Samsung’s flexible phone is coming next year and here to offer a preview of what to expect is a new report straight out of South Korea. Analysts CCS-CIMB Research have compiled a detailed 74-page report on the foldable handset, citing information taken directly from suppliers involved in its making.
As reported by LetsGoDigital (via Tom’s Guide), the agency claims that the so-called Galaxy Flex will have 8GB of RAM, 128GB of ROM, and a massive battery packing anywhere between 5000mAh and 6000mAh of power. The cell will apparently be divided into two parts. No word on whether it’s the same bendable battery seen in an earlier leak.
Samsung Galaxy Flex Screen, Camera Specs
The Galaxy Flex will use the monster battery to power a 7.3-inch OLED screen with a 2152 x 1536p resolution. Plus, there’s another 4.58-inch display on the outside when the device is folded. The sources also had some insight to offer on the photography capabilities of the smartphone.
According to them, Samsung will equip the foldable phone with a 12MP + 12MP dual camera setup at the back. There might be an 8MP selfie camera at the front. The report doesn’t mention whether the lens will be embedded into a hole, notch, or normal bezel.
An Exynos 9820 processor will be running the show in international markets, while a Snapdragon 8150 SoC will handle the US. The Galaxy Flex’s bill of materials indicates that the handset costs 70% more to produce than the Galaxy S9+. That’s to be expected what with all this new technology.
The side effect of having all this cutting-edge tech in the Galaxy Flex is that consumers will have to pay a premium price for it. $1800, to be precise. That’s what the CCS-CIMB reports claims anyway. The figure actually falls in line with earlier speculation, so there’s a chance the number is accurate.
Rates might drop to $1300 by 2022, but that’s a long time to wait for a $500 fall. Perhaps foldable phones will become more refined by then since they still seem like a gimmick at the moment. We’ll see what Samsung has in store for 2019.