’t think I have a use case for it, but that is want marketing is for. ;)

  3. John Craig

    Oh, Andromeda, what could have been.

    Honestly, this whole foldable thing is going to blow up and has the potential to reinvigorate the flailing mobile market. Developers will start writing brand new applications. Engineers will find new use-case scenarios. Consumers will find a way to make use of all that screen real estate.

    And Microsoft will try to find relevance by bringing out a duel screen laptop that has no bearing on foldable technology whatsoever. And no one will develop for it. And consumers won't be swayed by it.

    And we've all been here before.

    • boots

      In reply to John_Craig:

      Honestly, I don't see foldable devices being anything more than a niche product. Normal phones are very easy to use with one hand, or hold in one hand and use with the other. People won't want their primary device to be something they need both hands to hold, or to be twice as heavy and thick when they use it with one hand when folded.

      How many developers write apps specifically for the millions of tablets out there? Why would developers start writing brand new apps for something that functionally sits between a phone and a tablet?

      I don't think "Build it and they will come" will work is this case.

    • CaedenV

      In reply to John_Craig:

      I know that this is going to fail, simply because I want one. Everything I like ends up failing. Windows Phone. ferris-wheel style convertible laptops. Headphone jacks. Notch-less displays. It is almost like popular tech devices look at my wish list and run the opposite direction.

  4. mmcpher

    I would love to see a foldable device that "afforded" users more screen real estate. But a $1,500 - $1,800 device is too much to ask. I really love my Note 9 but it got me to thinking that my old Lumia 1520 was spectacular in its day at a third of the price that the F phone will be. There's always been a not-near-rational correlation between price and innovation. Of course people will pay more for the latest and greatest, and usually a lot more. But there comes a moment and a price point where many consumers just begin to tune-out from innovation and begin settling back, either with what they already have or settling for something less than the burning, bleeding edge. And once consumers begin thinking and moving away from the flagships, they don't necessarily stop at the next best (and next most expensive) thing. Once you've jumped off the train you begin looking in an entirely new direction and sometimes in a different manner.

    So as much as I love the specs and dazzling form factors, in phones, TV's, PC's, Laptops. . . . , all of the overpricing has me seriously reevaluating my choices and my timelines. You just knew Apple was dragging the entire smartphone market up to unsustainable price perches a few years back, and knew the rest would follow and crowd up on that cliff. You see it also with devices like the Surface Studio or gaming laptops. Spectacular and all that but so far out of reach that you wind up questioning your overall technology values. There have been periods where successive iterations provide great enhancements at great, if relative, value, and our history has been we are only too happy to strain and stretch for each step forward. But once a new corporate greed baseline is established, the idea that a new flagship phone is the best ever, but still recognizably priced as a phone, begins to slip and lose focus. And appeal.

    • Daekar

      In reply to mmcpher:

      I agree with you on this one. Unless you've got lots of money to burn, a $1,500 phone is just a ridiculous proposition, even as much as I think the foldable phones are going to be very cool. The second my wife heard they were actually happening, she said, "That's what I want." Then she heard the price and said, "Well, maybe we can wait and get a used one."

  5. vegito03

    Samsung is coming with it's full potential in their next flagship Samsung Galaxy S10 but what about Sony Xperia XZ4 it beats Samsung Galaxy S10 in benchmark

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