Samsung Mobile teases foldable phone ahead of Developer Conference 2018

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When folded, the Galaxy Winner will work like a regular smartphone and when unfolded, it can be used like a tablet with a larger 7.3-inch canvas.

On Sunday, the company took to Facebook to share a not-so-subtle teaser that it's preparing to release a foldable smartphone.

Samsung has always been rumoured to be working on a foldable phone. Phones with the display on the outside could have something like a traditional smartphone form factor when closed, which could open up into a tablet-like form factor.

The device comes in three different configurations 6GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB, and 8GB+512GB RAM/ROM with internal storage expandable up to 256GB with a MicroSD card.

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If going by the current flagship smartphones, Samsung's new foldable phone is expected to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or the proprietary Exynos 8910 octa-core CPU backed by 6GB/8GB RAM, 128GB (or higher with microSD support), a big battery (4,000mAh or higher) and top-notch camera set with a wide-angle lens. Oh, also, it'll cost something like $1,700 or $2,000.

Would you use a foldable phone? The company could first unveil the phone in its homeland followed by other countries.

If the Pure White Galaxy Note 9 really becomes a reality, it'll be the first Galaxy Note-series smartphone to be offered in White color after the Galaxy Note 5 which was launched in 2015.

But if Samsung can create some buzz around the new phones, it would be a welcome salve for its mobile division, which just last week reported quarterly profit tumbling by a third, squeezed by competition with Apple and as Chinese rivals spruce up their mid-range products with features similar to Samsung's.

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