Samsung recently confirmed that it would be launching its first foldable smartphone in the near future. Today, new details have been revealed about this flagship model, but also about the Galaxy S10. That phone would support 5G connections and get a completely new design.

That’s what anonymous sources within the South Korean company say to the Bloomberg news agency. This reports that the Galaxy S10 supports 5G, a connection technology that is ten to one hundred times faster than the current infrastructure of telecom companies. Verizon and AT&T, among others, have started to upgrade their equipment to 5G techniques internationally. But the Galaxy S10 offers more than just faster connections.

The Galaxy S10

The Samsung Galaxy S10 would also have a much different screen. Samsung integrates a fingerprint scanner under the display, but would also like to place the selfie camera under the screen. In addition, three variants of the S10 would be released.

There would be a standard version, with an OLED 5.8-inch screen similar to the S9. There will also be a supersized version and a third, budget-friendly version. The latter would then be delivered without a fingerprint scanner behind the display. The size of these screens is not certain, although we heard a few months ago that a 5.8-inch, 6.1-inch and 6.3-inch version might be released.

The foldable device

According to Bloomberg, the foldable phone is codenamed Winner. It would come on the market in one or two variants. One of them closes vertically like a book and the other folds more double. The latter variant would currently be preferred within Samsung and a prototype would also have been made of it.

According to Bloomberg’s sources, the screen has a primary screen with a coating that feels like one used in cameras and not like glass. A 4-inch second screen is located on the outside and makes it possible to view notifications, for example, without having to unfold the device completely.

The Winner would weigh more than 200 grams, which is due to the large screen. The primary screen is rumoured to occupy 7-inch and is about the size of a smaller tablet.

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