South Korean electronics giant Samsung could be on the verge to unveil a prototype of its most-anticipated foldable smartphone. Samsung reportedly changed their logo across its social media channels for a brief amount of time leading everyone to believe that Samsung's foldable phone could actually be a reality.
The swift change in profile picture to a new folding Samsung logo sparked a widespread speculation around Samsung’s foldable smartphone prototype announcement, which could very well be imminent. At the time of writing this article, however, the Samsung logo has reverted back to the original.
Samsung is hosting a developer conference this week in San Francisco. As the name suggests, the event shall focus more on software than hardware. But there is a good chance that Samsung could jump the gun and offer a glimpse into the future of its smartphone computing. And given that Samsung’s foldable smartphone has been long rumoured, Samsung is expected to reveal some key details during the event.
While it still remains a mystery as to what the future of foldable smartphones will be like, there could be more players joining in on this whole foldable smartphones bandwagon in the coming months. In fact, a well-known tipster Evan Blass says that another South Korean smartphone manufacturer LG is going to take the wraps off its foldable phone at CES 2019.
Samsung was recently awarded a patent by the World Intellectual Property Organization, suggesting that some key aspects of Samsung’s foldable smartphone might soon become a reality. The patent in question describes how electrically activated locking mechanism can be put in place. This way, a handset could solidify a physical state of the foldable display.
Rumoured as Samsung Galaxy X, the handset is said to employ a bigger, 7.3 inches panel when in a natural state. However, there is no information available as to what the handset is actually going to be called. Samsung is tight-lipped over this whole foldable smartphone news but the upcoming company event is expected to spill some beans.
Another change that Samsung could be looking at is doing away with the iris scanner on its upcoming Galaxy S10 smartphone. The handset is speculated to focus on the ultrasonic fingerprint scanning technology as the primary unlocking mechanism.