Samsung Said to Launch Smartphone With 4 Rear Cameras in 2018

Samsung Said to Launch Smartphone With 4 Rear Cameras in 2018

In a recent interview with CNBC, Samsung mobile boss DJ Koh said the company is changing its strategy amid a slowdown in the smartphone industry. Instead of introducing new technology into the flagship Galaxy S and Note series of devices, Samsung will look to bring in cutting-edge features to its cheaper models first. He did say that it would be functional in folded form, but that users may need to unfold it to browse a website or app. He also confirmed that the tech used in the device was complicated but the company has "nearly concluded" it.

Koh didn't disclose any specifications about the smartphone but he announced that company will unveil the smartphone at Samsung Developers Conference 2018, which is set for November 7-8 in San Francisco.

Compared to Samsung's 2018 flagships, the Galaxy S10 line should debut in-screen fingerprint readers and possibly even feature a depth-sensing 3D camera setup. There have always been rumours of such a device coming from the likes of Samsung or LG, due to foldable screen technologies both firms have shown off at trade shows, but now it seems we are nearing the launch of the first consumer product based on a flexible foldable screen form factor.

Samsung has been toying with the idea of bendable OLED displays for years and even demoed a prototype back in 2012. The ideal foldable phone would have a single display that can fold.

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It could lead to a handset that can easily transform into a tablet - simply by unfolding it.

Apparently, Samsung conducted a series of consumer surveys and is confident now that there is sufficient demand for such a foldable devices.

Unlike the ZTE Axon M, Samsung's own phone is expected to have a flexible screen and not a hinge connecting two screens. It's safe to assume that Samsung will be charging a hefty premium for the Galaxy X, especially if it's the first folding phone to hit the market.

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