Samsung launched its first foldable smartphone - the Galaxy Fold globally at the starting of this year. However, the company took a little longer time to make the units available for purchase because of durability issues with the display. Many tech experts and influencers reported that the display of Galaxy Fold was breaking.
After resolving the issue, the company made the phone available for sale. Now, it has been reported that Samsung is planning to introduce two new foldable smartphones in 2020. Here are the details:
According to the Korea Herald report, the company is expected to launch new variants of foldable smartphone next year. These smartphone variants will include larger screen phones in a compact form factor. Meanwhile, rumors suggest that LG Electronics are also planning to debut in the foldable smartphone segment by launching its first foldable phone.
Reports suggest that one of the upcoming Galaxy Fold smartphones will arrive with a clamshell design, in which the secondary display will only be used for displaying notifications, battery status, and some basic information. The display will also show a couple of charging animations which were also seen on OneUI 2.0 beta.
The estimated price of the clamshell foldable smartphone is expected to be somewhere around $845 (Rs. 59,150 approx). The smartphone is expected to make its way in global markets in February 2020. The smartphone is also said to be introduced alongside the Galaxy S11.
"Samsung's plan to expand the foldable product lineup depends on the market response to the clamshell model slated for launch in 2020, but it is clear the firm will increase the lineup," the report quoted Choi Bo-young, an analyst at Kyobo Securities. He also suggested that the successor of the Galaxy Fold will launch in August 2020.
The analyst also suggested that Samsung is planning to do a business of 6 million foldable devices in 2020 and around 20 million by 2021.