Samsung’s foldable smartphone is a step closer to reality, clears CMIIT in China


It’s now a common knowledge that the Galaxy S10 series will be unveiled on February 20 at an Unpacked event in San Francisco. What is less clear to us however is when the Korean giant intends to officially and fully unveil the long-rumored Galaxy Fold, even though it dropped a subtle hint that it might drop the device officially on the same date as the S10.

And while there was the initial thought that the device will be exclusive to a limited market, more evidence has emerged that it might be made available in China too where it just bagged approval from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (CMIIT).

As is often the case, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (CMIIT) doesn’t give much away in terms of internals, but its approval is an indication that China is among the few markets that will receive limited numbers of the Galaxy Fold. The device. This is in addition to the US, Europe, and its home market of South Korea where the device will arrive bearing SM-F900U, SM-F900F, and SM-F900A model numbers.

Samsung did reveal the Galaxy Fold to a limited number of audience at the just concluded CES but failed still to give away much of its details. From what we know so far, Samsung’s folding phone will come with dual displays: a tall 4.5-inch 840 x 1960 screen on the outside or front of the device, and a foldable 7.3-inch 1536 x 2152 display on the inside. It might not feature the in-display scanner but is tipped to get a triple-camera setup complete with wide-angle and telephoto cameras, Snapdragon 855, 12GB of RAM, up to 1TB storage, as well as a 4,400mAh battery.

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There are rumors the device will cost as much as $2000, and while that hasn’t been confirmed, its worth noting that the device won’t be in any way cheap.

 

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