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Samsung Electronics Developing Outfolding and Vertical Foldable Phones
A Move to Expand Foldable Phone Market
Samsung Electronics Developing Outfolding and Vertical Foldable Phones
  • By Kim Eun-jin
  • March 7, 2019, 08:21
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Huawei's out-folding foldable phone Mate X

Samsung Electronics, which has unveiled its first foldable phone Galaxy Fold, is reportedly developing different types of foldable phone. It seems to be preparing to expand its share of the foldable phone market.

According to Bloomberg on March 6, Samsung Electronics is developing two types of foldable phone: an out-folding type and a vertical folding type.

The vertical folding type, which is similar to the folder phone used in the past, is likely to be released at the end of this year or early next year.

The out-folding type, which is the same as Huawei’s Mate X, is expected to be released after 2020. The out-folding method is advantageous in that it does not require additional display because it folds the main display and uses it as a cover screen. As a result, the Mate X has earned positive reviews for being thin.