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Samsung teases folding clamshell smartphone

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday teased its next-generation Galaxy Fold design: a mini-clamshell phone that folds in from top to bottom, rather than the sides.

The company didn’t provide details on when it would launch the square-shaped device. But the first look indicates the company is sticking with foldable phones after the troubled roll-out of the first model. It showed the design in a video at a Samsung conference in San Jose, helping developers start thinking about new software for the device.

The handset is expected to have a 6.7-inch inner screen with a thinner frame at a cheaper price than the US$1 980 Galaxy Fold. Samsung is also working with US design firm Thom Browne to push its luxury appeal.

Like the current Fold, this new version will also run Android software and apps. It will have a hole-punch camera in the screen like the latest Samsung smartphones and two rear-facing cameras.  — (c) 2019 Bloomberg LP

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