Samsung unveiled its foldable device the Galaxy Fold at the MWC but is seems like the South Korean OEM is seeking to seize every aspect of the market by releasing two more foldable device variants.
The Galaxy Fold is at MWC but you can’t touch it pic.twitter.com/NvrfHRz4JU
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) February 25, 2019
In order to see off challenge from Huawei who has also unveiled their own Mate X, Samsung hopes to release a similar device that folds inwards like a book in April with its cost pegged around $1980.
The Foldable device market is fairly new and by having multiple choices for the consumers to choose from, Samsung may take an early lead ahead of competitors.
The Flexible screen market is said to be wor$495 billion and Xiaomi has joined Huawei and Oppo in the race to get an early share.
“No one knows what the ideal design is yet,” Bryan Ma, vice president of devices research at IDC told Bloomberg. “The time is ripe for experimentation. Many of these designs won’t be successful, but industry players will learn valuable lessons along the way.”
Samsung is planning to release a vertically foldable device later this year. The device is said to have an extra external screen but Samsung is holding on for reviews on how people perceive the external screen its first Galaxy fold before deciding on whether to add or remove it.
The internal fingerprint sensor may appear in the next Galaxy Fold series as they have been used in the S10s.
The Durability of the Galaxy Folds is an issue though as there are reports that the screen starts to crease after 10,000 folds.
Samsung is hoping to offer screen replacement for users until it can find a lasting solution.