Samsung may launch a new outward-folding phone soon, report

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July 29, 2019
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Well, if you are still anticipating the re-launch of Galaxy Fold, keep waiting, because until now we have not cited any valid source that can affirm its launch date. And now a new report claims that Samsung is not just focusing on a single foldable phone, but it’s looking towards other folding options especially an outward one.

According to South Korean publication The Investor, Samsung is planning to release a family of foldable smartphones, including one that folds outwards (the opposite of the Galaxy Fold). Interestingly, the publication claims that the new model will actually arrive ahead of the Huawei Mate X (which also folds outwards).

The sources close to Samsung production unit in South Korea told The Investor that production of this outwards-folding phone has already begun, but no launch date has been set. The company recently hinted that the redesign of the Fold is almost done and it should hit the market soon but no definite date has been announced. It is also worth mentioning here that the Huawei Mate X is set to come out in September, which leaves only one option – launching in August, alongside or soon after the Galaxy Note 10.

For the uninitiated, Samsung delayed the original April 26th release date indefinitely after reviewers of some renowned media outlets damaged their devices during normal usage. Samsung has not decided a revised release date for its foldable smartphone and will provide further information on shipping “in the coming weeks.”

Meanwhile, Samsung has reportedly made many changes to its foldable device, from which the major change is that the company has made the screen’s protective film “flow into the bezels so it would be impossible to peel off by hand”. Previously, the company shipped review units with a top protective film that looked like a removable screen protector, which many of the reviewers removed and in-turn destroyed the screen. But now it will be impossible to remove it.

Last but not least, Samsung has also filed numerous patents with the US Trademark office that depicts the design of the upcoming foldable phones but still, the South Korean tech giant has not revealed their launch date yet.

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