A teaser earlier this week practically confirmed that Samsung will indeed show its first ever foldable handset at its developer conference on November 7th, and we have more proof that the Galaxy F, or whatever Samsung ends up calling the device, will be the star of the keynote. The company recently trademarked the "Samsung Infinity-V" moniker in South Korea under the smartphone displays category. The back of the phone is also plastic, except for the hinge which is made of silicone.
Samsung's radically designed foldable smartphone is closer to launch, but it could be priced upwards of $1500 (or approx 1,09,432). It does hint that rumours were right that the device will function both as a tablet when unfurled and turned to a mobile when folded. All of the current information points to a clamshell-like design, where the phone will have a large display on the "inside", and a smaller, 3.5-inch-ish screen on its outer shell to show you notifications and whatnot. It's got all the usual smartphone features: a 20-megapixel camera, fingerprint scanner, USB-C charging and storage expansion via MicroSD. The phones runs a forked version of Android 9.0, called Water OS, which has been customized to support the phone's different-sized displays. There was a noticeable delay when rotating the screen or folding or unfolding the phone.
Samsung is emphasizing on the app experience as they're going to preview it for developers this week. The company could first unveil the phone in its homeland followed by other countries. But until that happens, it's very hard to get excited about a foldable phone that costs more than $1300 and won't have reliable software.