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.
But Lego has aped the hyped-up marketing language of phone manufacturers, extolling the toy's "stunning 5-inch cover display [which] unfolds into an 30cm pop-up story book".
The clamshell will be the first to appear, meant to be unveiled late in 2019 or in early 2020. It may feature a second external display, like the Galaxy Fold, depending on how customers respond to the Fold. When the Galaxy S10 does arrive at your door, you should remember that the phone is made of glass, just like its predecessors and many high-end smartphones. Yesterday, the toy-production company tweeted a satirical advertisement for its "LEGO fold", drawing clear design cues from Samsung's own campaign. The Galaxy Fold, Samsung's first foldable phone, is also the company's priciest, costing $1,980. As such, a prototype already exists for the external folding device. They're trying to eliminate a crease that appears on the panel after it's been folded about 10,000 times, and Samsung is considering offering free screen replacements after releasing the product, one of the people said. The devices come with an ultra-wide-angle 16 MP lens and a 123-degree Field of View (FoV). Samsung may also integrate an in-screen fingerprint scanner to further simplify the design. The main highlights of the new Galaxy S10 are Infinity-O display with AMOLED screen, up to 12GB of RAM, reverse charging and much more.
"Now no one knows what an ideal foldable phone should look like", said Bryan Ma, vice president of research at IDC Equipment, a well-known research firm.