Galaxy X, Galaxy F, Galaxy Fold: Feb. 20 launch, price, specs, rumored March release date for Samsung's foldable phone

CNET | 2/14/2019 | Jessica Dolcourt
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This render from Let's Go Digital paints a picture of how Samsung's foldable phone could look.

The wait is almost over. Answers about Samsung's foldable phone -- rumored to be called the Galaxy X, Galaxy F, Galaxy Fold or Galaxy Flex -- will come on Feb. 20. On Monday, Samsung issued a teaser video saying, "The future of mobile will unfold on Feb. 20, 2019," alongside imagery of Korean and English words that spell out "the future unfolds" sliding along an invisible curved surface.

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While the video doesn't give away much, it does confirm that Samsung will use its Galaxy S10 launch event to also talk about its foldable phone in detail. At this point, we expect to see more than the flash of folding phone prototype Samsung briefly waved around at its developers conference this past November. The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung will trot out a fully fledged unit to show off.

The company's foldable phone is slated to arrive in the first half of 2019. It's already generating buzz, and for good reason. Along with 5G, foldable phones are widely regarded as the next big thing for smartphones in 2019.

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A foldable design promises to expand a handset's screen size while keeping the device portable enough to carry around. As the forefront of a bold new design era, foldable phones are also seen as a way to shake up renewed interest as people hold onto their devices longer and phone sales slow.

Samsung may be the biggest dog in the race, but competitors are hot on its heels. Xiaomi, a Chinese brand relatively unknown in the US, has already challenged Samsung with a new kind of foldable phone design before it's even announced.

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Although we know more now than we did back in November when Samsung's foldable phone became...
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