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Samsung Electronics Unveils the Bare Outline of Its Foldable Phone
  • By Kim Eun-jin
  • November 7, 2018, 09:10
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A concept image of a foldable smartphone that Samsung Electronics unveiled in 2014.

Samsung Electronics will unveil its much anticipated foldable smartphone at the Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) along with its smart speaker “Galaxy Home.”

The company will be hosting the conference at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco on Nov. 7 to 8 (local time) to showcase its latest technologies.

The highlight of the conference will be the presentation of the world's first in-folding smartphone. As a teaser ad, Samsung Electronics has uploaded an image of the “SAMSUNG” logo folded in half on its official Facebook page. At the SDC, Samsung is expected to introduce the new form factor of foldable phone, user interface (UI), and user experience (UX).

In conjunction with Google and Flipboard (a news-curating company in the U.S.), Samsung Electronics will hold a session named “Is Your App Ready for New Factors” in the afternoon on Oct. 7. "We have to completely redesign the user experience (UX) with the emergence of the new form factor," the company explained.

The final form of the foldable phone is likely to be revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January or at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February next year.

The foldable phone is expected to be 4.6 inches in size when folded and 7.3 inches when opened, as it was previously described as a "smartphone when folded, tablet PC when opened." In addition, the foldable phone will be equipped with Snapdragon 8150 and is likely to support dual SIM.