Foldable smartphones are coming in 2019
Just when we thought artificial intelligence perfume was high-tech, here come foldable phones (and we’re not talking about the flip phone of yore). Samsung announced its plans to release the first-ever foldable cell phone—The Galaxy F—which essentially looks and operates like a tablet that folds in half.
So, what’s so special about the Galaxy F? Its main draw is that it boasts two screens, a 7.3-inch display and a secondary 4.6-inch display, in both vertical and horizontal orientations. Just open the phone to the bigger screen if you want to, say, stream a movie or watch a video, and close it to make a call or send a text. The idea is that the phone can be opened and closed an infinite amount of times without damaging the screens or its internal hardware.
The Galaxy F (for foldable, presumably) is expected to hit the market in March of 2019—they’re rolling out 1 million units at first—and Samsung plans to release a new foldable phone once a year from there on out.
The first iteration of the Galaxy F will cost upwards of $1,700 a pop. But isn’t a device that functions as a tablet and a phone worth that hefty price tag? The lucky 1 million early adapters will soon find out!