Samsung is working on a pair of new foldable smartphones to follow its Galaxy Fold released at MWC. According to a report from Bloomberg, the company is said to be developing a clamshell-like device, and another that folds away from the user, similar to Huawei’s Mate X.
Samsung plans to unveil the vertically folding phone late this year or early next year, and is using mock-ups to fine-tune the design, people familiar with the matter said. The device is designed with an extra screen on the outside, but the manufacturer may remove it depending on how customers respond to a similar display on the Galaxy Fold, the report said.
The out-folding device, which already exists as a prototype after being considered as Samsung’s first foldable phone, will roll out afterward. It will be thinner because it has no extra screen.
Samsung may also incorporate an in-display fingerprint sensor for its foldable lineup, as it did for the Galaxy S10 model announced last month, according to the report.
The company declined to comment.
While Samsung works on new models, it’s also trying to improve the durability of the Galaxy Fold’s display. The company is trying to eliminate a crease that appears on the panel after it’s been folded about 10,000 times, and Samsung is considering offering free screen replacements after releasing the product, one person said.―Telecompaper