Samsung is reportedly developing a Mate X-style folding smartphone

Huawei joins bendable devices trend, revealing its Mate X foldable phone

The next design would be an outward-folding device like the Huawei Mate X. It is reported that Samsung has a working prototype after it was considered to be their first foldable device.

The flip phone could debut as soon as late this year, or possibly at CES or MWC next year. Similar to the way its Galaxy Note opened the door to a rush on big phones, Samsung clearly hopes that it can once again lead the way into a growing market as smartphone sales cool off.

Credit: SamsungAccording to SamMobile, Samsung Display has reportedly sent foldable displays to two of its main rivals/clients, Apple and Google.

Since it's too early to determine the most practical foldable form factor, Samsung is said to be working on more foldable models.

Poking fun at Samsung's foldable phone, Galaxy Fold, Lego shows off its "foldable" pop-up book.

The South Korean behemoth is apparently considering two designs; a clamshell-type phone which folds horizontally from top to bottom and an out-folding device which folds vertically, kind of like Huawei's recently launched Mate X. It will be thinner because it has no extra screen, they said.

In the meantime, the company is trying to ideal the Galaxy Fold's bendy display.

The Galaxy Fold's screen imperfection develops on a protective film covering the touch sensor bonded with the display underneath, the person said.

Following the release of this clamshell-style device, Samsung will unveil another foldable. Samsung Galaxy S10 activations suggest pre-orders were lower than last year's Galaxy S9, according to The Investor.

New additions to the series include a Wireless PowerShare and in-display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner (only on Galaxy S10+ and S10). As is tradition, iFixit has disassembled the Samsung Galaxy S10 to see how easily you can fix it. Samsung Display is already a provider of OLED screens for the iPhone, and the company's flexible OLED technology is probably the most advanced on the planet.

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